Wow, I can't believe it's December and I am writing a post that is Christmas related! Time is flying by too fast. So for the last 2 years, I have actually been looking into something like the Elf On The Shelf (EOTS), where kids can look forward to finding a surprise in the morning. However, I never brought myself to make the purchase for one because I didn't like the message/purpose of the EOTS. I didn't like that the elf was supposed to be Santa's messenger keeping tabs on children and if they were "good" they got gifts and if they were "bad" they didn't get anything. I wanted Kiggster to behave not for gifts but because she loves and respects us. Also, I hated thinking that EOTS always seemed to be a naughty elf who was checking up on all the kids but setting a bad example?! So I was thinking of making the purchase this year but using the doll in my own way. Well, in searching for the right vendor to purchase it from, I came across The Christmas Angel and fell in love! The … [Read more...]
Sometimes it's hard to believe that things will turn out on the upside when a lot of things seem to be looking down. Things have not been a walk in the park for our family in the last couple years whether it was health, jobs, or finances. However, looking in hindsight at them, good has come out of all of those situations. Whether it was Honey losing his job but during that time, he got to be there for Kiggster and I when I went to all my ultrasounds (yup, had one almost every month), then he got to spend Kiggster's whole 1st year with her and finally, that lead him to make the jump into getting his Master's degree! Financially things have also not been super easy for us but we also made some decisions financially that would seem crazy to some but made the most sense to our family. We decided to become a one-income family, especially since things weren't looking good with my last company. However, that also meant we could no longer afford to … [Read more...]
The Holiday Guide is finally here and live! I am so excited to present to you Kangaroo Mama's 2012 Holiday Guide Magazine! It's my very first time putting out a magazine and though it was a stressful process figuring out the best programs to use, it was actually very fun being able to do the layout and find the best content for the magazine. There is a ton of really great ideas in this magazine, not just gift ideas but DIY crafts, recipes, and more to help you this holiday season! I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear what you thought about it! Open publication - Free publishing - More diy crafts If you are having trouble viewing the magazine above, you can also go here to view it. If you have a Holiday Guide on your blog, please feel free to link up below. I'd love to check them out and I'm sure others would be interested in seeing more ideas too!