Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate


It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with your favorite Disney […]

Move Over Kids. Mama Has A Christmas List Too.

mom's letter to santa

By: Amber Leventry Dear Santa, I know it’s been awhile, and I feel like we should catch up or something. Let’s be honest, though. Between kids changing their minds about what they really want for Christmas and at least one of my three kids constantly on the naughty list, neither one of us has time […]

A Very GRAMMY Christmas


“A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” a new one-hour entertainment special, will feature performances by singer/songwriter Ariana Grande, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams. To purchase tickets visit ticketmaster.com.  

What I Learned on Christmas Vacation


By Danny Thomas I usually write a piece at Christmastime… it usually touches on the cognitive dissonance I carry being an agnostic who believes in magic and Christmas. Usually there’s a bit of anti-consumerism… and anti-materialism. Usually I get nostalgic and pine for my youth… all the while noting that even as a kid Christmas […]

A Family Road Trip


By: Wendy Rhein Christmas week is upon us – a season of love, family, joy and togetherness. Translation – 10 days of complete family togetherness. That’s a lot of days of nonstop togetherness. A lot. This year I’m taking that togetherness to the next level – driving 1,300 miles in a week with my 71-year-old […]

“Like a Giant? or a Robot?”


By: Danny Thomas last Christmas I blogged about believing in Santa. I still do. St. Nicolas is the embodiment of faith, magic and giving… Christmas is so much more than Santa tho, strange, I know… I have such weird conflicting mixed feelings about Christmas and the whole dogma, being a critically thinking, agnostic, capitalism/consumption-questioning, sustainabilitynik, […]

Why Are All The Elves Pink?


By: Wendy Rhein It all started with the Elf on a Shelf. The supposedly endearing book and accompanying 1970s pixie-looking, Twiggy-skinny elf creature that is supposed to keep an eye on your kids and report back to Santa during the holiday season. Like this one: This minx of a holiday decoration spends his days watching […]