Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide for Nieces and Nephews: The School-Agers

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have all come and gone. And my shopping list hasn’t gotten any shorter, has yours? I will also admit, I’ve written these guides in order of simplicity – in the grand scheme of things, babies, toddlers and preschoolers will forget  about whatever you give them a few days after Christmas. School-agers, on the other hand, will remember, and may or may not announce their rating of said gift over Christmas dinner. Read More Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide for Nieces and Nephews: The School-Agers

Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide to Nieces and Nephews: The Preschoolers

If you even get to see your preschool aged niece or nephew at holiday gatherings, consider yourself lucky. It’s about at the age of three that most children will choose their peers over the adults in the room, and if I don’t make an effort to go to the basement/bedroom/backyard where the cousins have gathered, I could very well go the entire party without ever seeing a niece or nephew. Read More Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide to Nieces and Nephews: The Preschoolers

Aunt Sally’s Gift Guide to Nieces and Nephews: the Toddlers

So far we’ve covered ideas for large families and special gifts for a baby’s first Christmas. But what about baby’s second and third Christmas? That’s today’s topic, friends. Read More Aunt Sally’s Gift Guide to Nieces and Nephews: the Toddlers

Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide to Nieces and Nephews: Baby’s First Christmas

If your niece or nephew is celebrating a First Christmas, congratulations! There is nothing more fun than involving children in Christmas traditions, and what’s great is that your family has a few years to experiment with what traditions they’d like, because kids don’t remember their first few holidays anyway! Read More Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide to Nieces and Nephews: Baby’s First Christmas

Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide to Nieces and Nephews: Gifts for Large Families

Three years before I became I mom, I became an aunt.

My first Christmas as an aunt, in 2002, I had one adorable nephew who was but a few weeks old.

Christmas 2003 found me an aunt five times over — I now had two nieces and three nephews to celebrate. Read More Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide to Nieces and Nephews: Gifts for Large Families