Letter to Santa Printable and How to Send It!

Do your children write letters to Santa? Does Santa send a reply? Letters to Santa are a precious gesture that children of all ages can participate in. What to include in the letter is individual to each writer, but here are a few suggestions: Questions–Nothing is too silly or too serious for Santa. Encourage your child to ask anything they want. Let them be curious and creative! A Christmas wish list. There’s a good chance that Santa already knows what {Read More}

Sausage Stuffing Balls

This Sausage Stuffing Ball recipe was actually shared years ago on the blog as part of a Christmas post, but it’s so good that it deserves to have a post of its own! I started making these sausage balls when I was 12 or 13. That’s been…ahem…a few years ago. They were an instant hit at our family Christmas gathering that year and since then, have made the menus of multiple parties, holiday celebrations, and “just because we wanted them” {Read More}

“Use What You Have” Christmas Decorating

“Use What You Have” Christmas Decorating Ideas   This year, I wanted to change up some of the Christmas décor and go with something a little more “merry and bright.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the budget to go buy all new decorations so I had to get crafty! Now y’all know that doesn’t always turn out well for me, but it hasn’t really stopped me yet. And since I knew I wanted something different, it was a perfect time to {Read More}

How To Stuff the Stockings: Tweens, Teens, & Young Adults

How to Stuff the Stockings: Tweens, Teens, & Young Adults     Let’s talk stocking stuffers. My kids have told me more than once in the last several years that stockings are probably their favorite part of Christmas morning festivities. They always seem amazed at the amount of stuff I can fit in there! (Just to clarify…I have one teenage child and two young adult children. They still get stocking stuffers, but I’ve also been known to gift a completely {Read More}

Must-Have Outlander Gift Guide for Serious Fans!

Must-Have Outlander Gift Guide for Serious Fans   This post contains affiliate links.  That One Mom is a member of various affiliate programs–including Amazon–and may be compensated for it.  Readers are under no obligation to follow those links or make purchases. For more information, please visit the Privacy Policy/Disclosure page.    Scotland has been on my bucket list since I read my very first Historical Romance novel decades ago. The descriptions sparked a desire to see the landscape and hear {Read More}

Christmas Round-Up: Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas!

Christmas Round-Up: Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas!     I’m not sure how things go down in your household, but until just a few years ago, my Christmas morning consisted of hearing voices and waking up to faces that were a half-inch from mine (not my husband) wanting to know if we could get up and open presents…sometimes before 5 AM.  God love their little hearts, they never opened any without us though.  I walked in more than once to see {Read More}

The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart

Updated Post Alert: This is an after-Christmas post from 2014. I had every intention of writing a post about how it really is “the thought that counts,” but after rereading this one, I decided I probably just couldn’t say it any better.   The Importance of Giving (and Receiving) With a Cheerful Heart   I started off the Holiday Season like a whirlwind.  I had big dreams and plans and calendars full of ideas.  Now, Christmas Day has come and {Read More}