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Belsnickel Doll for Christmas @ohbotherblog 0

Hello Belsnickel, Goodbye Elf on the Shelf

Last year, my partner introduced the kids and me to the character of Belsnickel, Santa’s grouchy “cousin.” Legend has it: Shortly before Christmas, a dirty, disheveled, cranky man wearing furs would arrive at your house. He held a...

Christmas Activity Advent Calendar @ohbotherblog 0

a magical freaking december

I’m trying really hard to make Christmas magical this year, so I’ve decided we’re going to have a magical freaking December. I found this Threshold Stocking Advent Calendar Garland on clearance at Target the day after...

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the great outback give back

I’ll be honest: as a mom of two young kids, I don’t do much dining out. My kids are not quite fit for public consumption. But when a representative for Outback Steakhouse reaches out...

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growing up holdy

I’ve debated writing a post like this for a long time. I’m not sure if I was embarrassed, or if I didn’t want to overshare something my daughter might be upset about later, or if...

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to my daughter on her fourth birthday

Holden, Holden, Holden. My little (not so little?) ham, performer, comedian, fashionista, artist, American Ninja Warrior, feminist, kitchen helper, dawdler, (sometimes) sweetie. You are four years old today. Holden, my dear, you are something...

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5 Years Later: Ladybug’s In Heaven

I had a really hard time finding this article that was written about my nanny after her death in 2011. I’m putting it here so I never lose it again. Mike Argento: Ladybug’s in...

LEGO KidsFest @ohbotherblog 0

LEGO KidsFest

We took the kiddos (one six-year-old, two three-year-olds and a two-year-old) to the sold-out LEGO KidsFest last night at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. I saw the event advertised earlier in January and...

Big shoes to fill @ohbotherblog 1

to my son on his second birthday

Gatsby/GB/Geebo/Gilbert/Goose (that last nickname is a new one I’m trying out)– You’re two years old today. What a big little man you are. I was rereading last year’s letter, which was all about how...

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