While the kid screaming on Santa's lap is always good for a Facebook post or laugh when you look back on it, it's not usuallywhat you're going for when you hike it to the mall and try and get a photo of your child with the big red guy. 'Tis the season and the lines to sit on Santa's lap are only going to be getting longer as you read this post. … [Read more...]

Last night, Nate, who just turned 11 this week, called me into his room. "Mom, is Santa real?" One would think that with an 11-year-old, I was expecting this conversation (especially considering that I was 8 when I found out!). ┬áNaively, I was hoping to push the magic another season or two. My first reaction, "of course he's real.... … [Read more...]