It's officially that time of year... time for the holidays, and having the opportunity to spend extra quality time with family and friends. It's easy to get into the "ACK! I need to get X, Y, and Z done before the weekend!" mentality. I'm here to tell you that the holidays don't have to be focused on the stuff, the to-do list, the shopping list. Let's focus on the quality time that you get to spend with your loved ones. Let's make a choice, and rather than giving gifts that end of being quickly donated, broken, or on a shelf collecting dust, give the gift of your time, an experiment, or a contribution to a College Savings Plan. I've included a few fun monthly subscription boxes for fun ideas. 

(And.... If you must give toys to those little ones in your life, take it from this mom - give toys that have a volume control AND an off switch, and make sure they're not going to take up too much space). 

Take deep breaths, and ENJOY this time. Life is too short.
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Subscription Box Gift Ideas
Making STEAM accessible, engaging, and fun. Their goal is to inspire kids to see themselves as scientists, artists, and makers.
Dedicated to providing products that foster self-sufficiency & promote environmental stewardship & sustainability.
A monthly subscription box for DIY Electronics. Receive a box each month packed with electronics projects, components, and tools.