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10 Essential Tips for a Successful Holiday Season

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Jennifer Landis is a twenty-something healthy living blogger, mother, wife, distance runner, yogi, and tea junkie. She enjoys eating all the peanut butter and watching all the Doctor Who. She writes about mindfulness, parenting, and clean eating on her blog, Mindfulness Mama.
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The holiday season heralds a time to connect with family and friends, get back to your roots and give generously to others.

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Upcoming Chicago Winter Family Activities – Mark Your Calendars

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Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.
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It’s no secret I’m in love with Chicago. It’s by far my favorite city in the U.S. I knew I wanted to eventually move here after seeing Adventures In Babysitting in the 80s.

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Guest Post – FIVE Ways To Celebrate Earth Day With Your Kids

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Writer / Author / Inflencer at Huffington Post & Hearst Digital Media
Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.
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Thank you to Jennifer Willoughby, pediatric dietitian at Cleveland Clinic Children’s for her guest post.

For Family Travel

Fort Lauderdale Spring Breakin’ – Family Style

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Writer / Author / Inflencer at Huffington Post & Hearst Digital Media
Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.
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Spring Break looks a little different these days. Long gone are the days of parties, day-drinking on the beach, and pulling all-nighters dancing on bars and stealing kisses from strangers.

For Family Home Humor Momlife Travel

Baby’s First Flight: How to Get Through Air Travel With Your Sanity

Christen is a jack-of-all-trades, master of nothing, who is currently working on mastering her BA in Anthropology. She traded her Navy issued flight deck boots for flip-flops and yoga pants, which are usually decorated with various foods her 12-month-old son has deemed appropriate that day. Christen is also a student and instructor for Bellydance, as well as an aspiring equestrienne, pretend model, and an ADD blogger who explores both the depths of the human social culture conscience, and the lighthearted side of humanity – which includes the best shade of lipstick and what amazing thing to cook next. She is a Pinterest addict who resides in Texas with her husband and son. Follow her blog at www.whirlwindlifes.blogspot.com
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The night before our flight to visit relatives in Michigan – I couldn’t sleep. My baby was up all night as per usual, but more so because of teething and a growth spurt.

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Tips For Road Trippin’ With Small Kids

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Writer / Author / Inflencer at Huffington Post & Hearst Digital Media
Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.
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Recently I embarked on a 15-hour road trip with my husband, my four-year-old and my eight-month-old.

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Seven Survival Tips When Traveling With Small Kids

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Writer / Author / Inflencer at Huffington Post & Hearst Digital Media
Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.
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If you’re a parent you’ve probably learned by now that vacationing with kids is really not a vacation at all.

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Five Reasons To Ditch Dad: Guest Post From Jennifer Coburn Author Of: We’ll Always Have Paris

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Writer / Author / Inflencer at Huffington Post & Hearst Digital Media
Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.
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Thank you so much to Jennifer Coburn for her guest post below and for being kind enough to share her book, We’ll Always Have Paris, with me.

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Traveling With A Toddler: Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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Writer / Author / Inflencer at Huffington Post & Hearst Digital Media
Holly Rust is a native Texan currently living in the great city of Chicago with her husband and two sons. Aside from chasing around two lunatic boys all day, she is a writer, author, and runs a global skin care business. Her blog was featured on The TODAY Show’s List of Funniest Parents on Facebook. You can find her work on HuffPo, Good Housekeeping, Town & Country, Scary Mommy, Dot Complicated, TODAY and many more. You can also find her essays published in several anthologies. Follow her random thoughts on Facebook and Instagram – but no judging.
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Traveling with a toddler is brutal, especially alone. You would have thought I learned my lesson after this debacle, but apparently not.