Simplifying the Holidays

holiday-star.jpgSince launching Boston Mamas in 2006, I’ve made truly incredible friends in the blogging community; some who regrettably remain at laptop’s reach, and others who I’ve had the immense fun of meeting in person. And I’m especially lucky that a group of my talented friends have agreed to share their expertise on Boston Mamas in a guest blog series I’m calling Simplifying the Holidays; editorial focused on interesting, stylish, crafty, philanthropic, and/or time saving solutions to help your holidays be fun, meaningful, and less stressful. As the series progresses, I’ll link each guest blog to this post for easy referencing. Now, off to launch the first guest post in the series...

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Guest post #1. Melissa Massello of Shoestring Magazine: a strategy for prioritizing and planning holiday gifting that can result in major bargains, meaningful finds, and less stress.

Guest post #2. Jennifer James of the Mom Bloggers Club: everyday philanthropy where you can make a difference from the comfort of your home.

Guest post #3. Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations: ideas for getting the most mileage out of your favorite little black dress.

Guest post #4. Isabel Kallman of Alpha Mom: ideas for reconnecting with the spirit of the holidays through giving.

Guest post #5. Michelle Stern of What's Cooking: simple yet meaningful ideas for mindful holidays gifts.

Guest post #6. Allison Czarnecki of Petit Elefant: simple guidelines and great ideas for easy accessorizing.

Guest post #7. Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes: easy yet engaging holiday crafts to enjoy with your kids.

Guest post #8. Asha Dornfest of Parent Hacks: favorite holiday hacks.

Guest post #9. Roxanna of Miguelina: a wicked easy makeup routine so you can spend less time fussing in the bathroom and more time enjoying time with family and friends.

Guest post #10. Amie Adams of Mamma Loves...: easy and fabulous tips for capturing gorgeous photos this holiday season.

Guest post #11. April Paffrath of Wicked Tasty Harvest: a primer on local foods and CSAs, as well as a fantastic guide to CSAs in the Boston area.

Guest post #12. Kristin Brandt of Manic Mommies: an important lesson she learned from her mom, plus a series of holiday tips that have served Kristin well as a full-time working mom.

Guest post #13. Liz Gumbinner and Kristen Chase of Cool Mom Picks: last minute holiday shopping tips.

Guest post #14. Stephanie Precourt of Adventures in Babywearing: the nothing and everything of the holidays.

Guest post #15. Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom: three fast tips for creating instant holiday mojo at home.

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And also, check out my tips on how to enjoy minimalist and mindful holidays.

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