Funny Friday: Glove and Boots give advice on flying

Happy Friday, mamas! We know many of you are headed to the airport soon so you can visit family for Christmas. So we’re cuing up one of our favorite YouTube stars, Glove and Boots, who will give you some tips on navigating the airport this year.

(Our kids LOVE Glove and Boots videos, most of which are pretty family-friendly. We’d say they’re best for kids age 8 and up. So if your kids need some entertainment if your flight gets delayed, check them out on YouTube.)



Giveaway: Tickets to A Very Electric Christmas


Good morning, mamas!

Can you believe this is the first full week of December? Eek! We’re trying to soak it all in and bet you are, too. Today we’ve got a giveaway to a super FUN show at Walton Arts Center. One mama will win 4 tickets to the Dec. 23 performance of A Very Electric Christmas.

THIS LOOKS SO COOL. Your kids will love it! Here’s a sneak peek video:

A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS 2015 PROMO V2 from Mendelson Entertainment Group on Vimeo.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Brighten up your holidays with a dazzling tale of family, friendship and hope! Friendly caroling worms, dancing candy-canes, Nutcracker soldiers, an evil Rat King and other glow-in-the-dark creatures light up before your eyes, incorporating classic holiday stories and non-traditional flourishes set to timeless holiday hits by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Tchaikovsky and more.

A little bird gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole on a big adventure! Will he make it home in time to celebrate Christmas? A delightful holiday production that will warm hearts big and small. Best for ages 5+

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets to see A Very Electric Christmas at Walton Arts Center, click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms.

Then write a quick comment telling us how you’re savoring the season this month. Do you sit in front of the Christmas tree and read before bed? (That’s Shannon’s favorite!) Do you take time off work? Do you just try to be more intentional? We can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say. Maybe we’ll inspire each other?

You can also email your answer to us at

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

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We’ll choose the winner on Friday! If you want to go ahead and grab tickets to this show, CLICK HERE to visit the Walton Arts Center page with more details and ticket prices.