Home for the Holidays: Settling Into the Cozy Months

Home for the Holidays
Settling into the cozy months

As I’m writing this, my family and I are in the throes of prepping for the last weekend of the Holly, MI Renaissance Festival. Matt and I have our costumes already, since I fortuitously happened upon a going-out-of-business sale of a costume shop. I spent time going through a costume box from Matt’s childhood, which gave us a hodgepodge of options for Townes (now 18 months old): a random gnome hat (or as Townes pronounces it “moan hat”), a cape and a peasant style blouse with sleeves that are way too long. We’ll make it work!

While we are still enjoying fall by hitting all the best pumpkin patches and apple orchards, decorating our home, and baking up a storm, it’s also time to get serious about shopping for holiday gifts. For those of you who like to shop local, as I do, take a look at our Holiday Gift Guide, which features unique options that have the added benefit of supporting local makers and entrepreneurs. 

Along with that helpful guide, we have the latest news on Universal Pre-K in Toledo, a review of Coop’s Downtown, tips for safe sleep practices for infants and a calendar filled with holiday fun. No matter how you’re celebrating this cozy season, I hope your holidays are filled with love, family and restorative times together.

Happy Holidays!

Erin Holden
Assignment Editor 

Toledo Area Parent

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