A Parent's Guide to Conscious Christmas Lists

The Christmas season brings with it so many marketing ploys that try to convince us that we need to give our kids everything (or else we aren't good parents). From matching family pajama photo shoots to Hallmark movies, from social media staged homes to the marketing onslaught of ads, commercials, flyers, and window storefronts--how do you deal? It can be overwhelming, to say the least. So, this year I've decided to cut through all the noise and help my kids learn to control their own consumerism urges--you know because this friend has this, and that friend just got that for her birthday, and this daycare buddy brought this new toy he just got last week--like, STOP. I don't want to raise little consumerism addicts--I just don't. It's