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Elf Welcome Brunch

It must be Elf on the Shelf week at Mama’s Gone Madison.  We welcomed back our Elf, Ellie, who gained a few more names this time around.  I’d like to introduce ‘Ellie Butterfly Sparkle.’  And yes, she’s sporting a homemade tutu.  My daughter has one to match.  I may be a little out of control…

‘Tis the season for cookies (and baking with your kids)

‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies!  I have such fond memories of baking christmas cookies with my mom when I was younger….cornflake wreaths, peanut butter kisses (my favorite!), cutout cookies and many more!  I’ve been trying to continue the tradition with my kids but to be honest, baking with kids is sometimes….HARD.  According to my…

Saying “Happy Holidays” to the masses!

This is the perfect time of year to share a small token of affection with those around you.   Although, if your list is anything like mine (extended family, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, mailman, etc.), it can quickly get out of hand.  This is what I like to call “mass gifting.”  While the ideal is to…

Holiday Party with Mamas Gone Madison

You may or may not have realized that the women of this blog as well as their other Mama friends like to have a good time. We are always looking for a reason to get together and spend some time without having our little ones running around. As much as we all love our kids,…

Christmas Tree Limb Ornament

I came across this ornament on Pinterest and thought I’d share it with you all.  I love the idea of making a timeline of all your past Christmas trees.   Image from: Disney Family Fun Other suggestions for displaying your cut limbs: *Saw smaller branches and hot glue to a picture frame – add a…

Helping Others During the Holiday Season

The holidays are my favorite time of the year. It’s a time for decorating, baking cookies, shopping and parties. It’s a time for spreading good cheer and days filled with that classic warm and fuzzy feeling. It’s also a time for us to give back to those in need. It’s extremely important to my husband…

Toddler Proof Christmas Tree (Pinterest Success!)

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  We’ve been listening to Christmas music in my house since November 1st.  I’m out of control, I know.  Despite my desire to decorate my house right after Halloween, I impatiently respectfully waited until the weekend after Thanksgiving. My daughter helped me put the lights on our tree.  While…