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Oh the holidays, one of the most special times of the year. It is a time filled with traditions and moments to celebrate. It's a time to focus on love when the news is often filled with stories that...
Here at Madison Mom's Blog it's pretty clear that a lot of us mama's love the Holidays and doing special events with our family's. These previous posts on holiday traditions and how to serve during the holiday season are so great!...
Chrismukkah: It's always been my favorite holiday. My favorite memory of Christmas as a grown-up is about a gift, which is silly because isn’t that the opposite of what we try to teach our kids about the holiday season? I...
This year, for the first time in 30-plus years, we won't be "home for the holidays." Instead, we plan to stay here in Madison and celebrate Christmas with just the three of us. Among other factors, I view our...
I don’t ever remember believing in Santa. My parents didn’t cultivate the Santa myth, but they also weren’t adamant in insisting that he wasn’t real. I remember filled stockings and gifts with tags signed “Santa,” but they were always...
“That must be tough.” This is typically the first thing people say to me when they find out my son’s birthday is in December. They want to know how we handle all the birthday and Christmas gift giving, and...
Do you remember that magical feeling that you got as a child? That feeling that overtook you at the mere mention of Christmas? The anticipation of all the fun leading up to the big day and the countdown?! Every...
December is just around the corner and soon we'll be counting down the days until Christmas!  I made our very first Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar for my daughter Kate last year and we had so much fun with it!...
Notable Tree Lighting Festivities  Downtown Middleton November 17 | 2-5:30pm Downtown Madison Seasonal Lighting Ceremony November 17 | 6:08pm Hilldale Hop & Tree Lighting November 18 | 4-6pm The Edgewater's 5th Annual Tree Lighting November 23rd | 2-8pm Downtown Sun Prairie  November 23 | 5-7pm Cottage Grove Tree Lighting November 30...
The holidays are here and we have you covered! There are lots of fantastic ways to embrace the holiday season right here in Madison. From shopping local, to taking in holiday events and to giving back to our great...
Have you heard of Dressember? I first heard of it a few years back and have watched as it gained more and more momentum. In just three years as a campaign, what started as one woman’s personal challenge has become...
How does a nice Jewish girl from Illinois find herself nearly buried under an avalanche of plastic tubs stuffed with Christmas ornaments searching in vain for a rogue Elf on the Shelf in a cold Wisconsin basement? I asked myself...

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5th Annual Cookies with Santa | Madison, WI

We are so excited for Cookies with Santa presented by Festival Foods and SSM Health at the Madison Concourse Hotel! A few notes about the...