Category Archives: holidays

The Mamasaysso holiday gift list

Haven’t started shopping yet? No problem! It looks like lots of people are putting it off until the last minute this year. And we have two extra days between thanksgiving and Christmas to procrastinate. Be warned though – the weekend before Christmas will be a MONSTER shopping experience. #truth. People always ask me for gift […]

Tricks and Treats – Halloween as I See it

I have certain bias toward Halloween – I will admit it.  After marketing Halloween for Kmart for a couple of years, I have a house full of decorations and an AWESOME witch costume I bought at Kmart for $24.99 and will wear once a year forever.  But when I dressed up for work this year, […]

Happy 4th of July – Pure Suburban Amerciana

Its the picture perfect July 4th in the suburb of Arlington Heights.  The whole town shows up – half of us are marching in the parade, the other half are sitting on the sidewalks and curbs cheering them on.  There are babies in strollers, dogs on leashes, tired parents with coffees in hand, kids with […]

No Place Like Home for the Holidays?

The Mama Says So crew escaped the rental hovel for Christmas and headed home for the holiday. Home is a tricky concept. For my kids, home just evaporated with the sale of our house on Dec 15th. My parents home in Dayton would be a good substitute. Family is also a tricky concept. There is […]

Mama Says So Runs With Santa(s)

This is Mama Says So’s  favorite way to kick off the holiday season – the Santa 5K where everyone wears the Santa Suit that is issued in the race pack.  Nothing is jollier than running through the picture perfect snow fall with 1200 Santas.  My family has been doing this with 2 other families for […]