Amazing Christmas PhotoIf you haven’t noticed, I’ve been wildly inconsistent with these Best of What’s Around posts. Not because there’s nothing good out there to feature, but because after a long weekend of chasing my kids and attempting to get my house somewhat nearer to “clean,” I usually just collapse into my recliner with a glass of wine and the remote. I’m really trying to get motivated though, because there’s just so much great stuff happening on the web, and I want to share it all with you! Here are my holiday themed choices for this week:


December Photo A Day Challenge – So I am the last person on earth to sign up for Instagram, and because of that I am just now finding out about the Fat Mum Slim photo challenges. I’ve jumped in for the last month of the year, and I love seeing how others interpret the different prompts and coming up with ideas of my own. If you’re on Instragram, follow me and check out the hashtag #fmsphotoaday.


2012 Special Moms Special Needs Holiday Gift-Giving Guide – The wonderful Marla of Special and Determined has a holiday gift guide specially tailored toward children with special needs. Marla is the mother of an incredibly handsome young man with special needs, so I know that a lot of love and attention went into creating this guide. If you are a special needs mom, or you know a special needs mom, you will want to check this out.


Holidays in Indy With Kids Printable Checklist – My friend Katy of Indianapolis With Kids has created this adorable printable checklist of all the great holiday events to check out in Indianapolis. Can’t wait to take my kids to see the Polar Express!


Image by Benh LIEU SONG (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons