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#12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel. DAY FOUR.

#12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel. DAY FOUR.

 
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DAY FOUR.  Four brands.  It feels right.  If you’ve been paying attention to the previous giveaways, you’ve probably noticed that each day has a theme.  It might be slight, it might be stretched a bit, but it’s there.  I swear.  Think of the Showcase Showdown on The Price Is Right.  Except I am not going to tell you to spay or neuter your pets.  THAT, my friends, is your call.

 

I was introduced to organicKidz a couple years ago, and I am proud to call the owner a very good friend.  Bottles are tricky for me to discuss because I don’t want to aggravate people who fully support the WHO Code.  When I do talk about bottles it has NOTHING to do with nipples, or “just like mom’s boobs” because we should all know that’s just crazy marketing.  What I admire in bottle companies is innovation in design and the use of safe materials.  organicKidz is a stainless steel bottle company that makes a multitude of designs and sizes, and even allows you to convert your bottle into a sippy cup.  Stainless steel is a much better alternative to plastic, and it won’t break like glass bottles (not to mention it’s lighter).  They’ve even launched a thermal bottle which will allow you to keep your drinks warm or cold—without being uncomfortable to the touch.  Nailing it.  My nieces use them and when we go on our walks people are always very curious about the “metal bottles” and want to know more about them.  Check them out even if you don’t win this package.  You’ll receive 3 7 oz Stainless Steel Bottles, a Baby Grows Up Gift Set (9 oz bottle, sippy cup, and water bottle), a 7 oz Thermal Baby Bottle, Sippy Spouts to convert bottles to sippy cups, Bottle Caps to snap onto the bottle to make it lunchbox-friendly, a Stainless Steel Thermal Food Container, and a Baby&Me Nursing Cover—it includes a patented double rim design which allows for eye contact between mom and baby, as well as terrific air flow.  This package retails for $200—and it’s the first time the 2013 line is available to the public.  HOLLER.

 

Speaking of eco-friendly, I am a BIG BIG FAN of The Honest Company.  I have never seen such buzz around a new company as I have with this one, and you can blame/thank Jessica Alba for that (not to mention the products are actually fantastic).  Founded by Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan (founder of Healthy Child, Healthy World), The Honest Company makes a variety of non-toxic and environmentally-safe products for skin care, cleaning, and the best disposable diapers I have ever used or seen.  I mean, I’ve not PERSONALLY used them on MYSELF, but on babies.  Why are you staring at me?  Not only are they adorable, but they REALLY retain fluids (and other things we do not enjoy) without the use of petrochemicals(definition:  tons of nasty crap you don’t really want on your kid’s skin if you can help it).  Honest is a subscription-based service so you can actually choose the products you need, and those you WANT, and have them delivered monthly to your door.  I actually had the pleasure of having breakfast with Jessica and Christopher a few months ago and was shocked by how involved and committed to this project Jessica was.  Sometimes a celebrity will just slap their name on a project and call it a day, but she is whip-smart and incredibly passionate about this cause.  She’s a great lady with a WONDERFUL thing going, and I am so excited for the success of this company.  Christopher and Jessica, you guys have NAILED IT.  Honest is giving you $100 to use in their online store.  FAIR WARNING:  all of you just go ahead and get the bubble bath.  It’s the best I’ve ever seen or used.  Like, ever.  And I am currently out.  I hope they read this ;)

 

With all these products that are better for the environment, wouldn’t it be nice to get out and actually see the world you live in?  Well, Mountain Buggy is giving you their brand-spankin-new Mountain Buggy Mini.  I saw this stroller at the ABC Kids Expo (and am eagerly awaiting my OWN), and I am very excited to see how it does.  If you can take the same warhorse of a stroller that Mountain Buggy is, lighten it up a bit, give it a one-handed fold, and tires that cannot go flat—I THINK you might have a kick-a product on your hands.  Weighing in at right around 17 lbs, you’ve got a great lightweight and durable stroller option on your hands.  The Mountain Buggy Mini retails for $349.99 and is available at Our Baby Our World.

 

Notice that BuggyLOVE logo?  Well, if you’ve noticed a theme in this contest it’s that every time there’s a stroller involved, the winner also receives a kit from BuggyLOVE.  It’s true today, and I am JUST SAYIN “if” there are more strollers in future days it will continue.  Just sayin’.  BuggyLOVE is a great product that is a 100% Natural way to clean your dirty ol’ stroller.  Wheel lube, frame polish, stain remover, fabric refresher, and more—everything you’ll need to make is shine like new.  The BuggyLOVE Organic Stroller Kit retails for $49.99.

 

So, this kit is about being better to the environment and getting out and enjoying  it—and it’s also worth about $700.  Get to it!!!

And as in all my contests:   if you win and don’t need one of the prizes—please consider donation to a charity or shelter.

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

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1,350 Responses to “#12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel. DAY FOUR.”

  • Raquel S. says:

    People in parking lots, people pushing in the malls, people cutting in front of you…….it’s all about people not being merry at all in a time where they all praise about joy to the world!

  • Tara says:

    Fingers crossed, I think ive been the first entry every day

  • Britten Brenner says:

    Today is the day I will win this awesome prize pack! I can gel it!

  • Amy C says:

    MY MIL thinking we need to cater to her when she has only seen her only grandchild 4 times in 20 months! she makes ZERO effort and wants us to cater to her when we are home!

  • Caitlin Velasco says:

    Traffic!!

  • Emma F. says:

    Certainly relatives drive me crazy. Specifically my parents. They both have some huge personality faults but they’re at opposite ends of the spectrum. Spending time with my in-laws is like a breath of fresh air.

  • Delenna Kouns says:

    i love the stroller and with two in diapers who couldnt use them

  • Lisa Long says:

    Awesome products!!

  • Rachel says:

    This holiday…my brother in law getting married the day after Christmas is what really pisses me off!!!! Not only do we have the expense of Christmas but my husband is the bestman and my daughter is the flower girl so we have the expense of that as well!!!! (Pulling my hair out as we speak)!!!

  • Brittany R says:

    My family is definitely good at driving me crazy during the holidays. Everything else is nice though!

  • Kimberlie says:

    What drives me crazy is all the expectations of me. Everyone expects something, equal time with each grandparent, a certain gift, etc.

  • The thing that drives me crazy is stress and money part of it. Debt is an annoying stress that always lurks if you have it.

  • Maria says:

    I’m in love with this stroller!

  • Kimberly Bishop says:

    It drives me crazy that my husband is such a grinch. I don’t even make him help decorate, and he still whines about it. He says it’s just not his thing, and I tell him to shut his piehole and suck it up. He better be more fun when our baby is older!

  • Emily Hogan says:

    traffic! (on the roads, in the mall…. everywhere!)

  • Tracy H. says:

    My biggest gripe about the holidays is that it passes so quickly! I LOVE Christmas!

  • Bridget says:

    I hate buying presents! I’m not a naturally talented gift giver, so it is so much stress and effort. I love cooking so I’m a fan of Thanksgiving, good food and no pressure :)

  • Ronalea M. says:

    What drives me nuts about the holiday season is the grinch’s.

  • laura Schmitt says:

    not knowing what to get for people,

  • What drives me crazy!? People. People who cut you off to find a parking spot. People who shove you out of the way to get to a deal first. People who are just plain rude, all in order to get from one place to the next. COMMON COURTESY! Tis the Season of Giving and all. I am sometimes flabbergasted that this is what the world has come to.

    YOU, however, I’d like to have eleventy-billion of in this world.

  • Hannah D says:

    Having to travel so far

  • Ann says:

    I love the stroller-super awesome!!!!

  • Lisa Long says:

    It drives me nuts when I cook a nice traditional Italian meal for Christmas just to have them complain about it because it’s not tradition to them. It also drives me nuts how rude people seem to get around the holidays. It’s about giving and togetherness!

  • Angela H. says:

    Honestly? The Elf on the Shelf. Dumbest, creepiest idea to come out in a LONG time.

  • Autumn Barnhart says:

    All the people shopping drives me nuts- i avoid it all cost. Ill shop online instead or closer to closing time lol

  • Jennifer Gaskill says:

    My in laws!!!

  • Ann says:

    Love the stroller it is awesome!!

  • Julianne says:

    Ok, honestly, my mother in law drives me crazy! I try to remain calm during the holidays but she comes and stays with us for a week and it stresses me out. That is no vacation week for me! She judges everything I do. “are you really still breast feeding?” UGH! And then she tries to reorganize my kitchen and clean the house. I don’t like people doing MY laundry. I’m stressing already just thinking about this coming week! lol I think I need to escape for that week, or go away on a vacation after she visits, just so I can relax!

  • Stacey says:

    I really don’t enjoy the travel. Traveling with a 15 month old is hard! All she wants to do is run around so keeping her happy for a 3 hour flight it interesting!

  • ellen schull says:

    What drives me nuts is trying to figure out what others like.

  • jennifer beer says:

    shopping and all the rude customers and some of the employees at the stores.

  • Christy G says:

    I hate shopping during the Holiday season. Everywhere is busy and everyone seems like they are in a bad mood!

  • Hali says:

    Finances do..wish I had more..so that I could make everyones day with ease! :)

  • Leah M. says:

    The fact that people seem to go insane this time of year–from crazy drivers to crazy shoppers, I often cringe at leaving my house this time of year.

  • Aura says:

    really loud holiday music that people have playing on their trees and lights outside their houses and stores and the crazy shopping lines

  • SandraT says:

    Love the giveaway and your reviews.

  • Chelsea brown says:

    I would have to say my mil. Ugh. She wants to controll everything!!

  • Megan Sipe says:

    Since we don’t live near our family I love going home and seeing both my family and my husband’s family. But setting our schedule and making sure all time is even between the two is what stresses me out and drives me crazy. Once the schedule is set I love everything about the holidays.

  • Beth says:

    Putting up the Christmas Tree and lights .

  • Michelle Rosini says:

    I hate having to fake it with my inlaws. MIL needs to cut the damn umbilical cord already!!

  • Sarah thornton says:

    Would LOVE the mountain buggy. We just moved up into San Bernardino national forest. My current stroller doesn’t take to our outings on mountain paths. We love all that is green and outdoors.

  • Amy Manley says:

    Those bottles look amazing!!

  • Jessica Hughes says:

    My in-laws drive me CRAZY. I also wish my husband was a little more into Christmas a whole, but then… I just blame his upbringing. #sorrynotsorry

  • Savannah says:

    Judgement free? Ok…I can’t STAND Christmas music!

  • amelia says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays (and the rest of the year) is grandparents, aunts, etc thinking they know better than me how to parent my kid. Over the next few weeks I’m just going to have to bite my tongue…a lot!

  • Amy Phillips says:

    I am not a fan of relatives during the holidays, at all. My mother in law watches the kids so I see her daily. A holiday breaks into my in law days off :)

  • Leah Rosenbaum says:

    relatives… and having to coordinate everyone’s schedules

  • Katie says:

    I hate trying to find people gifts, I never know if they’ll like it or use it and wonder if it’s worth the money, but then if I do something hand made I don’t want them to think I’m cheap.

  • kia says:

    I am being driven crazy by the all the ELF ON THE SHELF stuff in my social media streams this holiday season. Mutha fudge is it annoying.

  • Hannah says:

    This giveaway is awesome and stuff I am interested in getting and could definatley use:) great job!!

  • Jennifer K. C. says:

    My HUSBAND drives me crazy because he never communicates I swear… he is in his own little world and it drives me bonkers!!

  • Bonnie DeRaps says:

    One thing that drives me nuts….. The kids saying they want everything they see on tv, in the store, ect. I understand, Christmas is coming, but half the stuff they say they want isn’t age appropriate, and/or they would have no idea what to do with it.

  • Cynthia says:

    Usually it’s money, but this year is pretty good. It maybe because I did not buy a ticket to go visit my sister this year.

  • Beth says:

    That I try really hard to buy nice gifts for my cheapo sister and brother in law and their kids and she sends my 5 month old a homemade hot chocolate kit. What is that about!?!? He doesn’t even eat food yet!!!

  • LANA says:

    Cooking!! and the cleaning up after a party.

  • Erica says:

    Seeing the same commercials over and over again drives me crazy!

  • Shellie Givens says:

    My bank account nit being never ending and my husband never agreeing to go shopping til the last minute and then deciding what HE wants to.get the kids :/

  • Lo E says:

    People who are rude while shopping drive me crazy! Let’s all be a little nicer, people. The world will be better for it!

  • Cassandra Alexander says:

    Omg I LOVE this giveaway… This holiday season drives me nuts for all reasons!! Money now because I am a stay at home mother.. I lost my mother on Christmas Eve so this holiday is hard to get cheery with… But with a new baby at home, I am hopeful my holidays will be merrier!!!

  • Dana Z. says:

    What drives me crazy is the INSANE shoppers! The whole spirit of the season flies right out of the window when people are doing their holiday shopping. Thank goodness for online shopping!

  • Nicole says:

    Having to budget money REALLY carefully, and also all the stresses of traveling! (I love visiting my family, but I could really do without a 7 hr flight alone with a 7 month old…)

  • Hannah says:

    What drives me crazy is holiday music played before Thanksgiving. And all other holiday stuff that goes up before one holiday is over…can we just celebrate Halloween then Thanksgiving then Christmas and then NYE…

  • marissa says:

    The thought of christmas shopping during this time of year…I’ve totally turned to online shopping! I also hate overdone christmas decorations!

  • Amanda Tillman says:

    Lines drive me crazy during the holiday season. No one seems to follow them they either cut you off while you are driving or in front of you when you are at a register, or somehow bypass the line all together and get out of store and I am still waiting in-line. This drives me crazy

  • Sarah thornton says:

    Oops stated why I love the mountain buggy not what I can’t stand about the holidays.

    My pet peeves about the holidays…
    1. saying Happy holiday. I say merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, happy Kwanza to my friends who follow what.
    2. Secret Santa’s- it’s a waste of money. Giving cards and a small gift to the people in the office your friends with.

    On the flip side- I love giving little gifts to our post mistress. Our trash man and dropping off cookies to the police and fire station to say thank you for a years work.

  • Laura Magu says:

    the $20 extended family draw a name. buy a gift for uncle “sam” who has 100x more money than I do … but I still get him a gift card for guitar center so he can buy yet another ?? for his in home recording studio. Pushing for everyone donating to a charity this year.

  • Sarah Schaefer says:

    Love the bottles! This would work well for both kids!

  • What drives me crazy it that I always wait until the last minute to wrap my gifts!

  • Sarah L says:

    The insane plane ticket prices and gas prices during the holidays drive me nuts! Everyone talks about being so giving, but they can’t cut us a break on going to see family for a fair price.

  • Kristen Burnett says:

    Really need to win!!! I’ve tried so hard (as far as sweeps goes lol. You have really great choices in stuff and I plan to be your fan even after you choose.

  • Britney says:

    Everyone up in arms about ‘the war on Christmas’ enrage me! Christians are the majority in this country, there is no war against them or their holiday. Why would anyone be offended over hearing ‘Happy Holidays!’ Or ‘Season’s Greetings!’? UGH!

  • Melissa Huynh says:

    I hate that our families are far away from eachother for the holidays. Sure we can spend it with one family one year and the other side the next but it would be nice to just have everyone together.

  • Gretchen says:

    The traffic of everyone being out shopping makes me crazy!

  • Stephanie Jarrett says:

    Grumpy people. I’m in retail. I hate bad attitudes all year- but they are the hardest to tolerate this time of year!

  • samyra says:

    it drives me crazy we don’t get more time off for family during this time of the year

  • Kayce says:

    Shopping drives me crazy! Way too many people Ü

  • Juliea Choi-Jue says:

    The packed shopping mall parking lots drive me crazy during the holidays, especially when the occasional “person” manages to cut you off and steal your spot. Urgh!

  • Lien says:

    Quite honestly the holiday season is an enjoyable, relaxing, and stressful for me. My relatives do not boundary stomp and drama free. We only exchange gifts with nieces and nephews and don’t stress about getting gift for adults. I am not too crazy about the cold weather, otherwise, the holiday is a great excuse to spend more time with my family.

  • Heather M says:

    Companies that make something appear to be a great sale price when in fact it’s the same price as it is any other time of the year.

  • Marie Carey says:

    My Mother-in-Law…. but I feel guilty writing it!!!!!! But it’s true!!!

  • joanna garcia says:

    What drives me cray about the holiday season is how rude and inconsiderate people get. Yo got to the stores they fight with you since you are drivin, parking lot, and store, etc. Like come on cant we all just get along!

  • The Naptown Organizer says:

    Crazy shoppers drive me nuts during this season! Manners matter people!

  • Kristen Burnett says:

    Relatives Drive me crazy, I just want it to be OUR family like my husband and kids!

  • Marie H says:

    Rude consumers drive me nuts. Retail employees are over worked and under paid, they are doing their best to help everyone at once. If we all are a little more patient, things move much more smoothly.

  • Karina Saucedo says:

    *Sigh* here’s what really drives me crazy during the holidays…has happened a few years in a row. I do all of the Christmas shopping in our household. I have a pretty large extended family that I get gifts for. This being said the gifts are usually under $10 (for extended family) under $20 for close relatives. (with nearby outlets and the fashion district we make it happen :) . Anyhow my husband has a friend…whom he always waits for last minute to ask me to get him and his family gifts for. So for the last few years in a row I have to face the crowds a day or 2 before Christmas and spend way more than I did on my family to buy them whatever crappy gifts are left at the mall :/, this year I got their kids a small gift and everyone else is getting home made cookies :)

  • in the years that i worked in retail i would say what annoys me most about the holidays is the lack of respect/compassion companies have for those who are already working long hours. for example if i worked a 12 hour shift and they want me back at work in six hours…i can barely function because of pure exhaustion. The problem is they don’t value the employees. Ok, rant over lol.

  • Kalli Skaggs says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays?? People with road rage. I can’t go anywhere without fighting for a parking spot. Literally. It’s driving me mad. BUT- I love this contest!

  • Emily says:

    Hearing bad holiday music everywhere!

  • Michelle Q says:

    The crowds and the rushing! It just sucks all the joy! It also drives me crazy that my little girl will end up with nothing but pink and sparkly presents. Ugh! Girls like other stuff too!

  • Jennifer w says:

    My biggest stress during the holidays is entertaining everyone coming to the house. I worry that someone will be bored!

  • Kaitlyn Silvestri says:

    The worst part about the holidays for me is lying to my kids about Santa. I feel really weird about it… Always have. I was pissed when I found out my parents were lying to me for all those years!

  • Amy L says:

    What’s driving me crazy is trying to find the balance between making Christmas incredibly exciting for my toddler while not making it so materialistic. It’s such a fine line.

  • Molly Miller says:

    The things that annoy me the most during the holidays is the crazy shopping traffic! And people can be very rude and stand in your way! I get very anxious around the holidays and less patient with people!

  • Rochelle Luaders says:

    hmm… relatives… splitting time between my husband’s family and mine and the guilt associated. Hate it.

  • Chani M says:

    The way travel costs are hiked up to insane amounts, making it impossible to be with our family and loved ones during the holidays!!!

  • Jennifer CIPOLLONE says:

    Relatives complaining about meeting times.

  • Barbara says:

    Budget, for sure! It’s a lot harder when you’re stay at home mom since you’re not contributing financially you have no right getting everybody a present. And by everybody I meant, parents, siblings, BFFs, nephews & nieces. You can’t even buy everything you want for your own baby. Ok, this is officially making me depressed! Lol.

  • Esti says:

    How obnoxious people are when you travel with kids. Hey somebody’s kids will be taking care of you when you’re old single childless person.

  • Alia Craven says:

    What drives me crazy?? Hmm. It drives me crazy when I can’t participate in all the holiday festivities!! Can’t get enough of trees, lights, music, dancing, friends, family!!

  • Stewart says:

    All that has to get done in Dec before you can really enjoy Christmas — tons of work projects and year-end reports, shopping for gifts, attending countless holiday parties, etc…

  • Melinda says:

    I routinely avoid people because of how toxic they can be. And on Christmas, I have to feed them.

  • Charlotte says:

    I hate how all our family expects us to haul 3 kids around to see them all day long. Why can’t they come to US for once. Especially since we are they only ones with kids!!

  • Angela H says:

    All the freaking Chtistmas commercials coming on tv before Halloween is even over. I mean, come on!! Not to mention the idiots fighting over crap on Black Friday.

  • Jennifer says:

    I used to love Black Friday as it was something the women in my family would do together. We’d get up early, wait in a few checkout lines, and get tons of deals so we could get our families nice things. Now it is such a zoo and starts so early and people get trampled. It’s such a lame marketing gimmic and totally not worth it anymore. I miss the bonding experience, though.

  • JLin says:

    look for a parking at the mall

  • Morgan says:

    the travel and family drama are my least favorite parts about the holiday

  • Wei says:

    Bank accounts

  • Lisa Robertson says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays is RELATIVES. I live 2 hours from my family and I am expected to make the drive to every holiday event they plan yet no one seems to find the importance to make the drive to my home.

  • Catherine Sanders says:

    I love everything about the holidays…until it comes to presents. I hate shopping, I hate wrapping and I hate spending Money on crap no one really even wants. And I hate writing thank you notes!

  • Heather George says:

    I hate the advertisements and the constant pressure to buy more, more, more. Often the things that mean the most cost the least.

  • teresa herrera-honores says:

    What really drives me crazy during the holidays is consumerism of the country. Everyone buying the newest gadgets and throwing away the “old” stuff they bought 6 months ago. We waste so much and dont value whats really important: love and family!

  • Sarah Haman says:

    The pressure to make things “magical” for others. Now that I do all my shopping online, I don’t have as many “I hate people” moments as I did in previous years.

  • Jaime Saunders says:

    Other shoppers drive me crazy!!!! It’s like everyone has lost their common sense.

  • Ren says:

    don’t know what to get for Christmas gift for the family!

  • Cassandra says:

    The biggest thing that bugs me about people and the holidays is how rude people are. I mean come on its the “happiest time of the year” be happy, and care about your fellow man.

  • Genevieve O says:

    Working retail, I see the best and the worst of holiday shoppers. What bugs me the most are the Scrooges who are just plain nasty for no reason. I live by the, “A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”-H. Albright quote.

  • Kara says:

    inlaws and the glutinous bratty shoppers

  • Laura says:

    I hate trying to figure out what to get my DAD! I really, really want to get him a thoughtful and useful gift, but he is incredibly hard to buy for. I feel like beating my head into a brick wall nearly every year.

  • Liz says:

    Those cinnamon scented pine cones that are everywhere! My poor nose!

  • I can’t stand that the focus is on the presents, instead of the holiday itself!

  • Elida Herrera says:

    What drives me crazy the holiday season is the spending of the money! LOL the family gets bigger everything is more expensive and the bank account does not change =0( Therefore, I try to make things instead of buying gifts!

  • Marisa says:

    My empty bank account annoys me!!!

  • Mindy says:

    The craziness of any shopping location drives me nuts, as well as Christmas decorations being put up the day after Halloween

  • Jaime Saunders says:

    Other Shoppers

  • jacqueline says:

    The fact that every year my kids wish list gets smaller but the price tags get bigger.

  • Kiana says:

    Careless drivers drive me crazy during the holidays. It seems that everyone is rushing to be somewhere or buy something and I see more people running red lights during the holiday season.

  • amanda says:

    I might just scream the next time I have to go into public….it seems there is an excess of self-centered, RUDE, grumpy people crowding the places I need to be!

  • Julie says:

    That damn elf! Yes, the one on the shelf with no feet….creepy! He clogs up my news feed on Facebook with his nonsense and it’s become a contest among parents to see who’s elf can do the craziest stuff. Make him go away!

  • Jimmy Donoso says:

    What drives me crazy is trying to find the perfect gift for everyone. I do not like to disappoint people and actually people look forward to my gifts because they say they are the best!

  • Jennifer Machiavello says:

    Shopping at the mall drives me crazy! Especially rude people who cut in front of you!

  • arlene E says:

    Honestly, the thing that drives me the craziest at the holidays is not being able to find a certain item my child wants for Christmas. It is like toy companies or stores make this list ahead of time so parents rush to find items from that list only to find they are sold out and then being sold on ebay or amazon for double or triple the amount. Grrrrr….lol.

  • Amber says:

    Money and the fact that I procrastinates every year

  • mindy says:

    inlaw drama and visits

  • Christine Baird says:

    I just hate how selfish and inconsiderate people can be.

  • Elizabeth Decastro says:

    Stress of gift giving…

  • Erica says:

    We are Jewish, so we celebrate Channuka, which as ZERO tradition of giving presents (we have a different holiday for exchanging gifts with friends called Purim) but because of its proximity to Christmas, it is now the norm. And we have EIGHT days of it.

  • Andrea M says:

    Despite the fact that it’s supposed to be a time of thanksgiving and joy, people seem to be the rudest, meanest, and most selfish from Black Friday until after New Year’s. Don’t you dare try to go to a toy store/aisle without bracing yourself for a shove/elbow/dirty look, etc. YIKES!

  • Rose says:

    Can I answer by saying all of the above? In-laws, travel, hemorraging money….

  • Karissa says:

    Wrapping drives my crazy! Why spend money on something that’s just going to be thrown out. It’s my own fault I like the pretty expensive kind of wrapping paper. Dollar store here I come this year!

  • adriana herrera says:

    What drives me crazy is trying to plan the perfect meal for the holiday dinner! I always try to do something different and better than the last time but it does drive me crazy !

  • Blanca Olivares says:

    what drives me crazy….

    um…. where do I start? The long lines at the stores? getting horrible gifts when I took my time picking a nice one. getting a gift card….

    But it is all worth it if I see the kids smile & the eyes lit up with nice holidays. :)

  • Aarti KP says:

    My own procrastination!

  • stacy hancock says:

    family dramaz. and feeling like i get no real ‘break’ or vacation.
    yay, debby downer!

  • Jennifer B says:

    gigantic family get togethers. They make me anxious

  • Amanda says:

    I hate the traveling. A 6 hour road trip with a baby that is done by hour 4 is no fun at all!

  • Connie v Bradley says:

    How ppl become moody and weird from one side of the family and the other side are just happy for the holidays.

  • ToCo says:

    The fact that is is so commercialized! I do not fall for that part, and I wish everyone would follow, and we’d totally throw off the economy! lol

  • Jenni says:

    Who knew there are products to clean strollers? Genius idea, Baby Guy always opens my eyes to new baby things I didn’t know I need until now. :)

  • Caroline L. says:

    Honestly, I hate it when stores and streets are over-crowded. Makes me not want to shop!

  • Liz Meichsner says:

    Parking lots drive me nuts during the holidays! Love it once I’m in the mall, but getting to that point can be painful!

  • Dinie says:

    Looking forward to winning this!

  • Rochel S says:

    Going shopping during holiday season! There are no parking spots and when u finally find one and are patiently waiting for the person to pull out some person just pulls in from the other side!! And the lines are waaay too long!

  • sindy murray says:

    my bank account,what to cook,what presents to buy!!

  • Blaire says:

    The fake staged happy and merry at family gatherings drive me nuts! Oh and all the fake pine scent too!

  • Karen says:

    Trying to plan Christmas with my side of the family. Setting a date and making plans is like trying to nail jello to the wall.

  • Frayda Gonshor Cohen says:

    What drives me crazy is all the holiday build-up. Too overwhelming for my little one. meltdowns galore!

  • Loving all the products!! :)

  • Melissa Easton says:

    People who can’t find joy in this wonderful holiday season (For the record I’m not talking about those dealing with serious issues like loss of a loved one or something), but those that are just big ol’ stinking crabs. People who sue the Salvation Army for bell ringing, people who complain about all the things they dislike about the season instead of just embracing all the great stuff about the season. Not to be a Pollyanna, but can’t people just be nice and cheerful for at least a couple of months a year?

  • Keeping on track, making sure not to forget anyone or anything. This “Mommy brain” can be my worst enemy.

  • Nicole Rickabaugh says:

    My MIL who lives a mile away and never comes over ever to see her only son or granddaughter but feels on Christmas we should take away from family she knows to spend the day with her crazy butt!

  • Jennifer Sloter says:

    My family drives me bonkers. They’ve really lost the spirit of the season.

  • Theresa J says:

    Balancing gifts so that one kid doesnt get too much

  • Merry says:

    What really drives me crazy is the obligation to give christmas gifts! I don’t mind for the kids in the family, but to have to buy generic, impersonal gifts for all the in-laws is just too annoying. I wish we could all just agree to buy for the little ones and celebrate with a nice family dinner instead!

  • Geri Smith says:

    Malls drive me crazy this time of year! Shopping for my inlaws does too

  • amorette says:

    christmas shopping! i really do not like it at all!

  • Jenny S says:

    Oh the lines…lines for everything!! And even worse in NYC, when there seems to be a line just to walk down the street sometimes. Hard to keep the “spirits bright” when I’m just trying to walk without being bumped into.

  • Ruby Vanegas says:

    What drives me crazy is that people go crazy for sales and forget about what this holiday is really about!!! People skip thanksgiving dinner to go shopping…ugh!!!! Oh and Xmas decor should wait till after thanksgiving…poor turkey!!!

  • Melissa Highman says:

    Coming up with a Christmas list for myself, my son and my husband and then dividing it up with a few things for each side. Extra stress that should not all be my responsibility!

  • Jennifer Kreisler says:

    Having to put packages in boxes to mail, gather addresses, post office and shipping costs….. all of this is just overwhelming and frusterating! I adore getting people gifts to send though. :-) I am trying from now on to have things shipped to people.

  • D Schmidt says:

    Honestly the things that drive me crazy are how rude people are in stores, they lack any festive spirit towards others and I also hate how crime really goes up this time of year.

  • Christal T. says:

    It drives me crazy that I spend so much money around the holidays. There are so many people to buy gifts for and I love to give gifts but don’t really have the money to do it. Next year maybe I will get more creative and start making gifts.

  • Amy Bell says:

    What drives me crazy is rude shoppers. Lets all just take a deep breath and be kind out there!

  • Cassandra Eastman says:

    What drives me crazy during the Holiday season is going anywhere during December because of the crowd’s! Relative’s drive me crazy as well.

  • Iliana S. says:

    Awesome, awesome products! Love the stroller! :)

  • Laura Miller says:

    My MOTHER IN LAW drives me INSANE!!!! I can’t take all of her pressure and guilt tripping us because we don’t live closer….and her constnt nagging, condescending tones.

  • audrey says:

    Traffic, crowds and super crazy schedules trying to fit everything in around the holidays

  • Jessica Carver says:

    Work! I work retail.

  • Sandra says:

    I’m in.

  • BreeAnn says:

    This would really help my life out! Considering I have two kids.

  • Annika says:

    I hate the stress Of buying presents. Sometimes the meaning gets lost

  • Vanessa Avalos says:

    The Honest products are great. We use them and could definitely use some more with twins and a 7 year old. All the products we have tried have been fantastic… they also smell great! I would love to use the organic kidz bottles… I did not know they existed but they sure look fantastic!

  • trina says:

    I work customer service, and the thing that drives me most nuts is the way people get ruder and more impatient the closer Christmas gets!

  • i never have enough time at christmas, mostly because i dont start early enough. i make most of our presents, usually only buying santa gifts, and every year i’m up on christmas eve sewing till like 4am.

  • Nedaa Almier says:

    Traffic, crowded shopping malls & most of all the anxiety of financial burden.

  • Cass says:

    I hate going shopping for a birthday present during the holidays, the malls are way over packed and shopping is pretty much impossible anywhere else, makes shopping for my little cousins this time of year a pain in the butt!

  • Leydi E says:

    What drives me crazy is deciding who to spend Christmas with! Why not my family every year hahaha!

  • Amy Dillard says:

    Rude Holiday shoppers annoy me!

  • Kate Hayes says:

    What drives me crazy is the absolute lack of customer service I am seeing by BIG stores when they need to deliver it the most. They should have hoards of well-trained staff on hand and ready to serve for the holiday season. But so far, I have encountered some pretty massive failures. As if holiday shopping isn’t frustrating enough already!

  • Jodi L. says:

    Having to travel with 2 toddlers and a baby to different parties.

  • My in-laws. Just the parent-in-laws…not my hubby’s brother and his wife. They’re cool. But my mother/father-in-law…sheesh! I am so freaking over trying to make them happy, because obviously I can’t (they were/are HUGE fans of my hubby’s ex-wife so there’s that…). But hey – I gave them a grandkid, so you would think they would try not to make my life a miserable hell…but no. And we live 10 min. apart from each other, so it’s not like we can easily avoid them.

    Sigh…rant over :/

  • THE PEOPLE! No matter where you go this time of year, there is always at least one self-entitled jerk who will cut in line; fight you for a parking spot; snatch the last item of it’s king off the shelf, right out of you hand; the one behind you in line complaining with no patience. There is always that one…
    Right now, since we are stationed in Texas, and our families are back in NC, I hate the travel too. The distance, the cost, it’s outrageous! We can’t afford to go home this year whether we drive or fly, not with our newest addition.
    The prices around the holidays stink, and on top of that, ever child is conditioned to think that they have to get a ton of presents or expensive things or the latest and greatest items. I grew up with little, and only got what I needed, rarely getting what I wanted, and it usually came from a grandparent or something. With finances the way the are, our children will only be able to get what they need, and some might have to wait until just after Christmas when the prices drop again.

  • Amy says:

    The crowds drive me crazy this time of year. Even though they should be in a better mood, it seems everyone is just on edge even more.

  • Rachel Byus says:

    I hate shopping & driving during this month because some people get crazy & mean! I don’t care for big crowds anymore as I get older (probably because my children don’t mind running off in a crowd). :)

  • Jessica says:

    gift cards! Isn’t the point of giving a gift the thought behind it and the meaning of that person thinking about you and finding something you’d really enjoy?

  • Holly says:

    Deployments! Not having our family together makes the holidays a little less joyful and a little more “crazy”.

  • Nicole says:

    I try not to le things bug me too bad. I’m sure we all have pet peeves. Just trying to be thankful for all that I have!

  • Pam M says:

    All of the people wanting the material things. I am stressing over money now as my husband is getting his first pay check in 5 months at the end of the year.

  • Liana W. says:

    Santa. Elf on a Shelf. It’s not me being a scrooge, I just strongly believe in celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. I don’t mean shoving Jesus and the nativity down peoples’ throats, but I don’t believe in lying to kids for the sake of the season. I won’t ruin it for others, certainly, but I prefer to not promote the santa character to my own children.

    On a lighter note: my bank account. Being a SAHM, DH’s income is it; and as a teacher, it’s not great!

  • Cindy says:

    I would love the bottles and the diapers for both of my girls

  • Paola says:

    What drives me nuts its people buying stuff like crazy and being rude in the stores. When this is supposed to be a holiday time and peaceful time. Anyway I love the holiday!

  • Paula says:

    In general I enjoy it! Living away from all relatives is good and bad. The many errands with kids are rough, the prepping and mailing packages is a pain but it’s nice once it’s done. family friction when we do get together….? i’m not very good at diplomacy :-S

  • Britnie Rizk says:

    Rude people out shopping. How fast my bank account drains!

  • Tiffany says:

    What really drives me crazy is the last minute shopping! lol

  • Nicole Milne says:

    Crowds of people everywhere & all the bad attitudes floating around in them. I thought this was the happiest time of year. Oh well I’ll just have to enjoy it for them too.

  • Phuong says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays is my long shopping list and encountering ba-humbug people.

  • Sami McAtee says:

    Well I work retail and the one thing that drives me mad is that Christmas music plays the day after Halloween. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE Christmas but I think that the end of November would be a so much nicer.

  • Lyndsay Chae Deurmier says:

    THE TRAVELING!! I could leave that so fast peoples heads would spin! This is the firs ttime in three years we are not going out of state for Christmas [thank you husband for making me pregnant]

  • Lisa says:

    The holiday season IS my favorite time of the year, I love everything Christmas and am admittedly addicted to Christmas crafts and decorations. However, one thing that tests my patience during the holiday season is the shopping atmosphere, people become REALLY aggressive and rude. And there is just this lingering feeling of stress in the mall.

  • CS714 says:

    What drives me crazy about the holidays is the fact that christmas decorations seem to appear earlier and earlier each year. Pretty soon stores will be decorating for Christmas alongside the Fourth of July!

  • Myly Nguyen says:

    What drives me crazy is waiting on long long lines in the stores. Also crazy traffic during the holiday at the malls.

  • Lindsay Hofmann says:

    Having to worry about my bank account drives me nuts! I’d love to be able to buy for my loved ones without worrying about the price!

  • Kara C says:

    Personally… I hate Santa. Ialso don’t like how materialistic the holiday is. I like being minimalistic!

  • Emily says:

    The most annoying/aggravating thing about the holidays is how people get too caught up in the craziness by out-doing the other or one upping the other. The holiday season needs to be less about stuff and more about the ones you love.

  • Shelleyanne says:

    I dislike not being able to afford to buy presents for my family.

  • What drives me crazy during the holidays is that Trader Joe’s carries the most delicious cookies (Candy Can Jo Jo’s) that I can’t resist!

  • Vanessa says:

    Not having enough time is my lament!

  • Lisa says:

    What drives me crazy is how rude people can get, even to small children. There was a lady that pushed my then 4 year old daughter out of the way as we were shopping. If I wasn’t a mom, I’d be in jail!

  • Jennifer Martir says:

    I don’t like feeling like I have to buy Christmas gifts for everyone. I’d love to be able to afford gifts for all but it’s just not an option. And to be honest I’d rather do for my family and those who have little to nothing than the ones who you feel obligated to buy for yet have everything…. Just saying….

  • Brigette Yerke says:

    How rude people can be when out shopping and also having to visit 3 different parents houses for Christmas on the same day

  • Jennifer Miller says:

    Seeing Christmas decor up before Halloween! Drives me nuts!

  • Anna D. says:

    Rude people are by far the most aggravating thing! The Holidays are for enjoying, not for bad moods!

  • Annika says:

    Mean people, traffic and my own procrastination when I don’t know what gift to get for some people (thank goodness for Amazon!) drive me bananas.

  • Brook Elmer says:

    So much focus on the stuff people buy/get/want and Santa everywhere. The lack of Jesus in what people focus on really bugs me. I like hearing Merry CHRISTMAS. I’m not seeing where the “happy holidays” includes Jesus. After all he was God’s gift to us. W/O his birth we have no hope or Savior. We keep it simple and focus on HIS day at our house. A few nice simple presents for all and Happy Birthday Jesus cake for dessert they help decorate ends our day.

  • Rachel Lenz says:

    I’ve probably got an unpopular oppinion here but I dislike Christmas music! I can’t get away from it! I love the holidays, but I can live without the music. Congrats ahead of time to whoever wins this! Fingers crossed that it’s my family!

  • carla g says:

    What drives me crazy?!?! Seeing people spend way more money than they have and going into debt to give presents. If you have to use a credit card to buy it, you shouldn’t buy it! You’re kids will still love you!

  • Lyndsey Ireland says:

    I LOVE this giveaway!!!!

  • Lindsay says:

    At the holidays, I’m driven crazy by people (maybe certain people in my family…) who give gifts out of obligation, not out of love of giving/desire to surprise & make loved ones happy. Instead of giving and receiving joyfully, it makes gift exchanging awkward and tense. I love trying to surprise my family, and show my family they are loved and appreciated. Even if it is a stretch for the pocketbook…

  • nici r says:

    Traffic and busy stores drive me crazy!

  • rachel says:

    The harsh attitudes of some people during holiday shopping. So many people loose sight of what the holiday is really about and are only worried about getting the next big gift no matter who they step on to do so…

  • Cheryl says:

    What drives me crazy is how people get so caught up in shopping. I think the holidays should be more about spending time together and less about buying the best presents.

  • sherrie says:

    Honestly Xmas music..lol hearing a couple songs is fine..lol but ALLL day drives me insane..lol i i think i buy more CDs this time of the year that than the whole year put together..lol

  • Ilanit says:

    What drives me the absolute craziest during the holiday season is two months of non-stop Christmas music every time I walk into a store! Ahhhhh

  • Heather Cavill says:

    Anther fantastic day of giveaways! I would LUV LUV LUV a jogging stroller! I have a 1month old and that thing would deff help get the baby belly off ;)

  • Heather Cavill says:

    We have a LOT of obnoxious relatives, drama queens, they drive me crazy during the holidays! I try not to think about them and focus on making lasting memories w/my kidos n hubs!

  • erum shaukat says:

    driving long distance during the holidays esp with little ones :)

  • Cynthia S. says:

    My relatives! Particularly fromy side of the family. Luckily I am 32 weeks pregnant and will have an excuse to stay home with my hubby and dd this year. Peace and goodwill towards all! lol

  • Kristine N. says:

    all the santa stuff bugs me like crazy! Why do parents lie to their kids?!?!

    =P that’s what drives me crazy during Christmas season

  • leigh anne brady says:

    The stress other people cause and the internal pressure to make it perfect.

  • Amy Rossitto says:

    The people in my life are great… the lack of time to get them really thoughtful gifts drives me crazy!

  • lorain says:

    The lines at every store and to being able to find parking anywhere. And People not being so nice during the holiday season.

  • Heather Clenney says:

    It drives me bonkers how absolutely inconsiderate and downright RUDE people get during the holidays. I totally get that people are tired of shopping and dealing with crazy parking and crowds, but really, JUST BE NICE! My BIGGEST gripe is people who are downright mean to customer services employees/cashiers. It has my blood simmering just thinking about it!!!

  • Maria Guzman says:

    What drives me crazy about the holidays is the consumerism!

  • Kirsten says:

    I love the thermal!! Very nice products. I see many people wish they knew about this when they were pregnant… ME TOO!!!! My 3rd little guy is only 2 monthns so at least I found you now.

  • Jacqueline Wong says:

    What drives me crazy is the paradox of hating the commercialism that Christmas has become while simultaneously feeling like I’m not buying enough and that my presents aren’t good enough.

  • Megan says:

    It drives me nuts how everyone is so panicked about buying their kids gifts, they stand in line at Wal-Mart for hours and potentially get trampled? All for what? Things your kids will through away or break in the next couple of months. How about spending more time with your kids, and teaching them about helping others, instead of just getting tons of presents.

  • I’m blessed to live in a warm state. Yep short weather until November, but come October our traffic is awful. You’d think it was the holidays, but I live next to a city with a 55+ restriction and they come in droves every year. It increases an already busy city to beyond it’s limits. Winter/holiday traffic I could do with out.

  • Amie says:

    The only stressful part of the holidays for me is trying to get awesome gifts for everyone, while trying to stay within budget. I have many nieces and nephews, and I would love to be able to get gifts they really want, but sometimes I feel like I have to settle for the cheaper gifts. I know it sounds materialistic, but they are young and they don’t know the cost of it, they just think it’s a really cool toy.

  • Heidi Daily says:

    the thing that drives me most crazy is how rude people get out in public

  • Christina says:

    I just can’t stand how disconnected people get. Like it’s all about them and only them and the ‘things’ they need to get.

  • Cynthia Rodriguez says:

    Traffic and the busy malls drive me crazy. Thank God I finished all my shopping on black Friday;)

  • Mandi Pitts says:

    Going to ANY store during holidays is stressful! People have become so nasty and rude, its pretty sad. And my bank account has a big fat 0 so that kind of stinks too lol

  • Margo says:

    Black Friday and all the other shopping madness. It’s terrible.

  • Leslie says:

    Finances-I’m a first time mom and everything miniature is adorable. All I want to do is buy, wrap and place under the tree. BTW I’m an Honest user and I love them.

  • Joyce says:

    people being indecisive…whether it’s family not knowing where to go for dinner, strangers looking for parking or shopping, or just the kids not knowing what they want.

  • Lea says:

    II don’t like “holiday” food so when I’m at someone’s house (besides my family) I usually put a little of the things I can tolerate on my plate to be polite. By now my partners family knows how I feel about it but someone always has to bring up how little I eat. Then they all make a huge deal out of it. It drives me crazy!

  • Benjamin Spaulding says:

    My wife has serious issues with my desire to plan… the OCD in me. I Really have an issue with last second stress that this time of year brings in her world, which means ‘my world’

  • Janelle says:

    People drive me crazy!!!! Can’t we all just get along and enjoy the holidays instead of getting all kinds or crazy?!!!!

  • Tammy says:

    During the holidays, nothing gets to me more than people getting the ‘gimmes’. They’ve lost the idea of “it’s the thought that counts”, not how much was spent on it or how much they got.

  • Richelle says:

    Greedy people at Christmastime really irk me. There are so many people who act like they have nothing and are healthy, have a family and a roof over their head. They are unknowingly teaching their children to be the same. Be grateful. Give back. Wow, that felt good. I never talk so sassy ;) Happy Holidays!!

  • SHardikar says:

    What drives me crazy around the holidays is the mad rush at the malls & shopping complexes. Thank God for online shopping!!!

  • Angela parks says:

    Honestly, stressing out! The whole commercial side of Christmas has taken over, in school in public, everywhere so you can talk to the kids about not really being able to give them much but “Santa” is going to come and fix it according to everything they see and hear, and when they are young, there’s no explaining Santa’s broke or at least on a budget, lol. In last few years EVERYTHING has changed so drastically with now having to raise the 2 small grandkids, I’am no longer able to work, having a child with severe disabilities and the list goes on and so no longer are there many gifts for many people and this year, for the older ones, having to really think about what you want if you had to pick 1 thing from your list, and get it what would it be cause that is what Santa can afford is 1 thing each….the younger ones don’t really care about the what as long as something is there but stressing because of the inability to get more than one gift each is DRiVInG ME cRaZY!

  • Angela says:

    I hate shoping for my in-laws. My MIL is fairly easy to shop for, but my FIL and BIL, forget it! And my husband is no help!! We should have mailed all of the gifts yesterday, but we haven’t even BOUGHT them all yet! It didn’t help that it snowed last week and was too cold to be walking around town shopping.

  • Debb says:

    People who forget what the holiday is all about!

  • jenny says:

    I can’t stand amatures at the mall. I love shopping for 11 months out of the year. But then…well, don’t get me started on Xmas shoppers. They’re so rude and annoying. Haha!

  • Lora says:

    :) heard the honest company was great

  • Julie says:

    My MIL is always doing her best to drive me insane so the holidays aren’t that different.lol. It’s actually a little easier then because I have witnesses. I really hate to say this but I’m dreading the time with my family this year. There’s so much drama and my mom has even gotten bad. I used to love to have the excuse to leave MIL’s to go to my mom’s but no more. They all really make me want to move back out of state. :( Finances are also very bad right now & hubby always feels the need to go overboard with spoiling the kids. I wish he wouldn’t do that.

  • kristin says:

    fighting over santa, my bank account, bills!

    but i do love how magical it all is for our children!

  • Bethany McKinley says:

    People trying to find parking spaces in crowded parking lots during the holidays drive me a little crazy…

  • Heidi Schumacher says:

    My Father-in-law! For reals I have a doozy about two Christmases ago. He asked what to get and then bought the WRONG pillow pets (the kids were specific!) So my mom called and said she had purchased the ones the kids wanted (without knowing FIL had already called it). I called him up and said “you’re off the hook, my mom got the pillow pets” He FLOORED ME by telling me “well I got them first” well dur! You got the wrong ones I wanted to scream at him. He was very tight assed about the whole thing even though he had purchased the wrong gifts he held on and said my mom could be the one to return hers. Fast forward to Christmas day and the poor 6 year old opening his f*cking Panda Pillow pet and saying “thank you” with tears brimming in his eyes. My four year old was not so kind. He took the stupid Ape and flung it at my FILs face and informed us all it was not right and where was his puppy. I laughed so hard on the inside. I thought “go Beckett” even though he was being such a brat.

  • Rachel Garcia says:

    When people say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas especially on Christmas Eve & Christmas.

  • Heidi Schumacher says:

    So what annoys me if having to go to Walgreens at 1 am on Christmas to buy a lady-bug pillow pet because a grown man was too proud to admit he is wrong (or thinks a 4 year old boy should not have a “girl bug” whatever)

  • Diana Longwell says:

    Crazy drivers in the parking lots and on the roads. Pay attention people!

  • Leigh Faugust says:

    The season goes by too fast!!

  • Rayzel Broyde says:

    I just need a change of holiday stuff on facebook etc after like 2 days. gets so boring … except for these awesome contests.

  • Jen says:

    What drives me over the edge is when people from my extended family say “oh he’s stll nursing?” (He’s not even ONE) Breastfeeding was a topic on Thanksgiving and that vapid question came up. This holiday I’m going to say, ” Nope. He’s eating steak, got it in my bra.” Ugh.

  • Mel gil says:

    I love the holidays and I love getting together with family. But I worry that no matter how I try to re-arrange our schedule I am still not making everyone happy.

  • Helen says:

    Would love to win and try all these products.

  • Letal says:

    Traveling! It’s bad every day of the year but during the holidays…extra packed airports, stressed people, ugh it’s the worst.

  • Erica McFall says:

    Hate that grocery shopping is like a bumper cars!!!!

  • Jill c says:

    Lines at ATM!!!grt you $ and go people!!!

  • Megan says:

    The stress drives me crazy. And the urge or expectation to buy so much crap. It’s supposed to be a joyful time, not spend money you don’t have time.

  • Hali Scoggins says:

    I hate how expensive gifts have become. Seriously, 4 boys in one house and its like they raise the prices on Legos haha!

  • Kristen says:

    Rude shoppers drive me crazy during the holiday season.

  • Dayna says:

    During the holidays the thing that tends to drive me crazy is that it’s still 80 degrees during the day in AZ and so getting into the Christmas/holiday spirit is tough when you’re still wearing shorts and tank tops and too warm for some hot chocolate. My 2 year old and I have some cute hoodies and cardigans that want out of the back corner of the closet :)

  • VANESSA says:

    The traffic at all hours of the day. Now it seems that no one works and MUST get to the store at the exact time you do!!

  • Jennifer LuvsCandy says:

    Telling people I am not buyinh presents to please not buy me one. Then they do and I feel obligated to buy for them! UGH!

  • Megan T says:

    I hate hate hate shipping gifts. Every year I try to buy stuff online & ship it directly to family, but every year I end up having to buy stuff in a store and ship. Ugh.

  • Brooke says:

    Crazy people!!!

  • Emily says:

    What drives me crazy? Not having enough money to get much for the kids this Christmas. Hey, you said to be honest! But at least we’re together. :-)

  • Janice Allen says:

    What I hate about the holidays? How people act while shopping. Black Friday is a perfect example, it used to be fun to go out & shop, now its just dangerous, I refuse to leave the house that day now. Safer to shop online.

  • Kristen says:

    People annoy me during Christamas! They are always in a rush and super rude. So i ordered most gifts pnline to avoid the natiness! This Christmas my mother in law is really annoying me. I am having a scheduled c-section on Dec 28 and she has been harassing me if I am going to make It to Christmas Eve. So I told her unless I go into labor we will be there. But that still hasn’t stopped her from asking. I am way too hormonal to deal with being annoyed!

  • Amy says:

    I live 2 miles from the largest mall on the east coast. The traffic that swarms my house all day every day during the month of december drives me crazy!

  • Alison S. says:

    Christmas music starting in October can drive me pretty crazy!

  • Sara V. says:

    I hate how everyone turns into mindless drones at the malls during the holiday (shopping) season. It’s rude and people need to slow down a little! I’m absolutely livid when I hear about people getting trampled at stores. It’s so unnecessary.

  • Julie Morgan says:

    My wacky in-laws make me CRAZY during the holidays!

  • Kate R. says:

    Myself. I drive myself crazy thinking I can accomplish way more than what is possible!

  • This holiday season my bank is driving me crazy. Between my husband and I we have 6 families, all six think they should get every holiday with us. It drives me crazy that none of them understand we have a life too and don’t want to be driving all over every holiday.

  • Rebecca Spear says:

    Love the holiday season but hate the commercialism… wish the presents would take a back seat (I meant it)…

  • Martha says:

    Traffic drives me crazy!!! And trying to go shopping along with a millon other people. Thank goodness for shopping online!

  • tiffany book says:

    Awsome pack… I would love to win… things are crazy this time of year and this baby deserves something nice and new instaid of all hand me downs… but very thankful to get the help with things…

  • Marnie says:

    Another great day for fabulous gifts!

  • Stephanie says:

    The Post Office – ugh!! With relatives out of town we mail a lot of packages. Not to mention having to go to buy a bajillion holiday stamps for cards!

  • Stacey Brumbaugh says:

    You rock!!

  • Lauren says:

    Okay, this is my favorite so far! I cannot tell you how any times I’ve had to air up/replace the inner tubes in my jogging stroller. That stroller is everything I have been looking for…I may have to add that to my Christmas list.

  • Kate Curry-Da-Souza says:

    Rude, greedy people drive me crazy. In a time we should be grateful for what we have, frequently in abundance, there are always those out there who are running others over for more ugh!

  • Stacey Brumbaugh says:

    You rock! It drives me crazy that all my baby sitters are booked way in advance and I can’t use them!

  • Jessica R says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays is the whole obligatory gift-giving thing. I’d rather have one inexpensive, meaningful gift than have people waste money on several things I don’t want or need just because they feel obligated to give. Now that I have a little one, I’m dreading it even more. I am really going to work to keep the holidays reasonable and meaningful at our house!

  • Lauren says:

    What drives me crazy about the holidays are the crowds. I can’t even buy a gallon of milk without it taking 30 minutes to get to the store and back!

  • Tianna says:

    Trying to plan family time. Everyone always has their own agenda and aren’t willing to budge on plans at all. Drives me crazy!

  • Julie Francois says:

    This year it’s family! They all want to get together on the same day and its just not going to work! Argh!

  • Sarah Untersee says:

    What drives me crazy is holiday shopping traffic! Ugh!

  • Holly Norton says:

    It drives me crazy having to go so far out of my way to see relatives I don’t usually see…or need to see, for that matter. Also, the loss of money.

  • Meghan says:

    Splitting up time between families and trying to get in visits with everyone. It seems like someone always ends up with hurt feelings. So this year we are spending Christmas at home and spending New Year’s with my fam and the in-laws together (yikes!)

  • Danielle Cappellini says:

    Living 1200 miles away from my parents and flying with a baby on Christmas eve is probably going to drive me crazy!

  • Kirsten says:

    What drives me crazy is the travel

  • Jessica Barnhart says:

    my parents and my husband’s parents are both divorced, and remarried, they feel we need to drag our kids to 4 different full blown Christmas celebrations. They’ll little, they get tired. If they can’t stand to be in the same room with each other, that’s their problem. And that adults think it’s necessary to buy gifts for each other, really? If I want something,I’m gonna buy it, I can’t see spending money on something someone doesn’t even want

  • markie says:

    Holiday shoppers is what drives me nuts! I’ve gotten most of my shopping done before the rush but people during this time of year make me nervous to even bring my 8 month old out of the house!

  • Jennifer Vieira says:

    The Honest Company has the best products for babies! I use there bath soap and body lotion on my little guy and want to try more. No chemicals! And she really works her company. Love her!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am driven crazy by a husband who is constantly on me about how much I spend on gifts. We always have a budget and we always go over it but it’s once a year and I love the spirit of giving. He watches our bank account like a hawk every time I go out to get a few things. I just want to live stress free with out all the worries of living paycheck to paycheck.

  • Jennifer Vieira says:

    Traffic!! Everywhere traffic!

  • Brett says:

    I hate how it always seems like the gift = how much you love the person. I’m a mom of a newborn and going back to work on 12/24 (oh yeah, that’s ANOTHER THING that annoys me about the holidays…we only get Christmas Day off) and I am stressing out over buying gifts for everyone. And I don’t have time to make anything because baby girl requires a lot of attention and our fisher price swing just died…

  • Honi says:

    The business stresses me out and drives me crazy. Also worrying about how we can afford Christmas. I hate to worry about money, but we have to!

  • Abby says:

    Spending more than I budgeted, and when people remove the Christ in Christmas. I hate the word Xmas!

  • Meg says:

    All of the traffic and extra people out shopping. I stay at home with my son and usually when I go out shopping it is nice and pleasent, but the last month has been crazy! Also, having a toddler and being 7 months pregnant I can’t stand it when someone takes a good parking spot I was going for.

  • Alex Liz Robinson says:

    Sometimes traveling, sometimes family!

  • Heather Van Horn says:

    what drives me crazy is having to buy a gift from my kids to my sister that tried to have me put in prison because she wouldn’t believe that I didn’t call the police to her house to check on her boyfriend. My kids still like/love her and I don’t want to get them involved. I feel like it is rewarding her behavior. Also trying to coordinate xmas visits with the in-laws that don’t make plans til a few days before the holiday.

  • Jenn Kraeuter says:

    Rude People!

  • Traci Eppstein says:

    Great products again! Thanks!!

  • Traci Eppstein says:

    To be honest…cleaning the house for in-laws.

  • Andy L says:

    The bad attitudes and the rudeness! And the bad driving seems severe around this time :(

  • Erin says:

    I think the traffic and people being inconsiderate are my biggest pet peeves of the season!

  • Brie sabers says:

    I always stress to find the “perfect” gift. I want each gift to be personal. :)

  • Katie Jessee says:

    I never know what to buy for people. And then it all goes by so fast. It’s Jan 1 before you know it. Boo.

  • Mark says:

    Hopefully I get lucky this time. I would love to win something for the new baby.

  • Mark says:

    Hopefully I get lucky this time…

  • kenya says:

    The thing that bothers me the most about the holiday season has to be the crowds of rude people. WE all know that there will be crowds but we all don;t have to be rude.

  • Lisa Havener says:

    Perhaps what drives me crazy is my shopping list.
    It’s never easy finding that one perfect gift you know the recipient will enjoy throughout the year.

    Love all the great prizes. Perhaps today’s my lucky day.

  • Tian A. says:

    Bank account, ouw i feel like being robbed after i left the mall, :(

  • Elizabeth says:

    It only takes one person to make a persons day. I’m trying to be that person each chance I get in this season. I sure don’t want to be the one who is making everyone mad!!! : )

  • Sarah R says:

    I live near one of the largest malls in the US, so around the holidays traffic drives me crazy.

  • rina says:

    ugh! the malls!!! they are so crowded!

  • Diane c says:

    Traffic at the mall. And crowds.

  • Valencia Santiago says:

    Not having enough money to buy everyone gifts.

  • AnneAnneAnneAnne says:

    Traffic. I live near one of the most ridiculous malls, King of Prussia and people act like they have never driven their car to a mall before to get presents. I cannot wait for after New Years!

  • Safia B says:

    Definitely would have been the bank account but this year we plan on teaching my son the gift of giving instead of receiving. He’s learning about the true Saint Nick this year. So no need to spend money on toys.

  • Mary Anne says:

    The pine needles all over my house from the tree drive me crazy. I’m constantly sweeping! It’s my own fault though – I refuse to get an artificial tree.

  • Karli says:

    Definately the stress about visiting family. Our family all lives in Arizona but they are spread out. So of course during the 4 days we are there EVERYONE expects us to tote our kids and all their luggage/diapers/beds around to visit…and if we don’t stay long enough, etc. somebody’s feelings always get hurt. I for one would rather just have Christmas at Disneyland, would be a whole lot less crazy. They can come see us if they want haha.

  • Sara A. says:

    Crowds and Christmas music drive me nuts. Maybe it’s that I worked in retail for so long or maybe it’s that I’m Jewish, but Christmas music drives me up a wall. Why are they all ear-worms?

  • Tina B says:

    Family and traveling, while its nice to see everyone, we drive all over creation bouncing from one house to the next. It’s all way too much! Next year, all I want for Christmas is a vacation!!

  • Lindsay Hamilton says:

    Honestly, the never ending Christmas music. It starts earlier and earlier each year! My husband and I are convinced there are only 14 (good) Christmas songs till crap starts playing or songs get repeated… So tedious!

    Oh, and how the seasons change in stores. I’m sure valentines day decor will be up any day now. Why can’t we just enjoy one holiday at a time?!?!

  • Aimee says:

    The holidays are supposed to be a time if happiness and if spending with families. It drives me crazy that some people feel that it’s all about the gifts….. You can enjoy spending time with someone without having to provide a gift…. I’m Aldo highly irritated by the way that people treat each other during the holidays at stores and the mall…. Have some respect people did the individuals who are there helping you… They are not your slaves and don’t work for you….. Everyone will get hyped do just wait your turn!!!!!

  • Kristin Russell says:

    Crazy shoppers and mall parking lots!!!!

  • Lauren C says:

    Traffic trying to get places and the idea that Christmas is about presents and “things”. I see so many people stretch their budget so thin because they think Christmas is about buying things and they forget the TRUE meaning of Christmas….love and time with those you love. It absolutely drives me crazy how so many people get so stressed about what to get everyone!

  • SA says:

    I do give holiday gifts to family, but the insane crazed focus on materialism equaling “the spirit of the holidays” just revolts me- you know the type- the people plowing through the stores on Black Friday because their kid will DIE if they won’t give them an iPad, or shlepping three carts worth of toys home.

  • Kerry Brown says:

    I hate that my father *blasts* Christmas music all day long during the holidays — mind you, holidays that start for him in early November. You can’t hear yourself think over Bing Crosby. It really can kill the pleasant sounds of holiday music to treat it like Black Sabbath. So, maybe it’s holiday music and crazy things relatives do during the holidays that drive me nuts. Okay, just one more. I loathe the holiday letters that proclaim “my family is better than yours,” rather than just a life update. There is enough of that on facebook! The End. (Thanks for that, I obviously needed it!)

  • Kellie O says:

    What drives me crazy is I work near two malls and the holiday traffic is so bad! It takes me forever to get home because of everyone shopping!!!

  • Lisa Havener says:

    Crazy time has to be finding the one perfect gift for everyone on our list.

  • Luda Kilimnik says:

    I agree with Brook Elmer. The lack of Jesus and hearing “Merry Christmas” really bothers me during the holidays. Jesus is the Reason For the Season!!!

  • Brittney Reader says:

    Bank accounts and Rude people while shopping. I understand everyone wants the best for their loved ones but you dont have to be extra cranky because of the stress! People need to remember that its about family and joy and love… and definately PEACE!

  • Jennifer Wilmer Molinari says:

    What drives me nuts are family members that don’t assist with big holiday meal cleanup. We’re all family, not just guests, so if you didn’t cook the meal, get your rear-end in the kitchen and at least offer to help with the dishes!!

  • Amy k says:

    This time of year it drives me crazy not being able to listen to the radio without a barrage of Christmas and Holiday music – I just want to listen to my jams sometimes -

  • arely colin says:

    traffic

  • Carrie says:

    I hate the materialistic attitudes that seem to abound nowadays. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to find just the right gift for my loved ones, and I don’t mind getting a gift in return, but it seems like every year people want more and more and more, the stores are bigger, the deals crazier, and there’s just so much focus on buying stuff.

    I prefer just to have a small (more meaningful) holiday, a few gifts to exchange, and celebrating our Lord’s birth.

  • Sarah says:

    I avoid the mall at all cost during the holidays, but as long as that is manageable the rest of the holiday season it’s joyous as it’s meant to be.

  • Christine Wilson says:

    Love Honest products!

  • Jennifer L says:

    It drives me crazy that christmas decorations are appearing in stores eailier each year. My aunt had her tree up before Halloween!

  • Erica says:

    My own procrastination drives me crazy at the holidays! I have about half my shopping done and no Christmas cards ordered, ack!!

  • Sarah Perkins says:

    Drama. I don’t know what it is about this time of year but it brings out the crazy in people.

  • Alyssa Laughlin says:

    Everyones knowledge on how to drive properly!! It’s like all of a sudden people wake up and go it’s Black Friday let us forget how to drive until after New Year’s! I mean I know there are bad drivers daily, but holy toledo’s Batman!!! Just yesterday 5 car accident in the Target parking lot. Which a majority of them were parked cars!!!! What the hell dude! People are cray cray!

  • Sara Mark says:

    I hate all the traffic and the long lines in the stores!

  • Christi Braun says:

    I hate it when my family buys adults gifts. We always agree to get only the kids gifts. And then they get us gifts like calendars and day planners that they know we don’t use but still makes us feel bad bc we did not get them anything. Who uses day planners anymore?

  • I have an online business where my products are made to order. People always order sooo late and then expect you to make exceptions just for them!

  • I waited until today because I want to win EVERY SINGLE one of these prizes. This single mama will take any help she can get. Thank you for your positive spin on fatherhood, it is refreshing!

  • Angela M says:

    The expectation of perfection that people put on themselves and others.

  • Miranda Welle says:

    Not too much bothers me…. But I do get irritated when stores/people refuse to say Merry Christmas and will only say Happy Holidays. It’s CHRISTMAS! I understand that there are many religions out there but if people don’t want to mention Christmas, then I don’t understand why they get the day off work (usually PAID) as well…. You can’t have it both ways! lol

  • Rachel M.R. says:

    What drives me crazy is I always think there’s so much time and for some reason I’m always rushing to get things done. You’d think that because it comes once a year that I’d be ready way ahead of time but nope.

  • Chris Li says:

    The obligatory and incessant holiday tipping for people who do a sub-par job at best throughout the year.

  • Noel m says:

    Any attempt to run to the grocery store for just a few things usually turns into a gigantic hassle from the time I pull into the parking lot till the time I hit check out. This is why I get all my Christmas shopping done before December. Adults need more patience and manners around the holidays.

  • Cheyenne says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays? I guess it’s the stress of trying to find presents for everyone and making sure they arrive on time. Especially trying to buy things for people you only see once a year.

  • Will says:

    The thing that is driving me nuts this holiday season?

    The doctors screwing around preventing my daughter from coming home from the NICU (she was born at 24 weeks). Her lungs are great, she just needs to learn to eat, and they keep screwing it up with bad nursing.

  • Mary Payne says:

    Love the thermal baby bottle

  • Amy says:

    People – during the holidays people seem to lose the spirit if the season and become angry elves :)

  • Rachel says:

    angry people who think the world will end if their kids don’t get everything they asked for! yargh. totally not the spirit of giving, or getting!

  • Sonia says:

    I hate the end-of-the-year crunch at work. I always end up wanting an extra week in December to finish everything I want to finish by the end of the year.

  • Nicole B says:

    Seeing Christmas decorations out the day after Halloween drives me batty. That and the Elf on the Shelf. There’s a special place in Hell for him.

  • Brianne Aumack says:

    Living/working in NYC- tourists are the worst, especially this time of year. They’re everywhere! And they walk so slowly!

  • RUSHING AROUND!!! And ungrateful people!

  • Katie says:

    The fact that it is about gifts and xmas music. I can not stand the gifts. I am a firm believer you give a gift because you want to not because it is expected.

  • Lena Naef says:

    My step-MIL drives me crazy!!!!!!

  • Monica Marinelli says:

    I hate the chaos the holidays add to everybody’s schedule.

  • maggie says:

    The commercialism!

  • Guilt giving~! HATE IT!

  • Adrienne says:

    Constantly keeping the house clean with a messy husband!

  • Ashley R says:

    The stress and money drive me crazy. As do the long lines at all the stores!

  • Jenni says:

    Hypocritical people drive me NUTS during the holiday season – they become selfish and rude, with no regard for the “reason of the season”.

  • april says:

    My baby is due in 14 weeks and I can’t wait to use the organickidz bottles I have purchased!

  • Bobbi-Anne Lombardo says:

    All of the pushy people drive me crazy during the holidays! In one way, to me, they and the tourists define Christmas in NYC. However, every store is jam packed, people get more rude and pushy…maybe it is all the last minute shoppers out there?

  • Melissa Pratt says:

    Each year I say I’m going to get my Christmas shopping done before December so I can just relax and enjoy holiday activities all month long… It drives me crazy that I never end up starting my shopping until December. Completely my own fault.

  • deedee says:

    Standing in line at stores drives me crazy during the holiday season!

  • Margaret says:

    I drive myself crazy during the holidays by taking on too much. I get so busy that I don’t have time to enjoy all the fun. I working on getting better about this!

  • Jenny says:

    My in-laws! FIL wants to do Christmas Eve dinner, they live an hour away. I want to be at home and start our own Christmas Eve traditions. Not rush my son off to bed super late. And my MIL (they’re divorced). Her food is terrible. She’s flaky. She never sets a date for us to come over, just expects us to come when she calls at the last minute.

  • Lori Homerstad says:

    That most people are interested in what they are getting, not how they can give apart of themselves to others.

  • Ashley says:

    The traffic during the holidays drives me nuts!!

  • aimee says:

    relatives and money!

  • Amy L. Norman says:

    Scrooges who want to ruin Christmas for everyone else drive me CRAZY!

  • Lisa says:

    There is so much great Christmas music. How come every time I turn on the radio it’s “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” AGAIN????

  • Ilana A says:

    The traffic!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I LOVE Christmas!! I try to decorate at least by Thanksgiving..it drives my hubby crazy but if you are going to go through all the trouble of putting decorations out…I think they should last as long as possible :o )

  • Christine says:

    my husband’s family

  • Megan Werve says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays is being BROKE on January 1st!!!

  • Todd says:

    Love the environmental theme!

  • heather says:

    Those bottles look awesome!!

  • Leah K. says:

    Honestly, I don’t mean I sound like the grinch but Xmas music EVERYWHERE kind of drives me crazy (we celebrate Chanukah).

  • Jessica says:

    The traffic around Orlando from all of the tourists in town who don’t know how to drive.

  • Megan W. says:

    Hangovers!!

  • Sandra Velazquez-Miller says:

    Love the organic kids bottles what a great Idea to have them be safe and useful not only just as a bottle but a sippy cup as well

  • Elizabeth says:

    The thing that drives me crazy during the holidays is people (family mainly the in laws) that try and give us guilt trips because we can’t make it to visit. We’re a military family and our families live in different states.

  • Leigh says:

    My insane obsession with finding the “perfect” gift for each person on the list.

  • Lexie F says:

    My mother in laws sweatpants. they are always covered in dog hair and dirty.

  • Gia Ramsey says:

    People who cannot follow the speed limit and slow the whole line of traffic down. Then, they can’t park….come on people! Besides that, I love evrything about the holiday :)

  • Lisa Y says:

    If anything were to drive me crazy really is that it is one of the few times a year where going shopping is insanely crowded… but thank goodness for the internet. I can shop there and avoid the crowds. :)

  • Laura G says:

    I don’t like how people think they have to buy a gift for everyone! Sometimes a nice gathering is good enough

  • Margot says:

    Scrooges / rude people. Will you please post a pie chart of these responses to FB? :-)

  • Candy Harvey says:

    My husband leaves all the shopping up to me. Then when I spend any money he gets upset. Well, if he help buy gifts, he’d know how much things really costs!

  • sarah says:

    the crowds and constant things to do holiday party after holiday party and traveling back and forth i like when things arent so hectic

  • Trisha Schuetz says:

    Relatives for sure. I’m not really a people person, so to be around so many people is kind of torture. :)

  • Emily says:

    I hate that everyone feels they are entitled to all of your time, even if they live in the same town the other 11 months of the year. It is just a day. Get together a day early or a day late….it is just a date.

  • Jennifer R says:

    Biggest Gripe…Traffic around town! I leave near our zoo and our mall and traffic is stupid! People wait 2 hours to drive maybe 5 miles to see our zoo lights!!

  • Kat S says:

    The stress of finding that perfect gift!

  • evangeline boudreaux says:

    I love theholidays!! Bank acct always suffers, of course, but my least favorite thing is waking up on Dec 26 and Christmas is a whole year away again… love pretty much everything.

  • Christy Z says:

    Definitely the crowds!

  • Amanda houghton says:

    What drives me crazy is the panic to get everything done in time! Babies first Christmas just added to the list of “shoulds”

  • Sinem says:

    shopping and Christmas songs are making me crazy:)))

  • Jordana Sackel says:

    Honestly the loud music on a loop in stores drives me crazy

  • Monica says:

    I hate when I cave and buy gifts that aren’t really personal and feel like I’m giving away crap! Quality over quantity!

  • Rebecca says:

    Too much emphasis on the material…not as much on how great it is to spend some time with family.

  • Mandy says:

    I’ve read so many good things about The Honest Company. It’s great to see them featured in your giveaway!

  • Shannon says:

    People who make comments about what I buy for my kids and how much I buy… WHO CARES! My husband and I love giving gifts for our children!

  • Crystal says:

    Crazy= people who complain about the holiday!

  • Stephanie Arnold says:

    I hate to be annoyed because it makes me feel
    ungrateful. This Holiday season I have promised myself to slow down and enjoy my three boys and the magic that is. consuming them. But there are moments I will admit. Luckily this year I have done most my shopping on amazon! No crazy parking lots for me. The most irritating thing is my kids and their snot production ;) .

  • Jeannie says:

    Love The Honest Company!

  • Courtney says:

    I hare driving on I-95!Traveling through 5 states to visit all the family (divorced parents on both sides) is ri-dunk-ulous. Next year when our newborn is 1 yr old, we plan to start our own stay at home tradition.

  • Joy says:

    I hate the focus on gifts, gifts, gifts. It just stressed me out!

  • courtney schreiner says:

    I absolutely hate shopping b/c everyone is so crazy! People seem to forget how to drive and how to be respectful in the stores!

  • Brittney says:

    My Grandmother always seems to push my mom’s buttons. But I love her just the same :) That and spoiled children who don’t appreciate what they have and “need” everything during the holiday season (I am talking over age 12, younger kids don’t understand this because of their age)

    PS- I love that my CAPTCHA code is “Rant” LOL!!!!

  • Christine says:

    the fact that i never have enough money! :(

  • Rachel Gray says:

    Crowded malls and stores. Toting around toddlers while doing any shopping during the holidays is never a good idea. This year we did most of our shopping online. :)

  • Stephanie Jordan says:

    Relatives and scheduling. It should not be hard to get people together, but it never fails one person has to be a party pooper. Normally I would say its the bosses. I mean why does a grocery store need to be open all day every major holiday. really.

  • Ashley says:

    I find work holiday parties absolutely awful. They are generally lame and the socialization is so forced! Ugh. Side note: I adore honest.com! We do both of their subscription services and I have had so many people compliment my sons diapers – ha!!!

  • Diana Lipman says:

    It drives me nuts when people loose all sense of their surroundings – driving crazy, walking in the middle of the lane in the parking lot, stopping in their tracks in a crowded mall…its like they are holiday drunk.

  • Marie-Etta C says:

    I enjoy spending the holidays with my family, but I don’t like that we can’t wake up in our own home on Christmas morning.

  • Jessica says:

    I purposely try and get all my shopping done before Black Friday so I can avoid the crowds and all the ride people who think their time is so much more valuable than yours. And I can’t stand the exhaustion that comes with the holidays. My hisband’s family’s celebration starts on Christmas Eve and goes all night and then my family’s is all Christmas Day!

  • Bertina says:

    Not getting enough food to eat during the holidays drives me crazy. There’s so many people around and they’re like vultures circling around the food!

  • jackie says:

    christmas is my favorite time of the year and what drives me crazy is family and their focus on “getting the best present” and trying to out do each other….always forgetting about what christmas is about :(

  • Michelle says:

    I hate parking lots! People think nothing of cutting in front someone waiting for a spot with their blinker on.

  • Lisa Sv. says:

    I’m just generally driven crazy by not having enough time. I’m in grad school and I’d much rather be baking cookies with kids than sequestering myself at the computer to write finals papers. :*(

  • Liesel says:

    Family, expecting us to travel to see them, with our seven month old, and then giving us crap about the baby’s schedule. Do you want a happy baby/happy momma or cranky, pissed off mama/baby. Ugh.

  • Ashley c says:

    a drives me nuts is greedy self entitled jerks! Ripple can be the most rude around holiday season and it bugs the cow poop out of me!

  • Susan W. says:

    I love to buy things for people and to help people out as much as I can, especially during the holidays! So it frustrates me that I don’t have enough time or money to buy everyone I care about everything the want/need! :-/

  • Rachell says:

    By the time Christmas is here I have had it with Christmas music. It’s everywhere. You cannot walk into a store without hearing it. I get to the point that I need Christmas to be over just so I don’t have to listen to it anymore.

  • Sharon A. says:

    What stinks every year is finding gifts for people who have EVERYTHING..i would love to be one in that classification but its really hard when you buy for that family member that buys things all the time and then you dont have anything to really get them cause they already have it.

  • Michelle Leone says:

    What drives me crazy? Wrapping paper! – what a waste. And buying gifts just for the sake of it not because you have found the perfect something for someone.

  • Katie says:

    Scheduling is driving me crazy! Being a new mom (my son is 9mo), all I want to do is have our first christmas in our own home. All our relatives want is us to pack him in the car and drive 4 hours to show him off to extended family that never speaks to us at any other time during the year. :(

  • Heather Condo says:

    I feel like such a Scrooge these days, people drive me nuts! Lol we went shopping last weekend and everything was chaos. People all over the place and a lot of shoving. The the parking lot looked like a free for all. Really people, you are in such a rush that you had to park your car so quickly and not realize you were parked on the lines or angling through two parking spots which then screwed the rest of the parking lot up?! Ughhhhh, we have to go back out this weekend.

  • chava says:

    Family :s so many of us just gets overwhelming :)

  • Katie says:

    Going by my in-laws drives me crazy! My sister-in-law is pretty evil and spends the day arguing with her husband with no concern for how uncomfortable she makes the rest of the family. My mother-in-law is an awful cook, and she buys a ton of “as seen on TV” junk for each couple in the family so we leave there with a ton of garbage every year. Frustrating!

  • Lindsay O. says:

    Too many people out at once all in a big hurry or rush, most being rude. People tend to get caught up in all of the shopping and giving/receiving that they forget what the holiday is all about CHRIST!

  • shterna says:

    all the food!! im trying to loose weight and the holidays make it so hard

  • Elizabeth K says:

    I love doing the charity angel tree every year and picking out great things to buy for those less needy. I absolute hate when I see video games as a request. Really?!?!? I can’t even afford a video game console for MY kids! How about a warm coat, some books, new shoes… I can think of a lot of things kids need for Christmas that their parents can’t buy them. Geez, I’m a scrooge.

  • Jennifer H says:

    Trying to please everyone and it never working!

  • Michelle Stephens says:

    What Drives me crazy is others being upset about things like thankful posts in Facebook. People with no thanks in their heart and no holiday spirit.

  • Leah says:

    I hate that there are Christmas decorations and such up in stores earlier and earlier every year. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and you can barely find fall decorations now because everyone has Christmas stuff up the minute that halloween comes down.

  • Aviva R says:

    The christmas music on the radio. there are exactly two songs that i dont hate, and they’re rarely played!

  • Jessica T says:

    I live about a mile from a mall, so mall traffic makes me crazy! I have a way to get everywhere without getting close to the mall! About a week ago, there was an accident (I hope nobody was hurt!) and my alternate routes were all screwed up too.

  • Camille Hatcher says:

    Money. :(
    There’s never enough to do everything I want to do.

  • Rachel Platt says:

    not being able to do all the fun holiday stuff that i want to do with my family. busy, working mother of three…… can’t find time to make those darn cookies much less put up all the decorations :(

  • Libby says:

    If we’re being completely honest, nothing really drives me crazy about the holidays! I LOVE this time of year! My big, crazy family is all very close, and we don’t usually have any major drama…especially since my crazy aunt moved to Mexico : )

  • Kim K says:

    rude people make me nuts at the Holidays especially. Also my diminishing bank account :)

  • Carolyn says:

    I’ve been really interested in the Honest diapers or a while now, but just never jumped in to try them…this would be a really good chance!

  • Melody says:

    people in parking lots who can not park, or take up 2 spaces. Learn where your car is side to side and front to back.

  • Jessi says:

    Rude people that forget what this season is about drive me crazy!

  • Michelle says:

    Christmas music. Everywhere. Stores. Doctors’ offices. EVERYWHERE.

  • Evon says:

    Trying not to be a grump. The things that bother me are trivial. (Packed stores, Mother in Law, Brother in Law, AND Christmas music haha…) Happy Holidays!

  • Ashley N says:

    I LOVE the holiday season. Christmas stuff on the shelves in October? Sure, bring it on. I’d leave my tree up all year if my hubby would let me! But trying to turn Thanksgiving into a Black Friday prequel? Too far, shopping moguls, too far.

  • Keila B. says:

    My mother is driving me crazy! She is such a Scrooge and normally, I’m not around her so it doesn’t bother me as much, but this year, my daughter and I are staying with her so my husband and I can save money and her constant griping about how people lie to their children regarding Christmas is too much! I have a toddler who is just learning about Christmas. I finally had to tell her to knock it off for my daughter’s sake.

  • Tanya Aragunde says:

    Hat drives me crazy during holiday seasons. I guess it would be the lack of money and the pile of bills that come in. So this year to try and make it work, I’m buying used.

  • Tasha M says:

    I hate the money stress that comes with the holidays.

  • Kim says:

    I go crazy over the fakeness of people. You can only buy a child’s love for so long. They will eventually grow up and realize they have no idea who you are, but you sure do buy nice presents! Ugh.

  • Alissa Tizzano says:

    What drives me crazy…being that a don’t have much patience…pp driving slow on the highway, in parking lots, dragging their feet strolling through the mall…c’mon pp move it, i got things to do!!

  • Brandi Elam says:

    Oh, so many things. Rude people who flip others off in Christmas traffic…it’s just the time of year, folks. The stress of finding gifts people will love. And I promise I’m not the grinch or Ebenezer Scrooge, but I get tired of hearing Christmas music (there should be a rule about how early radio stations and stores can start playing it!).

    Thanks for the giveaways! I’m glad you mentioned Honest company. I’ve been toying with purchasing their diapers but hadn’t seen reviews from anyone I trust yet – you just made the decision for me. Placing an order this week! Thanks!

  • Lora says:

    Tons of entries

  • Stacey R says:

    All the rude people that are out shopping!!! They are impatient and just plain mean to customer service! Drives me nuts!!

  • Melissa says:

    Shopping! Thank goodness for the Internet!

  • Liz C says:

    I don’t like shopping on a regular weekend, so I avoid it as much as possible during the holiday season! I do most of my shopping online. Otherwise, I love the holidays. Kinda dreading the 7 hour car trip with a 6 month old, though.

  • steph says:

    The stress of the holiday drive me nuts at times.. financially, and making sure everything is perfect, and every gift is perfect.. ahh!

  • Carrie says:

    Whining kids at that store. It seems like the closer we get to christmas, the worse they get! (I’m including my own in this. What gives?!)

  • Jenn Hillman says:

    Money, having enough to get the things my kids want most! It can be stressful and drive me nuts!!! But I have been trying to teach them the real meaning of christmas and giving back instead of receiving!

  • Jenn S says:

    shopping for presents, actually…especially when it ends up being last minute. i get so stressed out about it!!

  • heather clark says:

    What drives me crazy is my husband he is not a holiday person at all and only allows me to spend 50 dollars a child :(

  • Jessica says:

    We forget to be humane to those around us. Christmas is a time to remember Christ’s birth and we’ve turned it into a cranky, stressful, labor intensive “Celebration.”

  • stephanie says:

    Family obligations. and that after 8 years of marriage and 6 years at a job working most holidays, my husband and I still can’t agree on where to go and who to see!

  • Dan S says:

    I cant stand crazy mall shoppers oh and people who do the slow walk in the parking lot when you’re looking for a spot!

  • Laura Marschel says:

    What drives me nuts is that we seem to get into a good groove with eating and sleep schedules, especially for my toddler and it always gets messed up by holiday travel.

  • Andrew Nickolaou says:

    Figuring out what presents to get people. Family is the worst! I think Christmas without present would be less stressful!

  • Emily says:

    Definitely traveling!!! Not fun with 2 babies.

  • Meghan Floirendo says:

    Gift expectation. The crazy drivers who can’t drive. Trying to find parking and dealing with the crazy holiday rush when I’m trying to just do errands!

  • Elizabeth A. says:

    I think the thing that bothers me most about the holidays is the fact that no matter how hard we try we WILL get off schedule as far as naps/sleep goes. This leaves my husband and I…and if we are being honest…leaves me to deal with an over-tired toddler while everyone else slips off into their lefsa and spiked eggnog coma!

  • Hold on tight, I can feel the ranting building up inside of me. What really bugs me is the fat a** jerks that push and cut in front of you, your stroller and YOUR BABY to get on the elevator in the mall. Put your jumbo pretzel, slice of pizza and 64oz Coke down and take the escalator that’s 10 feet away. Better yet, take the stairs you slob and while you’re at it, swing by The Hallmark store and pick yourself up a bundle of consciousness for other people. Uugghh!!! I actually feel a little better now. Thanks!!

  • Patricia A says:

    I honestly can’t stand going to my in laws for holidays my MIL is just unbearable !

  • Rebecca M. says:

    I hate all of the crowds at the stores. Thank goodness for online shopping! :)

  • Teresa Gill says:

    What really drives me crazy is…. when one goes shopping and there is 30 checkout stands with only 2 opened!!!!!

  • Meagan says:

    The greed. It kills me. We all really have enough.

  • Wendy says:

    What drives me crazy during the holidays are crowded places with rude people. Well it drives me crazy year round but its heightened during the holiday season. I was in a store recently and some guy pushed some other guys cart right onto my stroller! Rude people drive me crazy. I left right there and said I will cyber shop instead.

  • Margo B says:

    When it comes to this time of year – many things;) warning! I might just sound like grinch hehehe traffic, congestion , shopping madness , business that turn some people into a bargain zombies, school shopping offers when your child brings home catalogs every day in her folder …. and wants to buy everything …. I could type more;)

  • Jillian Scheer says:

    CROWDS drive me crazy, live in NYC and working in Midtown, the holiday season is horrible for a gal just trying to get home!!! NO, I do not want to go to the top of the Empire State Building… No, I do not want to take a picture with you scary Times Square Elmo…

  • Maria says:

    Not having enough time to get everything done and always feeling behind, like I’m scrambling constantly.

  • Jennifer B says:

    What drives me crazy is the stress: trying to get everything done and made and decorated and not having enough time to do it all.

  • Melissa says:

    The joys of shopping online you don’t have to leave your jammies

  • Christina Beck says:

    Great theme today! I love the bottles especially. My family looks at me like a crazy person for not using plastic for anything. My husband would love that stroller, too!

  • Judi says:

    I love learning about a product and think…wow, that’s brilliant. i love reading about the products you feature

  • Christina Beck says:

    Oh, and during the holiday season other people being so grumpy gets on my nerves. The holiday’s aren’t so terrible guys! Check out the pretty lights and give some strangers smiles!

  • Bethany says:

    The thing that annoys me most is the “keep christ in christmas” crown. “What?! You put a santa hat on your baby?!?! ITS CHRISTmas, not santamas!!” Give me a BREAK!

  • Claire says:

    My bank account stresses me out because of the huge expenses during Christmas time…but the PEOPLE is the most annoying thing! Everywhere you go, it seems like people are so rude – never showing that holiday spirit. Drives me nuts!!

  • rosa says:

    shopping mall parking lots!! emptying wallet!! children asking for too many gifts!! they all bug me!! but regardless i do it every year!! lol

  • Megan says:

    Christmas is hard because I miss Emily, (my sweet girl born still in May of 2011) -she would be one now and loving all the lights and her singing sisters. ❤
    On the other hand, I am feeling much more in the spirit of the season this year and I am enjoying how much my daughters are singing and playing (and the snow!!)

  • souphead says:

    i just want to stay home with my tiny family. i wouldn’t even mind if people came over, but the traveling and the schlepping? and the drama! ugh

  • Natan says:

    The craziness at the mall….esp when i need to go for something other than holiday shopping!

  • Leigh says:

    everything that is a ‘must do’. we get so busy and neglect to take the time t breath and enjoy.

    Also flying with small children, alone, late at night.

  • JESSICA says:

    Traffic!! I live by a mall and there so much traffic and the stores are so packed i hate it!

  • Cindy C says:

    The thing that drives me nuts is family telling me how to hold my child, watch his head, don’t do this, do that….seriously people it’s my 2nd child and look how fabulous the first turned out. Now that drives me nuts.

  • Alexandra Pitcher says:

    Family. I’m a people pleaser, to a fault. I will do anything to make people happy; drives my husband crazy. Everyone wants time with my 14 month old, so we are going to end up running around like crazy to see everyone Christmas Eve and Day; and I can garuntee both parties will not be satisfied. Which will erk me at least until next Christmas. Ha.

  • Kate says:

    The traffic and negative attitudes during this time of year is unsettling. It’s time for those to sit and think about giving and bring more peace to each other’s lives.

  • Diana Afonso says:

    family, the ones that pretend all is good, just because its the holidays, and treat you like s&*T the rest of the time :P

  • Tara Caudillo says:

    That would have to be the stress of trying to make sure the kids get what they want!

  • Sonya Morris says:

    Money for sure! I would love to help other families with less during the holidays and give more to my loved ones!

  • Jessica L says:

    Money! I have 4 kids & 1 on the way! So money always drives me crazy because I want “Santa” to have brought everything my babies wished for :)

  • Stacy says:

    Ugh, the worse thing for me is shopping. I avoid the stores as much as I can and do most of my shopping online. I even try do avoid the grocery stores if I can – I’ll just order out!

  • Nicole L says:

    Rude people! It’s the holidays – put a smile on your face :)

  • Wendy O. says:

    My in-laws drive me crazy at the holidays. My brother-in-law and his family made the choice to pick up and move across the country with his family, nobody forced them to move. And my mother & father-in-law leave our snowy paradise every winter to live someplace warm for 6 months. But then they call and whine how they “miss” us and wish we could spend the holidays together. Um…we aren’t the ones that left. And then they all try to guilt us in to driving or flying across the country to visit. Um, I’m not doing that with a newborn and 2 year old. You wanna see us? Come to us. Sorry. Rant over. (It just happens EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. and I’m getting sick of it.) The good news? We spend all Christmas with my family and don’t need to juggle any “visiting” schedules with his side of the family since they all left! ;)

  • Amanda says:

    My inlaws!

  • Randi S says:

    Definitely the bank accounts…so much more we’d love to be able to do, but the bank is boss lol

  • Erin says:

    Everyone’s desire to fill my house with toys with a zillion parts I get to clean up… Donations to college fund would be south better!

  • Jessica Eichhorn says:

    Lets see here what drives me crazy during the holidays… Well, it’s always hard to go to families house(not child proof and proper baby gear and no toys) with little kids and babies. Bank account is always an issue because you’re always worried the wrong person might get a hold of it. Too many places to go in such a short time so grumpy tired kids. WRAPPING!

  • Jennifer Neubig says:

    it’s definitely the relatives that drive me crazy during the holiday season!!!!

  • What drives me crazy are the expectations from relatives to attend every get-together on each side of the family. Almost makes us want to move.

  • Mindy says:

    I would say what drives me crazy is that I feel that I have to please everyone and go where they want me to go but not this year. I have a newborn and I think that’s a great excuse.

  • Emily says:

    The thing that drives me crazy during the holidays is the shopping. Thank goodness for the internet. I don’t do crowds.

  • Jessica says:

    I love the holidays, but I would love for once that there not be ANY drama whatsoever with anyone or anything.

  • Sara M says:

    The traffic.

  • briana says:

    i honestly cant stand my mothers freak out about getting the family picture for her card….. its way too contrived and stressful. aaaaaand……i also honestly did not like the honest diapers. i usually use cloth and i only wanted the diapers for use at night. he leaked every night i tried them. :-(
    but the mountain buggy looks awesome as do the bottles!!

  • christena says:

    My kids attend a parochial school….their Christmas program was Sunday afternoon, lots of carols, lovely recitations, Christmas JOY! It was explained at the beginning that this was a worship service and they asked they parents kindly refrain from flash photography and if they wish to video, do it from upstairs in the balcony. BUT – there was a mom sitting a couple of rows from the front, right in my line of vision who kept snapping photos and video of her child and then posting them to facebook throughout the entire service. Wouldn’t have been such a big deal to me, had it not been so visible and been so distracting to me :(

  • Anne says:

    It drives me crazy to be expected to be happy because it’s Christmas! My baby died Dec. 21, 2010 and I doubt Christmas will ever be not-sad for me. :(

  • Gerald says:

    With the stainless steel bottles, is there venting like Dr. Browns? I have to say I love the concept but just need a little more detail.

  • Ashley says:

    The thing that drives me most crazy during the holidays are relatives! I come from a big family & having relatives fly in from all over every year to tell you how to live your life infuriates me!

  • Shannon says:

    Fun contest!

  • Amanda2029 says:

    We dread every holiday! They consist of running around to at least 3 houses per day so everyone gets to see the kids. We don’t even enjoy them anymore. I know its horrible to say but we would rather skip them and all the running!

  • maren says:

    all the sales and coupons and promotions and the pressure to shop shop shop!

  • Laura says:

    The expense…but, frankly, that’s always on my mind, so it’s not really holiday-specific! This year what’s making me really mad is my boss…she’s a true scrooge and won’t allow any vacation time around the holidays. I’ll have Christmas day with my little one (since the office is closed), but no more. :(

  • kc says:

    I hate how unfriendly people tend to get while out shopping. The customers are angry, the salespeople are surly, the parking lots are insane… you know it’s time for the holidays when the parking space stealing begins.

  • Amanda M says:

    I drive myself crazy! While trying to make everything perfect, I have a hard time just letting go and relaxing.

  • jaime scott says:

    The thing that drives me crazy is how everyone forgets that we are all there to do the same thing… I hate when people act like their shopping is more important or don’t acknowledge we ALL have places to be!!

  • Megan says:

    What really drives me crazy is trying to figure out presents for your parents who say they don’t want/need anything but you know you have to get something or they get upset about it. Plus shopping after Thanksgiving the crowds are crazy :)

  • Raelynne says:

    First Christmas with our son, we’re looking forward to the wonder of the holiday as he grows up!

  • Lisa P says:

    My In-laws they “Claimed” Christmas this year! They are so jealous of my Mother that they all can not get together celebrate with their only grandchild. It is a good thing we all live in different states…lol!

  • Melanie says:

    How insane people get this time of year (frenzied holiday shopping). There’s too much emphasis on getting stuff just to give stuff. We don’t need more stuff to sit around and collect dust!! I wish we could all spend more time with each other cooking, baking, making decorations for the house/tree, etc.

    p.s. Honest diapers rock!!!!! We’ll have to try the bubble bath!

  • Megan says:

    Crowds of angry, rude, greedy, & even sick people who overwhelm me- even when I am just running into target to buy a few things- with my newborn in his carrier! The germs of people coughing & sneezing YET NOT COVERING- upset me!
    Also- CHRISTMAS BEING REPLACED WITH “holiday”!

  • Lynette says:

    The wait is the worst. I want it to be Christmas NOW. Seriously, I’m like a five year old when it comes to Christmas.

  • Amilee Moore says:

    Its not really driving me super crazy. But I wish my husbands ems company had been able to get some of the shifts switched around. My husband*and everyone who worked the same day/night shifts as him* has worked all or nearly all the holidays this year. Starting from the 1st of the year..actually my husband may have worked every holiday this year. So it would be nice if he got Christmas off.

  • Amanda W. says:

    The crazies out shopping you would have thought no one taught them any manners! It’s as though they have never been shopping in their life! And this year my mother is being a PIA…She told me leaving my house at 830p on Christmas eve would be too late WTF..so she isn’t celebrate our annual Wiglia this year…you may read about me on the news…J/K

  • Morgan Biesecker Damasius says:

    What drives me crazy during the holiday season is buying something for the person that already has everything! Got to get creative…

  • Corrie Beecher says:

    This year, family has driven me crazy!! My husband and I had our first child (Layla) in June (also the first grandchild on both sides) and everyone acts like they are going to die if they don’t get to spend every waking moment with her. However, they complain, “so and so hogged her the whole time, so I barely got to hold her” “she made it a point to say that she will be mad if I don’t share, but she got x-minutes yesterday that I didn’t get”. Etc etc etc I swear they count down to the minute. Then when my husband and I complain they all say that they really don’t care and they understand that everyone needs a turn. I feel like I am back in preschool working on the concept of sharing!! Also, my husband and I would like some alone time with our daughter to commemorate her first Christmas. Noe, not going to happen because then the rest of the family would miss those minutes!!!’ Grrrr

  • Brenda Davis says:

    Christmas used to be my favorite Holiday until I started working retail. Some people are so mean and rude. I wonder what sucks so bad in their lives that they have to take it out on a store associate.

  • Sara says:

    crowds and traffic

  • Melody says:

    My grown up siblings drive me CRAZY you would think that some people never grow up!

  • Julie Wilcox says:

    People fighting for the glory of having the holidays at their house. Even this year, with me scheduled for a c-section two days before Christmas, at which point I will have a newborn baby, it’s like, oh, so why can’t you come to my house for Christmas? Ummmm, okay!

  • Lisa S says:

    Stress of it all drives me crazy during holidays. If everyone would be more relaxed and happy instead of “I don’t know what to buy”…ugh..where are the good old days when holidays were Merry.

  • Lindsay says:

    My mother can drive me crazy but overall it’s nice to spend time with family.

  • Shannon P says:

    The expectations! Getting everyone the perfect gift, going to all the family functions, etc.

  • Pema says:

    people buying my kids inappropriate toys!

  • Courtney S says:

    It drives me crazy that I spend weeks planning and only get a few hours with my family out of it.

  • Andrea G says:

    I hate that the meaning of Christmas has been lost and it’s all about the gift buying and the next best thing. A little can go a long way and if you have the true meaning of Christmas that’s the important thing.

  • Jeni says:

    The thing that drives me crazy is family! Everyone has the best intentions, but there is way to much arguing!!

  • Melissa S. says:

    I tend to get very stressed about trying to balance personal family time, trying to see extended family, and gifts/money, then I get stressed about being stressed! lol

  • Lindsay Cuomo says:

    I just can’t stand the people who MUST cut you in line, rather obviously no less. Like you won’t notice. Absolutely maddening.

  • Ruth says:

    Disney Princess Christmas music! That CD was a HUGE mistake!!!

  • Katelynn morgan says:

    love the contest

  • raybehkuh says:

    Our HOA deciding to send out blanket violation letters to the entire community and only giving us a week to figure out our particular issue and be in compliance or be fined upwards of $500.

  • Kayla C. says:

    Relatives drive me crazy!

  • Dolly Carwile says:

    It makes me nuts to buy something for a really awesome price and then see it even cheaper just a few hours or days later.

  • Maria Albani says:

    Stressing over gifts …. Christmas should be about being together and celebrating! Gifts should be for the kids :)

  • Stephanie says:

    What drives me crazy is how some can forget the true meaning of Christmas. I love Christmas and I love giving. Anything to put a smile on my child’s face and knowing you are truly appreciated. :)

  • K.Nicole says:

    I HONESTLY hate the pressure to buy gifts. I personally think that only those under 18 should get gifts except for your spouse & parents.

  • Deb D. says:

    Every year what really drives me crazy is how people forget what the true meaning of Christmas is. For Christians, it doesn’t mean gifts and shopping.

  • Sarah M says:

    My Husband drives me crazy with indecision year round, but most especially during the holidays.

  • Ilanit Kaplan says:

    These products are amazing

  • tiffany says:

    EVERYTHING! ESPECIALLY COOKING LOL

  • Sarah Austin says:

    HONESTLY I do not feeling obligated to buy adults Christmas presents. It is very stressing trying to figure out something they would like or use. Giving and recieving presents should be about the kids.

  • Emily Keith says:

    The thing that drives me really crazy is the holiday shopping parking lots!! There is never anywhere to park, also when people act crazy trying to find a spot!!

  • Monica D. says:

    The mad rush to buy a gazzilion super wow gifts in less than 2 hours (that’s how much time I have BEFORE the holidays)….then I have off so I have time and patience but no gifts to buy.

  • Emily P. says:

    Figuring out who is going where on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then juggling that with my husband’s schedule as a firefighter!!! ugghhhhh

  • courtney says:

    people who stop in the middle of the sidewalk, at the bottom of the stairs/escalator, in front of the elevator, etc. i want to shake them and let them know that the rest of world still exists and to move it!

  • Trisha W. says:

    A couple of things drive me nuts this time of year… Pushy, rude, and grumpy people out and about AND seeing/hearing “Happy Holidays” when Christmas is what is specifically being talked about. For example, the Salvation Army had a stuff the bus with toys event. The toys were going to be Christmas gifts and the Salvation Army is a Christian organization. Yet, the bus had Happy Holidays displayed where the route info is typically located.

  • naomi c says:

    ugh… probably travelling – so many people and rushing just to sit and wait for a plane :)

  • Dasi says:

    What drives me crazy??? All the craziness that surrounds the holidays, everywhere you go shopping is insane, the amount of money spent on gifts.

  • Rachel says:

    I hate feeling so rush to get everything done and make sure things are perfect for the holiday and then it’s over in an instant. All that prep and it goes by so quickly!

  • Sarah Comroe says:

    Money… never enough of it!

  • Beth Ann says:

    Wrapping. I loathe wrapping.

  • Katja says:

    Crowded shopping malls drive me crazy- that’s why I love online shopping!

  • Ashley B says:

    It drives me nuts when stores rename Christmas trees “holiday trees”. Really, holiday trees?

  • Michal millrod says:

    Crowds and too many ads

  • kendra S says:

    All the BAD drivers!!!
    Suddenly everyone forgets how to drive because they are in such a hurry to get everywhere.

    On another note — I LOOOOOOOVE organickidz – we have an entire cabinet full of different bottles that my daughter refused to take. I had pretty much given up (she is 98% nursed anyways but its nice to be able to use a bottle sometimes)
    Then I saw an organickidz bottle on clearance at diapers.com and i said might as well try one more. and guess what — She LOOOOOOOOOOVED it. Figured the first time was a fluke … second time — still LOOOVED it!

    So organickidz is my lifesaver!

  • Stefanie R says:

    The craziness at the malls!!

  • Crystal says:

    I’m usually laid back during the holidays. However, this year, we are expecting twins any day now. So, right now relatives are driving me crazy because they keep making us feel like we have to be certain places and keep up appearances… I think they forgot we’re probably going to be a little busy lol

  • Karina says:

    17 lbs for the stroller?!! Sold!!!

  • Samantha Williams says:

    The stress of trying to meet everyone’s expectations and having a good holiday with young children. That alone makes me crazy.

  • Karina says:

    Sadly I must say my in-laws, specially my sisters-in-law. They are so greedy!!

  • Family and money. My family is pushy and we usually end up just staying home because they drive me nuts. And I hate being broke for the holidays. Especially now that we have a child. I’d love nothing more to have extra cash lying around to buy him whatever he wants lol

  • Savanna says:

    relatives!!

  • Laurie D says:

    All the extreme gifting…I feel like some of us are always trying to top the others. It is exhausting and not what the season is supposed to be about.

  • jackeline davila says:

    Unhappy people, aren’t the holidays suppose to be cheery?

  • I live in a snow bird state so all of the out of state drivers drive me nuts lol. Our traffic here is more congested and in our older people cities they drive so much slower. So not fun!

  • Allison says:

    Whar drives me crazy is the case of the “gimmes” that seems to appear this time of year.

  • arezou z says:

    The busy stores and the busy parking lot drive me crazy

  • Kristel says:

    I am so incredibly frustrated by how rude and inconsiderate people are during the holidays! I used to work in retail for years. I can’t stand it when customers take out their aggressions on the cashier or some other employee. I’m sorry that life sucks right now, but this employee is doing their best to help you, and all you can do is yell? Gar! And, what about crazy holiday driving? I’ve already been in one accident this holiday season because a woman really wanted a parking space and reversed her car into mine, ignoring the fact that I was blaring my horn at her. People! Be nice! You all make me want to never leave my house until after New Years.

  • Katherine says:

    I hate the crowds because of how rushed everyone is and how crazy insane they get about the stupidest stuff. I don’t let the Holidays make me crazy, because family matters more than stuff to me…but, crowds of people being crazy over who gets Elmo makes me crazy! :D

  • Nancy Vinella says:

    Normally I would answer that shopping traffic (both in the parking lot and within the stores) is what drives me crazy this time of year. (It’s amazing how many of us here hate the same thing!) But this year what REALLY pushed me over the crazy ledge were strings of Christmas lights. This year I had three strings die on me as we were decorating. One didn’t light right out of the box, one half lit, and the third decided to crap out as I was weaving it around the on the tree! Grrrr! I hate having to buy lights at the height of the season!

  • Molly Bussler says:

    It drives me crazy, when I never get a present that I really want! I either have to buy it myself, or hit my hubby over the head! lol

  • Nelly Rodiguez says:

    Planning the gift list and doing the actual shopping for gifts is stressful. The last few years, our budget has been very tight – it makes it hard to give the kids what they want while still meeting all their needs.

  • shoshana says:

    travel is the killer!!

  • sarah conn says:

    Driving in the snow!

  • Angela says:

    I see everyone commenting about what drives them nuts, Really you would like to hear about what drives me nuts? Be prepared and go take a pee pee break before I start…..
    Well I live in NYC, and I take my petite 2 year old with me to see my midwife with me. Of course she is my child, why leave her when she is more comfortable with me? So, I take the bus (hate NYC transportation)but the greatest part of it all is when other people are sitting down they see elderly people get on the bus. They look at them for a slight second and act like they never have seen them! Even myself, I had my daughter and my gigantic 6 month pregnant belly and people just take a glance and act like I am not there. Same with the train! I had my daughter holding on to the pole and I had to hold on myself and make sure she doesn’t fall. Yet not ONE person had enough balls to get up and let her sit!! Ugh…..

  • Lisa A says:

    Honesty being the best policy: I am beyond frustrated with our bank account. We’re military and on a tight budget. This year, we will only give one gift to each child and none for us, which is perfectly ok. We try to do handmade but its expensive and not in the cards. What I’m frustrated about is that there are other people out there saying they can’t afford things and then post pictures showing off extravagant gifts that they’ve bought. I also, just feel bad for my littles, because we’ve had a hard year, and they deserve to be spoiled. Awesome thing about all this, is that they’re ok with anything, which makes life easier. But, why do people do that?! Sigh!

  • Kristin says:

    Love these products!!

  • Angela says:

    PS,
    I absolutely LOVE Mountain Buggy & BuggyLOVE<3

  • Angie T says:

    Getting emails every single day that say “LAST DAY of the BEST SALE OF THE YEAR” and then the next day getting the exact same email from the same vendor saying “BEST SALE OF THE YEAR…EXTENDED 5 MORE DAYS!”

  • Amber says:

    I absolutely love the holidays! But the one thing that really drives me crazy is all the rude people! I feel like 80% of the population forgets what the holidays are really about and are just rushing around not being considerate of others. I’m pregnant and I don’t know how many people rush by me in the mall or run into me because I’m not walking fast enough for them. People just need to RELAX and remember what this time of the year is all about! Definitely NOT who gets their shopping done first or who gets the best presents!

  • laura J says:

    parking lots. I’m not sure where all the people come from, but they’re all in the parking lots!

  • caelan says:

    I always feel like just as I get into the swing of things and the holiday spirit the dang thing is over. which is why I keep my tree up until late January. don’t judge!

  • LaurenGT says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the Honest products and the baby coming in April will get a lot of mileage out of that stroller too!

  • Liz M. says:

    The traffic, malls, crazy shoppers….people who lose sight of what the holidays are really about! Just chill out everyone!

  • Gen Saylor says:

    I’m bugged by two things 1. The feeling that you HAVE to shower your kids with presents and 2. My mom’s guilt trip of getting to their house early on Christmas day. I know she’s just excited but I want to spend the morning with my family.

  • Marci says:

    When my husband forgets to buy some of his gifts so they are left to me to get last minute.

  • shauna s says:

    The rude people in the stores really bother me. It’s as if everyone has forgotten the true spirit of christmas or any holiday.

  • Anu says:

    What’s driving me crazy this year is the fact that I’m over 8 months pregnant and not physically able to do all the fun things I want to with my daughter.

  • Rachel says:

    It’s not the actual crowds that drive me crazy, it’s not being able to find a parking spot at the mall that makes me insane. I’m driving in circle with one toddler in the back who suffers from severe car sickness…if I could drop her off at the curb and let her wait, i would. But then I’d get arrested!

  • eliza says:

    What drives me nuts is people being thoughtless about babies schedules. I cannot go out to dinner every night at 6pm. Nap time is an important time of the day.

  • Denise Osborn says:

    Okay I will admit it, Christmas music makes me nuts! Esp. some of the new songs. Baa Hum bug! lol

  • Megan C says:

    Okay… this is painful, but I’ll admit it… My name is Megan and I HATE Paul McCartney’s song “Wonderful Christmas Time”. And without fail, anytime I’m out and about, THAT song follows me. It haunts me. Any and every mall I walk into seems to have it on repeat. Now don’t get me wrong – I love Sir Paul McCartney, he’s fabulous … but yikes!

  • Megan S. says:

    What drives me crazy is that now that I am married we have 5 Christmas’s and the next few weekends are packed. I just want to spend the day with my little family.

  • Tanya says:

    The fact that we can’t all just have ONE get together! My family is huge on both sides and there is always at least 3 parties going on on the same day! And of course they are all so far apart. Now that I have a baby I’ve decided that one party is enough and we’ll just have to see the rest of the family another day!

  • Shannon Q says:

    Crowds. I don’t like being in large crowds of people and I swear the population here triples during the holidays.

  • Eftychia says:

    Love the bottles!!

  • Jessica says:

    Going out shopping is what really derives me crazy. People are running over in the stores and they are rude. It’s hard to go shopping with my four kids and being pregnant. This year i did a lot of my shopping online.

  • Lauren says:

    lines in stores, you know it is busy have more people working

  • Amanda S says:

    Holiday music and decorations before Halloween!

  • Megan says:

    Forced family get togethers

  • lauren meyer says:

    What drives me crazy during the holiday season are all of the crowds everywhere you go, all the time! People start getting too caught up in the holidays and lose sight of the kindness we are supposed to show eachother.

  • Lauren says:

    I love the holidays, but shopping can be stressful. And finding the perfect gift for loved ones can be fun, but to find them the perfect gift on a budget can be hard. Sometimes I can nail it (when I get creative, but most of the time I find myself wishing I had more money (and that’s not so enjoyable and makes me disappointed in myself!)

  • Kara Kieran says:

    traffic!! ugh we drive a long way home and it always seems to take twice as long during this time of the year!

  • Kristin says:

    I am driven crazy by people who get so caught up in their own holiday commercial chaos that they forget the spirit of warmth and sharing. A heartfelt happy holidays and conversation is a great gift :) of course so are those bottles and anything from the honest company, which my kiddo loves!

  • Sarah says:

    The intense pressure to be a consumer of plastic JUNK drives me mad!

  • Marisa says:

    My mother in law and not knowing what her expectations are for the holidays – could change at any moment. Also, the gift pressure. It is the thought that counts, not the actual gift given.

  • Beth D says:

    The lack of time drives me crazy. People plan so many activities that I feel obligated to be at such as kids christmas pageants, parties, etc….I wish the feeling of love and joy that happens now could continue on year round (and free up some evening and weekend hours LOL)

  • Erin E. says:

    It drives me crazy that relatives have so many expectations. I can’t be everywhere at once and I’d like to enjoy my holiday too!

  • Kim J says:

    Who drives me crazy during the Holidays? My in-laws! They don’t listen when it comes to prep for dinners (they make way too much and absolutely refuse to take any home, and we definitely don’t eat the food they make either!) and they never appreciate the gifts we get for them (or make) yet they always expect something.

  • Diane S. says:

    Starting the holiday season well before the season is due is my biggest holiday pet peeve. Christmas preparations don’t need to start in October retailers. Otherwise, I love the decorations and being with family and friends.

  • Kelsey says:

    Shopping

  • Bayly says:

    Fun day of prizes! Expecting my first and I know I would get use out of all of this stuff. Love the cool and practical baby items!

  • Aimee says:

    It drives me batty that the holidays keep starting earlier and earlier. I do NOT want to see christmas stuff in stores before Halloween is here.

  • Lyndsey D. says:

    People that expect me to drop everything for them and sacrifice my children’s and husbands happiness for them just because they are “family.”

  • jen bengtson says:

    i wish people were a little nicer when out in public. I know we are all in a hurry but no need to be rude over a toy!!

  • Nicole says:

    Anticipating the “Top 10/20/etc of 2012″ lists that we will be bombarded with the entire month of December. Is that stupid? Lol.

  • Masooma says:

    Not being able to find parking at the malls, the long lines at checkout, the traffic during commute… These are some of the things that drive me crazy during this season!

  • Karen says:

    I wanna win this!

  • Keri R says:

    My mother drives me crazy during the holidays. She always waits until the last minute to shop and then wants me to come along. Which was fine when I was single and kidless. Now that I have two under two it’s just not possible.

  • Caroline says:

    travel!

  • jeannine s says:

    Rude people at the stores

  • Courtney says:

    in laws…. lets be honest. i love mine to death, but too much holiday time never ends well!

  • Lalita Malone says:

    To be “Honest”, I can’t stand crazy drivers in mall parking lots during the holidays! Rude people just trying to get your spot. I prefer online shopping just for that reason.

  • Meghan says:

    To be honest, the thing that is driving me the most crazy this holiday season is trying to fulfill everyones expectations….going to the crazy crowded Christmas party, going to the insanely crowded tree lighting, I wish we skipped it and drank hot chocolate at home!

  • kimberly says:

    Other people setting nutty expectations for their children’s happiness based on things.

  • Arielle Lewin says:

    I’m really bugged by the fact that the season of giving has to be a season. Don’t get me wrong. I think it’s wonderful how many people think of others this time of year and make charitable donations. I’d just love it if we thought of those in need throughout the year too.

  • Van's Mommy says:

    Feeling like I’ve forgotten a present for someone….ugh

  • Theresa C. says:

    Honestly,i hate wrapping gifts for Christmas.I just don’t have the patience even though i love the holiday!

  • Leigh McG says:

    This is my first Holiday season in 4 years that I won’t be working retail…the thing that drove me the most crazy was the day after Christmas shopping. I just wanted to scream at all those people coming in to shop that they should be home with their families. What a crazy idea!!!

  • Meg says:

    Definitely family me crazy and trying to rush to get everything done by the due date, I mean Christmas :)

  • Cheryl V says:

    My SIL and her husband drive me crazy – they always say they have no money then go buy expensive things but they can’t afford to get things for others or pay my mil who watching their baby and needs the money since she quit her job to do it.

  • Gita Prasad says:

    It drives me crazy when I put a lot of thought and time into someone’s gift and they aren’t as excited about it as I am

  • Sarah says:

    How nasty people get in stores! I love shopping, but not at this time of year because everyone is so rude & impatient.

  • Ashley Ratzlaff says:

    I hate being so busy. When my hubby is home from work I want to spend time with just our little family… It’s always go go go.

  • Jessica fullmer says:

    I hate how crowded the stores are! I cant get anywhere with a stroller in tow,

  • Ashley Leonard says:

    I can’t stand those who take the surprise out of Christmas and give me long detailed lists at what they want!

  • Donna says:

    Bad Christmas music — no problems with Christmas music but really, really bad versions irritate me. Especially when a restaurant or store decides to play the same thing on repeat. Yuck.

  • Sonja says:

    I hate crowds. And music that is too loud in stores-yesterday we had to leave one store because I couldn’t talk to my kids in a normal voice.

  • Lindsey says:

    What drives me nuts is the malls! I attempt to have all my shopping done by halloween as to not be tempted to punch anyone!

  • Nicole Gibson says:

    What drives me crazy is the traveling. We usually have to drive a good distance to get to our destination. Maybe one of these years we will have everyone come to our house for a change.

  • Ellie says:

    I really don’t like Christmas shopping. Usually leave everything till the last minute.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I really don’t like how the retailers & the media have exploited Christmas Holiday and ruined Thanksgiving. It use to be the calm before the storm. Now it seems like one big holiday season. You have to make it what you want it. Don’t be pressured into changing traditions to go shopping. Stuff yourself and then go to the movies. Relax. Those stores are going no where!

  • Natalie Shmigelsky says:

    Christmas shopping for gifts – that just stresses me out b/c I don’t ever know what to get anyone lol

  • Emily Murnen says:

    I hate trying to navigate extended family expectations while trying to build my own traditions with our family of three.

  • Kelly L says:

    I can’t stand peoples entitlement. SO over it! Especially those who have kids and still believe everyone is suppose to be buying them gifts and not their children.

  • Catie says:

    The rudeness and greed of some holiday shoppers – fighting over items, arguing with sales people, horn honking and yelling/gesturing over parking spaces… so sad

  • Angela Q says:

    Honestly, I hate decorating the house and putting up the tree. It puts the tenuous hold I have on sanity at risk. I know I should get into it for the kids, but I just do the minimum so they don’t feel cheated, and grumble (inside) the whole time since all I can think about is having to clean it all up and put it away a few weeks later. Bah humbug!

  • Freya says:

    I hate crowds…

  • sarah says:

    The stress that we and other put on ourselves… I want to leave the country for the month and relax somewhere warm and carefree :)

  • Bailey says:

    Relatives…enough said :p

  • Cathy says:

    Crowds and rude people. I can’t stand when people think the middle of the aisle is catch up chat zone. Move out of the freaking way. Blah!

  • Melissa says:

    The thing that drives me crazy is that I am always such a procrastinator when it comes to buying christmas gifts.

  • Donna O'Neil says:

    Wrapping presents drives me nuts. Gift bags, anyone?

  • stephaniet says:

    I love the mountain buggy!

  • Holly Marie says:

    Our bank accounts- this is the second year in a row that we will not be giving each other presents- luckily my 13 month old doesn’t really understand nor care : )

  • Caitlin R says:

    During the holidays I cannot stand the following:
    traffic, long lines, and the emphasis put on finding the “perfect” gift for loved ones.

  • Adrienne says:

    All the nonsense gift giving and waste. I don’t need “gifts” that serve no functional purpose or deteriorate in a month. If you’re going to give a gift, make sure it’s from the heart, it’s something someone actually wants, and it will last. Down with the Dollar Store!

  • Grace Godinez says:

    The only thing that drives me crazy during the Holidays is how frantic everyone gets, people need to take time to chill out and enjoy time with their freinds and families. Not trampling each other over the latest sale or hottest toy. stepping off my soap box ;)

  • Carly Brown says:

    Relatives not being understanding about baby’s schedule and expecting us to go out to dinner at 6/7. And then saying I’m being difficult. Grrr.

  • Shoshanna says:

    Malls and traffic and parking lots! Waited to pay for over an hour in a craft store on a Monday morning!

  • Kim says:

    I hate having to go to 18 family get togethers within a few days!! Tis the season…

  • Lindsay Greenberg says:

    My in-laws annoy me the most during the holidays! They insist on getting my kids a bunch of crap (from the dollar store!) so they can open a bunch of gifts, instead of getting them 1 or 2 nice things that don’t clutter up my house and/or just get thrown out. I know we should be grateful, but I am constantly weeding through our toys and this stuff takes up so much space and never gets played with. Such a waste!

  • Bethany Adams says:

    The Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays debate. I get so annoyed by how angry people get by being offered the “wrong” kind of well-wishes.

  • Limor C says:

    Rude sales associates! I understand the frustrations of working in retail around the holidays, but would it kill some people to be pleasant?

  • Sara L says:

    What an awesome giveaway!

  • Ani Watts says:

    I hate how crazy it gets so much to do and so little time to enjoy the holiday.

  • Alicia Enright says:

    Finances are stressing me out the most this year! With 4 kids and myself in nursing school…it’s been very hard.

  • Melissa C. says:

    The same “Happy Holidays” song on infinite repeat at every store.

  • Kristin Dahman says:

    I hate running around so much that I miss out on a lot of the fun and memory making. My mom is hosting Christmas this year so I am looking forward to things not being so busy for me with all of the getting ready. Memories to be made with these little kiddos…they grow up all to fast.

  • Daniela W says:

    What drives me crazy is my kids wanting everything and trying to peek at presents. They get sneakier every year :/

  • Peggy says:

    I love getting together with relatives but, having to attend 5 different family gatherings on christmas day with a 2 and a half year old and a 2 month old is draining!.. No afternoon nap for my 2 year old is not a good thing!

  • Ginger says:

    I dislike giving or receiving meaningless gifts. I give a family member a $50 gift card and they give me a $50 gift card, why don’t we just both keep our $50? I don’t mind well thought out gifts. I knit most of the gifts I give and in giving the gift I’m also giving them my time and thoughts, but it seems like for many people Christmas is too much about things.

  • Sarah says:

    What drives me crazy is the way that kindness and common decency seem to just evaporate during the holidays. All around there are short tempered people screaming and trampling everything in their path.

  • Andrea V says:

    Crowded stores and in-laws. I avoid stores by shopping online. I haven’t figured out avoiding the inlaws. :)

  • Sabrina says:

    Travel…last year we moved across the country from all our family and then had a new baby. It is always fun to visit but geez I wish we still lived 5 minutes away!

  • FEIGE MEZEI says:

    RUDE PPL DURING THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON; REALLY KILLS THE FUN SHOPPING MOOD :(

  • Michelle L. says:

    I hate standing in line – now solved by online shopping :)

  • Amanda says:

    Large crowds of people… especially those who are grouchy and impatient. My bank account bothers me too around the holidays! LOL

  • Sarah Hayes says:

    Holiday shopping drives me crazy! I would love it but theres too many ppl out!

  • Nicole P. says:

    I hate the many different family parties where all the little kids cry if they don’t get to hold my baby and touch him with their snotty hands and breathe all their germs in his face. yuck

  • I really hate all the commercialism of the Holiday season. I think it puts to much stress on everyone.I wish things could be simple. I also hate seeing children do without.

  • Michelle W. says:

    The pressure for perfection. Self-induced.

  • amy warren says:

    I do not like the fact that my husband thinks we need to buy lots of things for the kids just because it is Christmas, and he thinks there needs to be lots of gifts under the tree.

  • Michelle Heasley says:

    What really drives me crazy is that stores start playing Christmas carols right after Halloween and decorating for Christmas. They completely forget about Thanksgiving. I am all for Christmas but wait till after Thanksgiving.

  • BreAnna says:

    The thing that gets to me about this time of year is the crowds! It is nearly impossible to park near most stores and I’m already a very cranky grocery shopper as I’m in my third trimester of pregnancy. ;)

  • Beth says:

    The protestors! Try to go to a lovely family holiday event and have the kids spend the whole time asking why that man has a huge sign and is shouting in to a megaphone about everyone going to hell. Sorry – this really made me upset the other night.

  • Kate says:

    To be honest… I love Christmas music – it comes on as soon as Thanksgiving is over (and maybe a little earlier on my ipod…), but I CANNOT STAND the song Feliz Navidad. It just gets stuck in your head and never lets go!

    Love the theme for the day!

  • Emily Persing says:

    I love baby gear!
    These would be amazing gifts for my munchkin.

  • Melissa Keranen says:

    I don’t like when people say “Happy Holiday’s” instead of Merry Christmas!

  • Jennifer says:

    Absent minded drivers and shoppers drive me nuts from Halloween to the end of January basically. People have too much on their minds and get stupid. Ok stupider.

  • Heather says:

    Schmaltzy Christmas songs make me nuts – chestnuts roasting, walking in a winter wonderland, and all that. I know that lots don’t agree but I can’t get far enough away from Frank Sinatra and his ilk this time of year. Blech!

  • Eden says:

    What drives me crazy, is trying to get into the holiday spirit but not having any holiday plans to celebrate….and Hanukkah, is not that jolly, but we really try at home!

  • jessica says:

    I hate having to pick gifts for all the in-laws. My husband sure won’t do it and if he did I would be at fault for them being bad.

  • tracy says:

    Dealing with the christmas lights!

  • Jenn Bernal says:

    For me, it’s giving and my kids getting things that are basically junk and that will end up in the trash in a few weeks. this year i’ve begun to ask myself, “what is the point?” I’ve decided to really scale back on my kids presents, like $30 limit of something that will last (like melissa and doug…) and am hand making everything for every one else, things that they will hopefully find useful and that wont end up in the trash!

  • Amanda says:

    Price gouging!

  • Kristi Cartwright says:

    People putting more emphasis on STUFF rather than PEOPLE drives me crazy!

  • Kiley says:

    I’m not a fan of extended family this holiday season. With a baby due on christmas eve everyone has an opinion about everything.

  • Sarah says:

    This time of year is UBER-insane for musicians. It drives me crazy that people have NO CONCEPT of what it requires to properly prepare a piece to perform, and that we are expected to do so on short notice on top of all the other crazy things going on for the general population.

  • Jennifer says:

    i don’t like the commercialization of Christmas! everyone wants to smother my kids with toys. i’m trying to raise them to believe in Jesus not santa!

  • Jenn says:

    A toddler and a decorated Christmas tree…. it’s a full time job to police that thing!

  • Brooke says:

    It drives me crazy that Christmas is my husband’s busiest time of year at work so is always tired and stressed :(

  • Jen says:

    No snow in VA!

  • Betsy says:

    I don’t like that my birthday is 10 days before Christmas.

  • Abigail G says:

    It drives me crazy the amount/crowds/rivers of people in NYC during the holidays! Its just impossible to stay in the city during that time!

  • Batsheva says:

    Oh boy can I use that Mountain Buggy Mini on my daily jog/run. The bugaboo just doesn’t cut it when it comes to jogging.

  • Katy says:

    What makes me crazy is the fact that my husband refuses to start shopping until the week before & gets frustrated when I shop in November/December!

  • Veronica says:

    Drives me nuts is the sense of entitlement hat some children get during his season. It should definitely be about appreciating each other and the gifts we are given each day, not santa’s payments to a child for good behavior.

  • Christine Yorgy says:

    How grouchy everyone at stores becomes around the holidays.

  • nicole lewis says:

    honestly trying to drive during this season makes me crazy everyone is in a rush and not really paying attention, and you better hope it doesnt snow because it will just get worse!

  • Monica* says:

    2 things… 1- People being mean, pushy and rude while out shopping. Because clearly tis the season to be nasty to strangers. 2- Not having enough extra cash to spoil all the wonderful people in my life who deserve to be spoiled!

  • Heather says:

    Family drives me nuts! And having to run around all over the place to see everyone! ahhhhhhh!

  • Melissa says:

    The holidays are more than just gifts. It seems that many adults and kids forget that. Instead it turns into who got the most stuff.

  • Stef says:

    Holiday shopping is what really sends me up a tree…mainly the shoppers that seem to think they are the only ones that are important or leaving the kids to run a muck.

  • Suzanne says:

    batteries not included

  • Christina says: