Alicia McAuley


Alicia McAuley is a freelance writer and mom of two who never met a pop culture reference that she didn't like. The former editor of a parenting website, these days she shares a home office in the suburbs with two very lazy cats. Find her on Twitter @aliciamcauley.

Kids' Books That Celebrate Love for Valentine's Day - SavvyMom

Kids’ Books That Celebrate Love

By Alicia McAuley / February 7, 2024

Cuddle up with stories about love, just in time for Valentine’s Day. These kids’ books that celebrate love are sweeter than any chocolate heart.

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Card Games for Kids Perfect for Family Game Night

By Alicia McAuley / August 4, 2023

Move over, board games! These card games for kids are super fun (and educational, too!) Perfect for your next family game night.

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Great Gift Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers 2020

By Alicia McAuley / November 10, 2020

These great toy ideas are guaranteed to provide your toddlers and preschoolers with hours of fun!

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The Hottest Toys & Gifts for School-Aged Kids 2020

By Alicia McAuley / November 9, 2020

To help you get a jump start on your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest toys and gifts for school-aged kids that 2020 has to offer.

14 Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

By Alicia McAuley / September 29, 2020

Here are some of our favourite picks for Halloween costumes for kids, both store-bought and homemade ideas, that your kids will love!

Kids Books About Being Brave

9 Great Kids’ Books About Being Brave

By Alicia McAuley / March 13, 2020

Help your kiddo conquer their fears with these must-read books about courage and bravery.

6 Easy Tips for Hosting Family Holiday Parties

By Alicia McAuley / December 5, 2019

Here are our favourite simple tips for hosting holiday parties that are stylish, budget-friendly, and—most importantly—fun for the whole family.

11 Great Gift Ideas for Dads

By Alicia McAuley / November 27, 2019

From stylish socks to smart home devices, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for dads this holiday season.

Does Disney Plus Live Up To the Hype?

By Alicia McAuley / November 19, 2019

A Disney-loving mom dives into the new Disney+ streaming service to find out if it’s worth the fanfare—and the monthly fee.

Holiday Toys and Gifts for Babies 2019

The Hottest Holiday Toys and Gifts for Babies for 2019

By Alicia McAuley / November 11, 2019

From sweet stuffies to classic keepsakes, we’ve rounded up the hottest holiday toys and gifts that are perfect for Baby’s first Christmas, and beyond.