Do You Hear What I Hear?

It is about this week every year that I start being asked the question, “are you done Christmas shopping?” I must admit that I am guilty of asking that question as well. It is as if it overtook the question of “cold enough?” But when I hear the same question over and over again the…
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Holiday Failure

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…..hold on one second. I am stirring as I forgot to wrap the gifts…oh and I forget to bake the cookies….and never mind the kids all looking cute in matching outfits…and that pre-lit tree….not so much lit…
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Making Room

  You know it is about here: the opening of the presents from the overzealous but well-meaning grandparents. They always tend to buy the really large toys. Or maybe you yourself are buying a gift this year and you aren’t sure where it is going to fit in the house. Maybe underneath your tree it…
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Gift Giving On A Budget

    So you set  a budget and now you are having trouble sticking with it. You really want to do  Christmas this year without more credit card debt…….I know you do and I do  too. Maybe you are exchanging gifts with people that that your have a  superficial relationship with. Or maybe your kids…
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Consider Quality Not Quantity

I always find my blog post ideas in everyday conversations. This one came while I was at a swim meet on Saturday. I was talking to another mom and we started talking about what our kids wanted for Christmas and when I spoke out loud what I was getting them, it didn’t sound like much.…
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