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A Gift-Free Christmas

My mom got pregnant with me when she was 16. Needless to say, we weren’t rolling in cash those first years I was earthside. But Christmas? Christmas was different. Valuables were pawned, gifts were shipped across state lines from family, or donated by strangers. No matter how little we had day-to-day, we always had an over the […]

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12 Tips for a Low Stress Christmas

Moms are responsible for so much this time of year. I have resolved to be more like my husband. Despite a long to-do list, he buzzes around the house humming carols and doing whatever he is inspired to accomplish. Christmas spirit oozes out of him, proving that once again, he is “the fun one.”  Meanwhile, […]

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ISO — Thanksgiving

Hello, Thanksgiving, are you out there?? Does anyone else realize there is a holiday nestled in between Halloween and Christmas? When did Thanksgiving get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays? I mean, seriously, why has the one holiday at the end of the year centered around giving thanks started to diminish in our minds […]

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