** 'Tis the season to feel like a walking ATM.
** If you're a fan of torturing yourself, I highly recommend going to the mall two weekends before Christmas.…
You know what’s coming next week? Gifts. And if you have kids, the number may be excessive. Regardless of whether you have the room for all the new stuff, that doesn’t mean that year after year you must continue to accumulate and your whole house must be a disaster Christmas morning and the week…Continue
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** If my kids overflow one more toilet around here, they're getting an outhouse for Christmas.
** I could really use an…Continue
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During this Christmas Season I want to encourage you to remember the true reason for the season. Too often we get caught up with Black Friday shopping, Cyber Monday, and all the holiday parties and events we attend that we don’t relish in the true reason for the season.
Added by Jessica Briggs on December 8, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments
One thing that really irritates me this time of year is the phrase "Happy Holidays." Especially when I am out Christmas shopping and it's obvious that we are Christmas shopping.
What this phrase has done is taken Christ out of Christmas. Its as bad as X-mas to me. I get that no one wants to offend anyone, but who then are you offending…
Added by Sara Cart on December 5, 2014 at 7:01pm — No Comments
Let me explain why I feel this way. I’m always telling my son to tell me the truth, even if he thinks it’s bad. So, why should I as his parent harp on this…
Added by Angela Alexander on December 1, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments
** I'm not sure what's disappearing faster around here -- my money or our iPhone chargers.…
I have enjoyed many holiday seasons searching for new little ways to share the spirit of Christmas in my home with my growing children. This year, I have created a sweet FREE PRINTABLE to help you do just that as you kick off your holiday season…
Wouldn’t it be fun to learn what each of your own children hold as their favourite Christmas tradition? I hope you’ll join me in this little activity that I am going to use as we kick off our family’s festive season this year…
Added by Karen Peterson on November 7, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments
It's time for the holiday cookie swap linky party! I hope to make this an annual event. Share your holiday cookie recipes(cookie bars and cookie like treats too) now through Dec 20. Lets create a wonderful selection of yummy treats for your upcoming holiday gatherings. The Cookie Swap Linky Party is being shared on four blogs so four times the exposure for your blog! Join us …Continue
Added by Katherine Corrigan on November 4, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments
** It's evidently mating season for a-holes.
** If I never go to the U.S. Post Office again, it'll be too soon.
** Summer needs to just…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2014 at 12:24am — No Comments
In this story, which crosses over from the literary to women’s fiction to romance, Steward takes us to 1970s Manhattan, home of the sophisticated and the elite. There, we meet Dana McGarry.
Dana has everything — a successful job…Continue
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** Next year, I really need some elves, dammit.
** My twins now have nicer phones than I do. Thanks, Santa.
** Candlelight church services with kids make…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 27, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments
Some of you may remember this post from a few years ago, and some of you may be reading it for the first time. Whatever the case, it was my own nucking futty spin on the classic tale of "The Night Before Christmas". If your holidays are anything like mine, you'll appreciate the recounting of a Christmas Eve that's not exactly what you might call picture-perfect.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 24, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments
In “Central Bark at Christmas,” Tennyson has just been dumped by her arrogant and insensitive lawyer boyfriend. She swears to stay away from men, believing they’re nothing but bad luck. But then, while walking her dog she…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on December 24, 2013 at 5:32am — No Comments
Christmas parties are a wonderful way to help your child celebrate the holiday season. Planning a great Christmas party is easy, if you keep a few things in mind. Here are some tips to help you plan a memorable Christmas party for your child.
Added by Lynda Way on December 24, 2013 at 5:14am — No Comments
I like to consider myself a creative person. But a certain topic that occurs at this time of year always renders me stupid.
Our elf, Marty, first joined us in 2011. This was the first year that the Elf On A Shelf really became a widely known phenomenon. The elves were intended to cause all kinds of mischief around the house. I intended for our elf to be somewhat of a classroom monitor who would report back to Santa any notable behavior. Our elf didn’t only appear at Christmas…Continue
Added by Mandy Caldwell on December 20, 2013 at 8:48pm — No Comments
** Whoever declared the recorder a "musical" instrument was obviously deaf.
** The UPS man has left more on my porch lately than the squirrels have.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
** The weatherman seems to be telling us all to go back to our warm beds until April.
** It would be AWESOME if I was the octopus my children seem to think I am.
** When you tell your husband to pick up "holiday-ish" paper plates at the grocery store, you evidently need to…Continue
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