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Christmas is for the memories. Christmas is for the anticipation. Christmas, at least when you're the parent of two year olds, is not for the day, itself.
On Christmas Eve, I excitedly brought down my horribly wrapped presents and placed them carefully under the tree in the most eye-pleasing manner I could manage. I stepped back to view my work, envisioning the happy day that was surely awaiting us.…
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 29, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments
Christmas has been so hectic. Dragging babies across the country, presents, presents, different foods, different people, presents, a massive snow storm, and, well, presents.
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 28, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments
Tonight The Bear and I went out to do some last minute shopping for some friends. MISTAKE! Big mistake. It was raining and crowded and absolutely ridiculous. Baby Bear was awful, which is pretty typical this
month. Probably because her nap schedule, that I worked so hard to
enforce the first 15 months of her life, has been totally up in the air
while we run errands and I give into her fits of clingy not wanting to
nap-ness. So, let me say, I cannot wait for Christmas to…
Added by Melissa LaVange on December 23, 2010 at 1:50am — No Comments
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Most people have holiday rituals that they do every year (omg, is she blogging about sacrificing goats again?). For some, it's Black Friday, for others it's a certain movie that they watch every year, complete with a cup of hot chocolate and some Christmas cookies. I, too, have a ritual that I do every holiday season, several times during this time of year, that I never thought was bizarre... until this year. Now that my kids are older, and with the introduction of Z this year, I seem…Continue
Added by Morgan M on December 17, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments
|Where do you start with these folks? They already have everything, they don’t want anything, they’re difficult and picky… We have some in our family too. What to do? Ignoring them is not a sensible option, whether the “impossible” person in question is the mother-in-law or the boss. So, then, we thought that these types should probably be receiving virtual gifts. No, not a virtual Facebook cupcake, but rather something that…|
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I am the worst wrapper in the history of present wrapping. I always start out with such good intentions. I'm going to cut my lines straight and even. I'm going to line the corners up and crease my folds. I'm going to use very little tape so that you can't even see it. I'm going to put ribbons and bows on every present. They are going to be beautiful.
These ideals last only until I lose the scissors the first time, which is to say, the first time I put them down. They're scissors.…
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 15, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Christmas can be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, but it can also be the Most Stressful Time of the Year. All that shopping, planning, decorating, baking and traveling can turn a lovely holiday season into an anxiety-filled nightmare.
I'm as guilty as the next perfectionist. I want everything to look, smell, and feel just as it did when I was growing up. And when it doesn't, it means I am a failure. I have failed to "do" Christmas well.
I can't tell you how many times I…
Added by Momniscient on December 14, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments
|As animal lovers we must, bien sûr, propose a gift guide for (wo)man’s best friends. For all the unconditional love and comfort that they provide us, we think they deserve their holiday treats too.
Here then are some great finds that Fido and Fluffy are going to love (well, the owners will…
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 14, 2010 at 2:51pm — No Comments
Are women hard to buy for? We certainly don’t think so.
Gentlemen, listen up! Know that we always love a little – relative term – bling (check out our compelling Jewelry Gift Guide! ), and should you need further inspiration, here are some other great gift ideas that any woman would love to receive. We could almost offer a…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 13, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments
Christmas is absolutely the most magical time of year, however in Australia, rather than sitting by a warm fire as the snow falls outside, waiting for Santa and his reindeer to arrive, we Aussies are at the beach, in our togs, eating pineapple and throwing another shrimp on the BBQ.
Added by Trudi Webster on December 13, 2010 at 2:56pm — No Comments
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I have wanted one of these for a while now but either could not find the right colors like this one…Continue
Added by Tiffany on December 13, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments
If you’re anything like me, you’re pushing the “Santa’s watching!!” line pretty hard these days. I know it’s not right to market Father Christmas as an Eye-In-The-Sky Tattler who punishes by withholding My Little Ponies and Cars, but the kids do seem to care about what he thinks, and it’s mighty hard to not exploit that…Continue
Added by Valerie Korock on December 13, 2010 at 1:55am — No Comments
There are moments when it’s most appropriate (and simple) to give a single but thoughtful gift to the family rather than to each individual member. Perhaps the gift is from one family to another, or it’s to say…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 8, 2010 at 11:28am — No Comments
What better way to get in the holiday spirit than witnessing the extravagant window displays put up by the fancy schmancy retailers. I love this type of assault on my visual sense. Oh, where to look next……Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 7, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments
If the men in your life (husband, boyfriend, dad, brother, older son…) are anything like mine, I know that I can forget about getting a Christmas list from them. After 24 years of marriage I have finally stopped asking for one…Continue
Added by The Succulent Wife on December 7, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments
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