** '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.…
Have you ever come across a post on social media that changed the way you see your world? I did, just this week. I came across a post on my newsfeed that showed dirty, rough hands. It had a story attached, that always piques my interest, so I read it and it hit me hard. My husband and I do so much for our kids so they never go without,…Continue
Added by Ronda on December 12, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments
The Holidays are in full force, can you feel all the Holiday cheer?
I absolutely love the lights, decorations, family time and presents.
This is a perfect time to reflect on the past year. Spend time with family and friends while sharing a warm cup of cocoa or tea, spiked or unspiked, this is a time…
Added by Hope Brissette on December 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
To me, today is my "official" start to the holidays! I am so excited!
Thanksgiving on Thursday.
Shopping on Friday. Oh and getting my house all decked out for Christmas...
Christmas is in a month!
I have been waiting for…
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** Santa needs to be A LOT more organized next year.
** I may never see my son again now that Wii U is hooked up in the basement.
** Goatdog REALLY likes to open presents. Especially ones that don't belong to him.
** When it snows, everyone seems to have forgotten how to drive.
** Teepeeing the inside of your house…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 28, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments
Ah, it's the holiday season -- that magical time of the year when you wanna sip hot cocoa by the fire and shove people outta the way for a deal on a flat-screened t.v. Cause let's be real, y'all. December tends to turn the very best of us into giant assholes.
Every year I tell myself I'm not gonna get swept up into all the hoopla of running here, there and…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 13, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
** 'Tis the season to be an asshole. Apparently.
** I am not the Energizer Bunny.
** The Elf on the Shelf might very well be my nemesis.
** Anything that's lost is very likely at the bottom of my son's backpack.
** I should really write a country song cause I've got the homework blues.
** Leaving your…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 8, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments
As a kid, it's hard to see the big, wide world outside your own tiny bubble of existence. (Heck, it's not easy even as an adult sometimes!) That's why I've made it my mission to try to teach my kids to help out people in need. And one of my favorite holiday traditions for our family is to help fulfill the Christmas wish list of a child in need.
For the past…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments
Remember that story a few weeks ago when we lost the mother fucking Elf on the Shelf, and I was all panicked that it might be the last Christmas for believing in Santa in my household? Well, it saddens me beyond words, but I'm pretty sure the jig is up (at…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 29, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
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Added by Nicole on May 15, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
Need Gift Ideas for Mom on Mothers Day 2011? This is the day to step back and fully appreciate your Mother and all she has done for you. Appreciate her with a gift that will make her feel loved. A good way to do this is to consider what is her Love Language. Author Gary Chapman has detailed the 5 Love Languages in several books and on his website.
Rather than getting the usual flowers and…Continue
Added by Lori Thayer on May 2, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Yes, these were actually words shouted in my home at 4:30 Christmas morning, by my 8 year old. The story is just too funny not to share.
This year, Santa got the kids a Nintendo Wii and 2 games each. When he came down the chimney Christmas Eve, he just filled the stockings right there at the fireplace, left the wrapped games in front of the kids'…
Added by Morgan M on December 30, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments
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.
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Added by Michelle on December 23, 2010 at 2:20pm — No Comments
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
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