Tag : Christmas

Written on Dec, 05, 2017 by in , , , | 3 Comments.

With Christmas and Hanukkah right around the corner, parents everywhere are probably doing what I’m doing right now – wondering what in the hell to buy for their kids! I find that the older my kids get, the more difficult it is to decide what to give them as presents. They have grown out of all the “little kid” toys, …

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Written on Dec, 16, 2016 by in , | 1 Comment.
decorating

Decorating for the holidays can be a little tricky when you’re a Mom. I don’t need the perfectly decorated tree with the coordinating ornaments – I actually love all the hand-made decorations from my kids. But I could definitely do without the piles of laundry, and paper, and toys all over the place. With little kids running around, the house …

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Written on Dec, 06, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
christmas purge

It’s that time of year again. Time for shopping, and parties, and millions of school activities suddenly for some strange reason, and elves on shelves (although not for my family), and a wee bit of stress. I like to tack on just a bit more for myself by doing what I like to call the Christmas Purge. Don’t worry, it’s …

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Written on Dec, 22, 2015 by in , | 1 Comment.

I’m feeling a bit lazy this week, and perhaps a little nostalgic, so here’s a post I wrote for my previous blog about baby’s first Christmas after our first child was born. He was only four months old, and as new parents, we were very excited for this momentous occasion. Shockingly, it didn’t go quite how a new parent might …

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Written on Dec, 14, 2015 by in , | 4 Comments.

Stress and Motherhood – the two go hand in hand. Sometimes it can’t be avoided. Okay, MOST of the time it can’t be avoided. But let’s be honest, sometimes we do it to ourselves. Take me, for example. Every day I tell myself that as soon as the kids get off the bus, I will clean out their lunch boxes …

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Written on Dec, 10, 2015 by in , | 2 Comments.
elf on the shelf

Since everyone else on the internet is making their opinions known about this trendy Christmas tradition, I figure I might as well throw mine into the mix. Here’s why we don’t “do” Elf on the Shelf in our house. There are the obvious reasons like it’s a creepy little thing, and, well, that’s pretty much it. It’s creepy. It’s creepier than the notion of a big …

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