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Category Archives: Holidays and children

This Valentine’s Day, Commit to 4 Goals….


Commit to your relationships with 4 simple goals….. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Walking into Target, the aisles are full of pink and red and signage promising if you purchase this your Valentine will forever be yours! Yes, Valentine’s Day may be a marketing ploy more than a real day to celebrate love, …

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Keeping the Fun in the Holidays, and the Stress Out!


Every year when the holidays approach there is a “to do list” that can seem daunting.  The fact is, your child will enjoy the season more, and you will too, if you limit that list and some of the stress that comes with it!  This year, promise yourself to enjoy the season and its magic …

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The Holidays are Approaching….Need Tips on Coping?


Tis the season of great joy, happiness, perfect family togetherness,…..not always!  The holidays are quickly approaching and for parents of young children this season can be wonderful, but also full of challenges.  If you are looking for the perfect holiday experiences, you are destined to be disappointed.  You can have a wonderful season with family …

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Happy 2016….Live with Joy


Here it is the 3rd of January, the holidays are really over!  I love the holiday season, but I also love the feeling of new beginnings.  There really is no magic to the month of January, but it is a time that I stop for a moment and think about the blessings of the past …

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Being a parent, is at the top of my Gratitude List….


  I am grateful for my life as a Mom…. I am sitting this morning in the quiet, sipping my coffee, my college  aged son is soundly sleeping upstairs,  all four of our children will be home by Wednesday and the house will be lively.  Life is good.  I am grateful.  This time of year always turns …

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“We always do that!” Why Family Tradition is Important!


Our “traditional” Christmas tree.  A little more “perfectly” decorated than years past….there are ornaments even on the bottom of the tree now! Can you see the beautiful popcorn string on our tree…a Love family tradition! The Christmas tree is decorated.  We have strung our traditional popcorn string from the top of the tree to the …

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Fun holiday eating for your child!


Wow, the weekend seems like it was only a few hours!  Busy times in all of our homes during the holidays.  I opened my refrigerator last night and was shocked at what I saw.  After a Christmas party at our home, my choices for dinner ingredients seemed to contain either sugar or cheese!  If you …

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Holiday Wish Lists….


All kids have “wish lists”!  Should Santa bring it all? This will definitely date me, but when our 4 children were young, the favorite “book” in the house at this time of year was the J.C. Penney’s catalog.  It was well used!  The pages were tattered, and the kids had toys circled and starred on …

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Summer is here! What is on Your 2014 Summer Bucket List?


What will you do this summer?  Share your summer bucket list, here is mine! Memorial Day is around the corner, and summer is finally here.  I love summer!  I remember when the kids were in grade school and we would leave the school parking lot on the last day of school with the windows rolled …

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Keep that holiday feeling….


I am sitting here gearing up for taking down my Christmas tree.  It is tired, the needles are dropping, but I am enjoying it again this early morning.  I always hate taking that first ornament off the tree, kind of represents the end of a season I love.  I was telling my daughter this as …

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