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Fun Friday: A Day in the Life of…

When I swiped the alarm button to turn it off, the screen went to my email inbox. I took a quick glance and saw that I had a message from my niece, Mindi. Curiosity got the better of me, so before climbing back into my warm bed, I took a moment to read her message, which was as follows: lol!!!!! whyyyy were ur pantssss off in thissss piccc?? LOOK apps.facebook.com/54482320X?*409… Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays: Tip 4 – Scheduling

More than likely, by the time you celebrate Christmas, we will have made any necessary returns, taken down the Christmas tree and all the decorations, cleaned the house and be working on plans for the New Year. Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays: Tip 3 – Gifts

Counting adults and children in my immediate family, I have 20 people to buy gifts for. I have no desire to go into debt for Christmas, and so at some point it became necessary to adjust our gift-giving. So what to do? Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays: Tip 2 – Decorating

All the work associated with decorating for Christmas is not my idea of a good time. I am always looking for ways to be as efficient and effective as possible—even in all things “Christmas” (does that take all the fun out of it for you?). Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays: Tip 1–Shopping

Once upon a time—many, many years ago—I kind of enjoyed the shopping part of Christmas. That was probably when all my children were under five and I could buy a toy for a dollar that would make them giddy with joy. That’s a phase in life that passes all too quickly. Continue reading

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