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Wrap It Up! Try a Gift-Wrapping Party!

December 16, 2017

This time of year we are busy. We are busy spending time with my family and friends. We are busy shopping, gifting, chatting, and wrapping. I always want to see my friends during the holidays but, as a parent, I have no time at all for getting together with my friends. Being a parent is hard work and takes a lot of time. Being a friend is equally important, but we devote a lot less time to it.

Many years ago I started a new tradition with my friends, and it has solved some of the holiday stress. It is a wrapping party! It has become one of our most beloved traditions because it ensures we have time for our friends while still getting holiday things done.

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Parenting Tips: Running out of Gift Ideas? Try "Experience Gifts"!

December 09, 2017

Every year as my children get older (mine are 10 and almost 6) I struggle with what to get them for the holidays (not to mention both of their birthdays fall in December and January). They seem to have everything under the moon and our playroom is busting at the seams. I don’t always want to buy them more stuff! One thing I have found more interesting is the idea of “experience gifts.” Here are some ideas:

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

December 19, 2016

Its almost the end of December, your tree is up, Christmas music is playing, everyone is in the giving spirit…. But whoops what do you have to give? Many times the holiday season sneaks up on us and before we know it Christmas is tomorrow (or really, six days!!) and you’re stuck giving a not so desirable gift. But even in the midnight hour you can give fantastic last minute gifts! Here are a few inexpensive and easy last minute gift ideas

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