Tag Archives: Christmas

Holiday traditions. Can you have too much of a good thing?

Oh, the holidays. It seems the second the jack-o-lanterns hit the compost we gear up to deck the halls. A holly jolly season ripe for memory making. Today, TV and social media are full of ideas on the latest, greatest … Continue reading

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How to encourage children to say thank you

My daughter used to be that child who didn’t say thank you when she received a present. It wasn’t so much that she forgot to say thank you; she outright refused to say thank you. But wait – before you … Continue reading

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6 easy ways to save money over the holidays and reduce stress

I find it so easy to overspend for the holidays. At first it’s gift-shopping – the ads and the music and the general festiveness of it all really puts me in the mood to splurge on my family and friends. … Continue reading

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Merry? Maybe…. Maybe not….

Whatever your tradition, the next few weeks tend to be a time when family and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company, laugh about old times and create new memories.  For many, it truly is the most wonderful time … Continue reading

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The greatest gift: Not found in stores

It’s the holiday season and if your house is anything like mine, the kids are making their lists and checking them twice. So, I have a very good idea of what my kids (think they) want. But what do they actually … Continue reading

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Simplify and rejoice this holiday season!

It’s the season to be jolly. Or is it? The countdown is on, even though it’s been since September, that stores started adorning themselves with garland, ‘bobbles’, iridescent lights and perfectly symmetrical evergreen trees. As the weeks have gone by … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…but I’m totally stressed

The holiday season is the busiest and most stressful time of the year for me.  My colleague Debbie and I were chatting about this the other day and all we could think is “here we go again into that ever … Continue reading

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