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5 Ways You Can Prepare for Christmas Early

Christmas can come quickly. It’s already August and this year has gone by quick. In an effort to prepare for Christmas this year early I’ve been taking steps to get organized. I’d really love to have everything done hopefully reducing the stress of the holidays. Here are some things I plan to do starting now. […]

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Moms

Moms often get a lot of the work when it comes to taking care of house, home, kids, and during the holidays there is just added stress trying to make the season perfect for everyone in the family. Take the chance to show the mom in your life, whether it is your own mom, your […]

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How to Interact with the Autistic child in Your Family Over the Holidays

With most neuro-diverse children, like Autistic children, the Christmas season can be very overwhelming. This overwhelm can be hard for any neuro-typical child or adult to understand. There are many different ways during the holidays to make sure the Autistic child in your family is not completely left out and ignored due to their differences. […]

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10 Christmas Traditions for Family Fun

My husband and I have a pretty “young” family. We have been married for just shy of three years, our oldest will be two in a week, and we are trying to gear through what traditions we would like to create as a family. We’ve both grown up with Christmas traditions, many the same, many different, and we are working on possibly changing it up a bit with our own family.

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Gift Guide for Girls 2-5 Years Old

I love kids during the age of toddlerhood and preschool. They are so fun as they start exploring, growing an imagination, and coming into their own personalities. I always love looking at many different fun toys and gift ideas for kids this age range. *affiliate links* Here are some great gift ideas for girls 2-5 […]

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Gift Guide for Boys 2-5 Years Old

As your child starts to walk, run, and become more active it may be hard to decide on gift ideas. Sons can especially be hard because there can be such a wide variety of toys and items their interested in. *affiliate links* Here are some great gift ideas for Boys 2-5 years old: Aqua Drawing […]

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22 Lessons I Want My Children to Learn About Christmas!

Christmas has become many things. Christmas is commercial, Christmas is religious, Christmas is contradiction after contradiction and often Christmas is hypocritical. I am a Christian and I cannot deny these things. So how do I teach my children about something that is all these things? How do I teach my children the good and the bad? Or do I? Do I sugar coat the holiday? Do I just give them the Bible? Do I just repeat what preacher after preacher might tell us?

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5 Tips for Handling Stress Over the Holidays

I can be a highly stressed and anxious person. A lot of the time, if you don’t see me daily, I can hide it, but those that know me well, see me often, know it and can read me easily. My husband is one of those people. He can read me, he won’t necessarily know what is wrong or bothering me but he always knows when something is. I will not claim that I’m any master at handling stress but these are tips I’m hoping to implement myself and hope they’ll help.

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How Old is Too Old to Believe in Santa

A friend and fellow blogger, Jasmine, wrote a post last winter, Why It’s Ok To Teach Your Child About Santa Claus (and the Elf On The Shelf) and I felt compelled to really think about my beliefs when it comes to Santa, Christmas, and my children. I remember as a child believing in Santa and […]

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How to Separate Birthday Festivities from Christmas

My daughter’s birthday is December 21st. She was actually due December 26th. I’m very glad she came a few days early. Anyway, so far she doesn’t really understand Christmas a ton. She’s going to be three this year and we haven’t made a huge deal over Christmas at home over the last two years since […]

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