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Boo Hoo Hoo: Co-Parenting Through Shared Holidays

Don’t plan to opt out of all holiday activities simply because your children are away. Plan to be part of a larger celebration with friends or other family members. Visit your place of worship. Attend that party. Wear that ugly Christmas sweater. Put out milk and cookies for Santa. Exchange Valentine’s Day notes with your […]

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All I Want for Christmas is You, and You, and You: Holidays with Extended Family

My husband and I were both raised in Colorado Springs, and we both have a lot of family members who still live here. We also have a three-year-old, who is somewhat of a hot commodity around the holidays (does anyone get more excited about receiving presents than a three-year-old?!). For these reasons, this time of […]

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Sanity Check: Three Ways to Trim Your Christmas Stress

I am just going to come right out and say it. Ba Humbug.   The holidays can be hard. It isn’t that I don’t like celebrating the holidays, but I would be lying if I said I don’t often feel overwhelmed by the parental pressures (most of which are self-inflicted) that I feel go hand […]

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Creating a Heart for Others in Your Children This Holiday Season

Maybe you are like me and your Christmas tree has been up since Black Friday…. But, as I was decorating my home this year, I realized that this is the first year that I have a child that can somewhat understand this holiday season. Which got me to brainstorming on how I can begin to […]

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Money Saving Ideas For Holiday Shopping

For all you coupon clippers out there, I am in awe. I have friends who come dangerously close to MAKING money when they go to the grocery store armed with weekly flyers, stacks of coupons and money-saving store apps. I just don’t have it in me. I don’t clip coupons and I don’t enjoy traipsing [...]
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Too Soon For Christmas

My son LOVES Christmas. He loves everything about it. The presents, the decorations, the lights… But most of all, he loves The Polar Express. We first played the movie for him when he was not much more than 12 months old, and it was love at first sight. He’s 5 years old now, and his […]

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