Taking a Simpler Approach to Christmas

Hello my darlings!

I have been thinking a lot about ways for our family to simplify Christmas. ┬áIt seems like every year I see so many people trying to ‘one up’ their previous Christmas. And believe me, I get it.

It is difficult to not get sucked into the abyss of buying a bunch of gifts. We see what our friends and family members are doing and buying, and then there is the constant barrage of commercials. We inevitably say to ourselves “They are great kids, they deserve everything their hearts desire.” And Sally is buying all kinds of things for her kids, and you would never want your children to feel left out. I mean that is just good parenting…right?!?

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Traveling with Kids…and Not Losing Your Mind

Hello my darlings! It’s that time of year again, and for many this means lots of traveling.

If your kiddos are anything like mine…car travel is not the most exciting time. The youngest absolutely HATES to ride in the car. I mean, since Day 1. She screams her little head off, kicks, HATES it!!! It can be extremely trying.

Now, you may not have such an extreme situation, but kids can still become very restless while traveling. With this in mind, I thought I would share a few tips and tricks that I use, which definitely help with travel.

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