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Simple Crafts to Entertain Children During The Holidays

It is hard to believe that the Christmas season is here already. The older I get, the faster the months go by! Although to be fair, I did just have my 7th baby in November, so that month was a blur! We are just starting to get back into a routine now, but it is still slow going. I am soaking up all the baby snuggles I can get! With the holiday season here already, many people are feeling the…

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Simplify The Holiday Season

It is hard to believe, but our Simplify The Season Holiday Party has come to an end! Is it just me or did November fly by? November was a hectic month for me and my family. We moved at the beginning of the month and I had our 7th baby in the middle of the month. These posts in our Holiday Party truly blessed me during a trying season in my life! I have a feeling I will be going…

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Simple Tips To Make The Most Of Your Baby’s First Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of the year, and a baby’s first Christmas makes the season even more special. Instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, use these tips to be intentional, simplify, and truly enjoy your baby’s first Christmas.   Don’t overschedule   Parties, programs, and friends are all vying for your attention during the Christmas season. But listen to me closely: it’s okay to say no.   There will be things that…

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Our Family Tradition For a No-Cook Christmas

It’s 5 a.m.  on Christmas morning and your little cherubs come racing into your bedroom, their tiny faces full of excitement. They jump into bed, and in the loudest whisper they can muster say “Mommy… wake up, Mommy! It’s Christmas, Mommy! Can we go open presents, Mommy? Mommy, are you awake Mommy?” If you’re lucky, this only happens to you a couple times a year. If you’re like me, though, this is your morning… every morning. Lol, but hey, it’s…

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How To Celebrate Christmas During Tough Times

As someone who finds Christmas as the only redeemable aspect of the awful season of winter, I am honestly anticipating the most wonderful time of the year with a little bit of backseat dread in my heart. For the past 5 months, my family has been living out of boxes in our home.  Back in April, we had a soot puffback in our house from our oil burner.  As a result, we had to pack up and empty out our…

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Simple Touches To Invoke The Magic Of The Holidays

  “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie   The holidays can be a stressful time for any of us. We want to make it as special as possible for our loved ones and sometimes we run ourselves ragged doing so. It doesn’t help that media tends to overwhelm us with images of a “perfect” holiday – happy families, lush houses dripping with a richness of decorations, expensive gifts.…

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Drop the Expectations this Holiday Season and Treasure the Reason for the Season

On Thanksgiving we sit around a table with family and friends, eat way too much delicious food, and think about all the blessings in our lives. It’s honestly one of my favorite holidays, because we slow down enough to truly enjoy what’s around us, to recognize all the good things in our lives. And then we wake up the next day, in a Christmas-minded frenzy that continues until December 25th. Black Friday shopping sales. Perfecting cookie recipes for that upcoming…

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How To Take The Stress Out Of Holiday Baking

Holiday pageants, office parties, buying a tree, decorating said tree, shopping for presents, wrapping those presents, baking cookies… The Holiday to do list goes on and on. When it comes to the Holiday season it is easy to get overwhelmed and miss out on enjoying the little things. Simple things like baking cookies for your co-workers can very quickly turn into a chore instead of a nice gesture. This can leave you unmotivated and filled with resentment when half of…

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas   This year is my son Isaac’s first Christmas! Christmas has always been my favorite holiday so I am thrilled to share with him all of my favorite things about the season. Since it is his first Christmas, I am planning on doing a few special things to celebrate! He will be 10 months old so I think these five simple activities will be so fun for him. He may not remember…

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Simple Holiday Ornament Craft For Kids

My favorite time of the year is the Christmas season. There is so much promise, joy and good tidings rooted in the meaning of Christmas. But if I’m really honest, I would confess that the meaning of Christmas is easy to lose in all the hustle and bustle. One area in particular that I struggle with is gifts. Gifts can be a cool way to show love to the important people in our lives. Gifts are also a very real…

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