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Christmas is for the kids right?

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Mom Style

Christmas is coming.  December is upon us and the entire month will undoubtably fly by.  If you are anything like me you have already begun to play Christmas music at home and in the car.  I have my favorites like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland”.  However, in my opinion there is always […]

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Our Gift-Giving Makeover

I love gifts. I love choosing, wrapping, and giving gifts. I also love receiving gifts. If you follow the book The Five Love Languages, you will understand that gift-giving is the primary way I express affection. So Christmas gift shopping and wrapping is a fun, if significant, task that I undertake each year. Our kids […]

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The Elf on the Shelf: Reality

A Naive Beginning When my oldest was almost three I excitedly added Elf on the Shelf to our family traditions. I couldn’t find ideas on Pinterest fast enough. My husband and I planned and put the scenarios together each night. It became a mini-date each night for us that we truly got a kick out […]

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December Guide to Family Events in and around Indianapolis

The holiday season is in full effect! Here is our December round up of our favorite family events right here in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. December 1 – December 24 A Christmas Carol – Indianapolis – Indiana Repertory Theatre – 1 p.m.  Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and three lively ghosts on a dark, snowy […]

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Cyber Shopping Shame

I recently read an article about a couple’s incredibly beautiful date night. They got a babysitter, went out to a bouge restaurant for drinks and then took an Uber to, wait for it…TARGET! The wife roamed the aisles of Target, sans kids, giggly and totally buzzed, while her husband followed her around, happy that she […]

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Kiss Holiday Stress Goodbye

Halloween is over, we already had some flurries and our first frost of the season made some of us cringe. Shorts, polos and sundresses are now replaced with hoodies and yoga pants and winter gear (sigh). Pumpkin spice everything has taken over, Christmas decorations inundate store shelves and retailers are bursting with eagerness to get […]

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Why I Don’t Want to Travel for Christmas…Preferably Ever

The holidays are a time to enjoy with family, show appreciation for those you love and maybe sip a holiday eggnog or seven and gift a toy or twelve. There is no holiday I enjoy more than Christmas. Call me a softy, but I have the warm and fuzzies all of December and truly, truly […]

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Confessions of a Christmas Movie Addict

Everyone has their favorite Christmas movie, and I am no exception. Even though I could probably recite most of the film from memory, every year, with glee in my heart, I watch “A Christmas Story.” As much as I love this movie, however, it is not enough alone to get me through the Christmas season. […]

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There Will Never Be an Elf on Our Shelf

Christmas is my favorite holiday, hands down, no competition. I unabashedly start brainstorming wrapping paper color themes in October, and selecting the family Christmas card design takes time and careful thought. I’m trying to convince my husband that we need matching Christmas pajamas, which of course we do not because no one does. What I’m […]

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Gifts from Santa: Can We Tone It Down A Bit?

With the holidays quickly approaching, my newsfeed has been riddled with article after article about why people are going to let go of the “big Christmas” guilt and give their kids everything they want this year. After reading six op-ed pieces about reclaiming present-filled holidays, I’m here to offer an alternative opinion. Gift giving is my […]

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Holiday Husband Gift Guide

Christmas is officially right around the corner! I have to admit, when it comes to gifts, I usually go all out for the kids. But when it comes to my dear husband, I hit a brick wall. What makes it even harder is that not only is it Christmas, but my husband’s birthday is on the […]

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Holiday Food Traditions (Recipe: Butter Pecan Bread Pudding Minis)

I come from a fairly large family. With more cousins than I can count on my fingers and toes, family and connectivity is something that is near and dear to me. That said, I’m pressed about holiday traditions. SO pressed. From my mother’s famed greens, to my grandmother’s sweet potato pies (now made by my […]

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