The Anti-Holiday Guide

Last Christmas was quite the eye-opener for me. After carefully selecting each gift based upon my children's preferences, personalities, and Christmas list I felt pretty confident going into December 25th. According to my spreadsheet, I had totally nailed this holiday and the kids were going to freak the F out. I pictured happy little faces gasping … Continue reading The Anti-Holiday Guide

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The Five Phases of Christmas

Yesterday, and even more so after a conversation with my friend Meghan, I realized that there are phases when it comes to the Christmas spirit. It ebbs and flows and takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions and stress. This is due in part to the fact that Christmas wouldn't happen without mom. Moms make … Continue reading The Five Phases of Christmas