The holidays are here and the rat race has begun!  Can you feel the adrenaline in the air? Have you seen the frantic Facebook posts trying to track down the "it" toy of the season? Is your calendar already full...
I won't lie--our Christmas budget this year is a lot smaller than it has been in years past. Not because we (thankfully) had any outstanding medical bills or just bought a new house/car. It shrunk simply because its just...
The holidays are my favorite time of the year! My home is decorated and everyone is jolly and excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Everyone has lights on their houses, and our city puts Frosty and Candy Cane lights on...
I am a turkey farmer who accidentally almost served her family a medium rare turkey one year! I want to help make sure you don't do the same. How to cook a turkey from a turkey farmer: 1. Defrost: Bring that bird...
It's Christmas morning, the house is trashed and you think, "Oh sweet baby 8 pound Jesus where am I gonna put all this stuff that has appeared?" Try these 5 tips to avoid getting overwhelmed! Set boundaries. “Hey Mom, Billy has so many...
An unexpected item arrived in my mailbox a few days ago. It was Amazon’s Holiday Kids Gift Book. The 99-page book was reminiscent of the Toys "R" Us catalog I remember from my childhood years. The arrival of this...
If I could earn $5 every time someone told me to not stress out over the holidays, I could pay for most of the Christmas presents. The last two years have been much easier as I get into the groove...
It seems like every time I turn around, someone is giving my child candy. For example, there was a day when she received candy as a reward in dance class, for being an exceptional helper in school, and also...
One of my favorite things to do each holiday is to create a celebration table for my kids! It is such a fun and festive way to celebrate each holiday at home! I usually set this up sometime before...
Have you ever driven by those houses with stunning front door setups? The kind that inspires you to do the same but deep down you don't want to spend a grocery bills worth on decorations and you don't have...
Hispanic Heritage month is September 15 to October 15 every year. It's a time for us to celebrate the famous Hispanic Americans and their achievements. It's also a time to celebrate our families, remember our heritage, and teach others. Half...
With three kids, we're never early to anything. But somehow, all the stars aligned and I picked out everyone's "softest shirt" on my first try and we were early to my first grader's information day. By the time we conquered...

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