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Holidays and Throat Punches {A Book Review}

I realize it's not even Halloween yet, so calm down: This post isn't me trying to preempt one holiday for another. This post is me sharing with you a book I just read* that I think you should know about. Really I'm just helping you to be proactive with your holiday shopping because I'm pretty sure you're going… Continue reading Holidays and Throat Punches {A Book Review}

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Managing Your Child’s Expectations During the Holidays

This time of year can be overwhelming, what with presents to wrap and meals to prepare and guests to attend to and all. It's a lot for a grown up to keep up with. Now imagine you are an 8 year-old who literally can't wait until Christmas morning -- what does that feel like? As… Continue reading Managing Your Child’s Expectations During the Holidays

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Motherhood

I spent half of today griping at my kids and the other half putting up the Christmas tree with them. The two activities may have bled into one another. Decorating for Christmas does not put me in a good mood; I would rather not put up a tree at all. The way I see it,… Continue reading Motherhood