12 Days of Christmas

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This year, I’ve been trying to be more thankful, instead of expectant, when it comes to Christmas. I want to be the person I want to be all year long. It’s a way for me to battle the gimmes, the blahs, and the ghosts of Christmases Past. This year, starting on Christmas Day, I’ll be […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble, where I blog like it’s 2004. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! Years ago, I invested in a […]

Brainstorming Ways to Enjoy the Season (A Twitter Invitation)

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The following content is sponsored by The Century Council and The Motherhood. Last week’s rain and our family trip to the movie theater kind of inaugurated the Christmas season for us. I approach this time with great fear and trepidation, however. I want the month to be one of good times with my family. I don’t […]

Christmas Planning Resources

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The Weekly Ramble

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These people crack me up. This is what the girls did earlier in the week after I sliced up a bunch of cucumbers. They ended up eating them afterward so how can I complain? The week went really well. Somehow I was able to catch up on a bunch of writing projects last weekend so […]

Ebook and Curriculum Sales (Frugal Friday)

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I’ve fretted over this post a lot. I don’t want to push consumerism. I read this post last week, and it had its impact. But, on the other hand, I know what a blessing it is to me to find out that something I’ve been wanting to get is finally on sale. I like to […]

Sale in the Life as MOM estore

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I know that you have a lot going on this weekend: family dinners, a little baking, a round or two of cards, and maybe a little Thanksgiving weekend shopping. If you’re up for a little reading, then I want to offer you a coupon code good for any of the big books available in the […]

Thank YOU

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I just wanted to thank you, Dear Reader, for your support. I started writing professionally about 7 1/2 years ago. I was stunned when the first magazine accepted an article I wrote — and actually paid me for it. Five and a half years ago I started writing in this space, and I’m stunned again […]