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14 Gifts You Can Make For Your Secret Santa Gift Exchange

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Pull together one of these fun and frugal gifts for your next secret Santa event or other gift exchange.

Give a S’mores Kit as a Fun Holiday Gift

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Put together this easy S’mores Kit complete with instructions on how to make s’mores indoors.

A Gift Guide for People and Families Who Like to Travel (or Want To)

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Are there some travelers on your gift list this year or folks who aspire to be? Consider these great gifts for individuals and families hitting the road. I don’t know about you, but Christmas gift shopping can get a little redundant. I can forget to be creative in choosing gifts because I’m so focused on […]

5 Ways to Have an Easier Holiday Season

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As we roll into December, let’s end the year on a high note. Here’s how we can both have an easier holiday season.

30 Things You Can Do to Bless Others This Season

30 Ways to Bless Others This Season - This is a great time of year for random acts of kindness. No one will think you

This is a great time of year for random acts of kindness. No one will think you’re all that weird or random. Plus, it’s fun. Christmas will be here before you know it, and I bet you’ve got great plans, don’t you? This is my 18th Christmas as a mother and I know all about […]

Holiday Snow Days at Legoland

Holiday Snow Days at Legoland - Legoland has snow and skating available as part of their holiday festivities.  Plus, if you visit the park between now and January 4, 2015, you can get a free return ticket.

Who says there’s never snow in San Diego? Legoland has all the winter fun: snowballs, sledding, and ice skating during this year’s Holiday Snow Days. Last week I surprised the littles by taking them to Legoland. They didn’t know where we were going until we turned onto Legoland Drive, but they had guessed that maybe […]

Advent Traditions for Kids

Advent Traditions for Kids - Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. See what these families do to observe Advent and countdown the days until Christmas.

Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. See what these families do to observe Advent and count down the days until Christmas. In my adult life I don’t know that I paid much attention to holiday traditions until I […]

Our European Vacation: Brittany and Mont Saint Michel

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This fall we spent a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the fourth installment of our European adventure. If you missed it, go to the beginning here. We come now to a difficult point in […]