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

Gifts for Travel

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’re all that weird or random. Plus, it’s fun to bless others. 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 […]

5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season

How to Be More Content This Holiday Season

Check out these five ways to be more content this holiday season — no matter your income.

How to Make Good on Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday can be a blessing or a curse. A lot of it depends on your attitude and your plan. I look around my house at all the stuff we have and I think, we really need nothing. Nothing. My kids do not need new toys and games. There are already five million books in […]

In Search of the Perfect Picture

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Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I […]

Plan Now for a Simpler Season

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Buy the book here. Just in case you were wondering, there are …. 10 days until Thanksgiving 37 days until Christmas 44 days until New Year’s That means that the next six weeks have the potential for great good — as well as great evil. No, you can’t fool me. It’s not all fun and […]

Treats for the Sweet

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The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]