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Book It! The Wonder of Christmas

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This week the kids and I started working through this book, The Wonder of Christmas: A Family Advent Journey. It’s a daily devotional, working through the month of December, addressing concepts of Christmas, the Incarnation, and salvation – all from a child’s point of view. We also have the companion activity guide which features crafts […]

Ebates, Kodak Gallery, and More

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One of the ways that I plan to simplify this season is to order Christmas gifts from the comfort of my computer desk, dressed in my jammies, and sipping some great Peets coffee!* And, I’m going to do it in a $avvy way – through Ebates, which offers you a percentage back from anything you […]

May the Force (and the Coupons) Be With You

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Hey, even though I’m not going to be crazy this year, I am still going to buy the kids some gifts. I am just enjoying the relaxation for as long as it lasts. If you’re in the market for some Star Wars toys, check out the coupons in the pumpkin colored coupon bar at the […]

Simplifying Christmas

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I don’t know what’s come over me, but my heart’s just not into running around like a crazy woman this holiday season. I don’t know. Maybe it was this video. Or maybe this story. But, I just don’t want to rush around and shop this year. It’s not the Bing-Crosby-singing-Silver-Bells-while-shopping image that I used to […]

Time for MOM: Make a Record of It

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One of the things that I have found so helpful, especially after a holiday, is to take notes of the projects I try or the mels I create. I like to write down what worked and what bombed. In this way, I have a record of what things to repeat and what to pitch. You […]

Counting My Blessings

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During Thanksgiving meals when I was a kid, Mom inevitably suggested that we go around the table and share what we were thankful for. For some reason, this always embarassed me. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why. Nowadays, what embarasses me is that I don’t count my blessings more often. God […]

Links of Love: Turkey Day Family Fun

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Every kid knows that the time before their turkey’s cooked can drag on for hours. So, short of stuffing your kids at the relish tray, find something to keep them occupied and entertained before and after the big feast. You may find that the adults enjoy the activities as much as the children do. Last […]

Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Desserts

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Dessert is the crowing touch to the Thanksgiving Meal. And everyone has a favorite. For FishPapa it is a toss-up between Pretzel Berry Dessert and Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie. For the man who doesn’t love sweets, he says he could eat the whole thing. Of either one! In my discussions with my mom and sisters […]