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The Weekly Ramble

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Where I blog like it’s 2004. The week’s highlights include too much stuff, bah humbug, and 15 odontoma.

What You Expect from Christmas Versus What Will Really Happen May Surprise You

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Parenting is full of all kinds of surprises, particularly at Christmas. However, when things diverge to something different than you plan, good things can happen.

When It’s Good to Be Discontent

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It is good to be content with what we have, but sometimes dissatisfaction is totally okay. I’ve always struggled with materialism. I grew up with the idea that the more you had, the better you were. It’s been hard to fight that mentality, but I’m getting a handle on it slowly. I’ve found the accumulation of […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week’s highlights: the doctor says I’m smart, kids are puking, and what is an odontoma?

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.