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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.

30 Things You Can Do to Bless Others This Season

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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 […]

8 Ways to Be Thankful in the Midst of Busy Days

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As we enter this busy season of the year, let’s make time to be thankful! Life as MOM contributor Prerna shares some ways in which we can do that. When November rolls around, I start to be more intentional about being thankful. It IS the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving and the month before Christmas […]