Christmas Planning: The Gifts

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Last Week’s Giveaway Winners

Congrats to Rachel Smith for winning two tickets to The Magic Flute. Enjoy! Des2neeismine won a 1-year subscription to All You Magazine. Please email me your address as soon as possible. Don’t forget to check out this week’s huge lineup of giveaways.

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SeaLife Aquarium at Legoland Carlsbad

Mothers of sons from sea to shining sea know the pain caused by a small, plastic brick when stepped on in the middle of the night. They know that tell-tale crashing sound that emanates from the playroom when a box of said bricks is dumped onto the floor. In their minds eye, they can picture […]

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Christmas Planning: The Atmosphere

The atmosphere of your home sets the tone for your holiday — and your life. Smells, sounds, and decor all contribute to the sentiments people feel when they are within the walls of your abode, whether they live there or are just visiting. There are three things that you can effect to develop a beautiful, […]

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Behold the Lamb of God CD

Several years ago a Christmas CD fell into our hands that has become one of our most dear. It is called Behold the Lamb of God by Andrew Peterson. The album tells the story of Christ, Gather round, ye children, come Listen to the old, old story Of the pow’r of death undone By an […]

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Christmas in July Giveaways

GIVEAWAYS ARE NOW CLOSED. This week we’re celebrating Christmas in July! Sort of. We’re planning and thinking and talking about Christmas so that this year it’s a little simpler, a little happier, a little less expensive than Chritmases past. I’m also giving away some great prizes, some on my dime, some courtesy of generous sponsors. […]

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Christmas Giveaway: Sheila Howe Designs

One of the themes of getting organized for Christmas is to plan ahead. In so doing, we can give concentrated thought to goals and gift-giving ideas for the season. We also gain the advantage of being able to shop around and find good values. Often good values can be found through small businesses and mom […]

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Why Christmas?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 Without Jesus, there is no Christmas. He came so that we may be reconciled to God. The tree, the ornaments, and the cookies (yes, them, too) […]

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