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Great Christmas Resource: Sheila Howe Designs

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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Preschool Play: Christmas Stories

Long, long ago, in a time when I only had one child, I visited a friend’s home at Christmastime and was amazed at her collection of children’s Christmas picture books. Though I had always been a voracious reader and loved buying books for our son, I had never thought of creating a holiday collection. What […]

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Memories of Christmas (And a Giveaway!)

I have such great childhood memories of the Christmas season. My mom loves the holiday, and her enthusiasm was infectious to me as a child. She had wonderful collections of ornaments that she carefully stored wrapped in their original packaging. She would take each one out and tell us the story of where it came […]

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Nanna’s Toffee Dream Pie

My mom found this recipe in one of my Gramma John’s cookbooks in 1967. It has been a family favorite for over 40 years now. Someone in our family is for sure making it on Thanksgiving or Christmas. The story goes that my mom and dad would see who could wake before the other in […]

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Christmas: Getting Organized

We’ve discussed why we celebrate Christmas as well as how to get our minds set on simplifying the season. What we think determines what we do. Now, let’s look at how to organize it all, so that we can actually do it. I’ve told you before about the wonders of Organized Home. CEO, its founder, […]

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Book It! Celebrate Simply (and a Giveaway!)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Last year was a pretty tight year financially for us. As I mentioned before, we realized some new ways of thinking about money which have really benefited our family. We learned to cut back and get by with less. And life has proven to be just as rich and full as […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Special Christmas Edition

Don’t forget! On Tuesday we’ll be featuring special Christmas doo-dahs. Ok, they don’t have to be “tools” in the true Bob the Builder sense of the word. But, something that makes Christmas more special, more organized, easier, or more meaningful at your house. I’ll be featuring something that says, “Christmas,” to us. I hope you’ll […]

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Spread the Word

Here’s a button if you’d like to share the wealth this week! Hope to see you here.

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