I love everything about Christmas.  In fact, my family is probably one of those that most people hate since we start decorating the day after Halloween.  Christmas makes us happy so why not prolong that?!?! But the more people I talk to, the more stress and misery that I hear about. Christmas doesn’t have to mean over-packed schedules and empty bank accounts.  Here are some simple tips that my family does in order to keep the ‘Merry’ in Merry Christmas:Continue reading

It’s that time of year when we can finally threaten to call Santa when our kids misbehave!  I look forward to it all year.  When I was a kid, I used to get a letter close to Christmas that told me that I was on the naughty list.  I was made to shape up or ship out in the attitude department.  Every.  Year.  I was very imaginative.  Let’s just put it that way.

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If you have read any of my posts, you’ve pretty much figured out that I am a huge dork.  When I was a kid, my sister and I card-catalogued our books and had a pretty intense system.  Playing school with us was no joke.  I used to label anything and everything that I could get my hands on.  I had one of those plastic tape punch labelers, remember those.  Ugh, don’t pinch your fingers in one of those monsters.  They draw blood!

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This book was exactly what I needed.  I’ve been getting really tired of Facebook lately, as most people tell me they have too.  I’m sick of the exaggerated posts that make everything seem completely perfect or completely horrible.  No middleman.  Wyma’s book is all about freeing yourself from comparison and trying to be genuinely happy for your friends, etc.  Now, before you call me a jerk, let me explain. Most of the time, I am genuinely happy for people.  But jealousy rears it’s ugly head every now and again.  Don’t lie to me.  We’ve all been there.

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