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Nov20
The Best DIY Advent Calendars

The Best DIY Advent Calendars

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The advent calendar is an excellent tradition meant to extend the excitement of the month of December for kids anxiously waiting for the big day on the 25th. Isabel shared lots of great advent calendars available for purchase over at Minding My Business. I’ve found some options for the DIY-er starting with this flower pot […]

Nov16
Complete Resource for the Best Advent Calendars

Complete Resource for the Best Advent Calendars

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Tis the season. Growing up the Advent Calendar tradition was not one followed by my or my friend’s families. However, I am a sucker for traditions and now that my son is a preschooler, I am slowly integrating lots of them into our lives. So what is the history of the Advent Calendar? Why, thank […]

Nov15

The Best Thanksgiving Jokes and Graces.

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We’ve been talking about Thanksgiving a little for the past few weeks and it’s right around the corner. I thought it might be helpful to share a few Thanksgiving bits to get you ready for the big day. I have an ongoing dream that one day I will stand up before a large group of […]

Nov13
Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday Shopping Tips

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You may not know this but there’s a whole slew of people who, after eating a feast on Thanksgiving, get up in the wee hours the following morning to start shopping. The day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest shopping days of the year and has been called Black Friday since some time in […]

Nov08
The Best Thanksgiving Crafts and Traditions

The Best Thanksgiving Crafts and Traditions

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I realized this morning there are just two weeks until Thanksgiving. I somehow convinced myself that days do not add up to weeks and it was still the beginning of November. Now is the time to get organized for the first of the fall and winter holidays. I am a huge fan of Thanksgiving because […]

Oct30
Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

Smack Me Down: A First-Timer’s Guide to Trick-or-Treating

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I’m breaking format this morning because…da da da DAAA…I’m an idiot who is having trick-or-treating anxiety. Yes. Trick-or-treating anxiety. My life is…really very sad. A recap of my life, pre-pathetic-ness: We lived in the city, in a building that did not get trick-or-treaters. We never even bothered to buy candy. We never took Noah out, […]

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