Tag Archives: Christmas

Worst Christmas Became Most Memorable Christmas

Heartwarming Christmas story with despair, secrets, delight, and some poo. Continue reading

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100+ Non-Toy Gifts for Toddlers to Teens

Give real tools, out-of-the-ordinary experiences, even a giant Scrabble game. Continue reading

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Fighting Crazed Holiday Syndrome

Five tactics to de-stress the holidays, including Shun Those Voices and renounce How Does She Do It All Disease. Continue reading

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Do You Tell The Truth About Santa?

I vowed I would not follow the collective Santa lie with my own children. Sure, the truth might lead them right into the same minefield of logic versus belief with some other kid. That isn’t a bad thing, it’s how kids learn to think for themselves (as long as their parents don’t run interference). But I had no intention of killing Santa entirely. Continue reading

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