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Confession: As I sit here typing on December 4, our tree stands naked in the living room, waiting to be decorated, our Elf on the Shelf is still in the box, and I have yet to read one Advent...
The past few years during the holiday season, I’ve experienced what some would call anxiety and depression, but I like to call it “seasonal spiraling”.  My “seasonal spiraling” occurs right before Thanksgiving and fades away around the New Year....
In a world of Pinterest and over-the-top themed birthday parties with hand painted cookies and petting zoos, we are truly robbing our children of the reality of life, which is why I strive to capture every moment of perfect imperfection. Do...
Every December, for one day, my kitchen is filled with ever-present whir of a mixer, Christmas music and a cacophony of voices and giggles. The air is thick with flour particles, and the floor is sticky with sprinkles and...
What's a Christmas of Experiences? See my previous post Christmas of Experiences :: We Aren’t Giving Our Son “Things” This Year. Our family is planning to have our second Christmas of Experiences this year, and you can too! What are the benefits...
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Surviving Family Thanksgiving

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Pass the potatoes, hold the politics. Thanksgiving with my family has never been a fraught event but, for many, it's all about surviving the holiday. For us, it’s been a day of stuffing our faces with entirely too much delicious...
It's the most magical time of the year. Holiday season is right around the corner! Many of you have already started decorating, shopping, and planning those family pictures and holiday cards to be sent to loved ones. Our beautiful...
It’s less than 3 months before Christmas, and I’m DONE. Nope, I am not one of those who hits sales all year or stock piles a locked closet with goodies that I bought in January, and the presents are not...

Teddy Bear Tea

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Santa is coming to town to have a tea party with the little boys and girls on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! It will be a magical afternoon, complete with a three-course tea, a Christmas craft, and a story time...

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Moms Love: King Cakes

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We are thankful to partner with Dolce Bakeshop. We love supporting local businesses! Want to tell moms about your business? Email [email protected] Some folks think...
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