Celebrating the Holidays while Grieving Loss of a Loved One
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          Celebrating during the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one is tough! You want to just crawl back into bed and pull the covers over your head and sleep. The pain becomes exponential especially during this time because a lot of the holiday traditions are based around family time and being together. The Hallmark movies and cards don't really help much either! Don't you hate it when you're just not feelin'it and can't...

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Reduced Sugar Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Reduced Sugar Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe Are you trying to cut back on sugar but love your cranberry sauce? My girls and I played around with the recipe on the back of the cranberry package and came up with a delicious reduced sugar cranberry sauce recipe. This post contains affiliates which means at no extra cost to you I will make a small commission from items purchased through the links. Thank you for supporting this mama! We wanted to make...

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Non-Techie Christmas Gift Guide for your Pre-teen or Teenager
Non-Tech Christmas Gift Guide for your Pre-teen or Teenager Are you looking for Old-School (Non-Techie) Gifts for Your Pre-Teen or teenager? While I bought this colorful little HP laptop for my two older girls for homework, their other gifts are geared towards creativity and crafts. This post contains affiliates which means at no cost to you I will receive a small commission from items purchased. Thank you for supporting this mama's blog.  Things to buy your teen or pre-teen this...

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How to Survive the Holiday Blues
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Clean up on Aisle 7...for my holiday blues tears. The holidays can be tough y'all! Family strife and issues seem to be magnified around this time of year because it's generally a time for families to come together and show love. This isn't always the case. Many families struggle and have strained relationships on top of blended family logistics. Mine is no exception. As I rushed down each aisle of Kroger for last minute ingredients, I received a call. You...

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Educational Things to Do with Your Children over the Holiday Break
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Educational Things to Do With Your Children Over Holiday Break Are you looking for educational things to do this break?  There are so many ways to integrate learning while your children are home over the holidays so why pass these opportunities up? This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a commission from items purchased at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this mama and her passion! While you have these few weeks of uninterrupted time with them,...

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Kid-Friendly Make-ahead Meals for Christmas Break
The clock is ticking and before you know it your home will be filled with your excited and hungry kiddos.  I’m sharing a few kid-friendly make-ahead meals you can have for Christmas Break. This post contains affiliates which means I make a small percentage of sales from links at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting this mama's passion to help others. You likely already have a number of carry in dishes to make, dinners to plan, cookies...

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5 Steps to Remove the “Gimmies” From Your Child This Christmas
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The holidays are fast approaching and with them the abundant toy aisles begin to bulge at the seams with the newest, latest, fastest and coolest toys.   Are you looking to cure your child of the "gimmies" this Christmas? This post contains affiliates which means I will make a small commission from items purchased. Thank you for supporting this mama and her blog.  No matter where you turn there are sparkly, glittery, shiny and fast new toys that your child...

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