Finding Beauty in the Season

For some reason the moment I think I have the holiday season under control, that is the exact moment an influx of more things to do falls in my lap.  My goal is to get all my holiday shopping done ASAP so I can actually enjoy myself.  I felt so accomplished after my shopping trip

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Tis the Season

It’s that time of year again.  We are all crazed with endless holiday obligations.  There’s so much to remember in addition to our regular commitments, that it is surprising our brain synapses haven’t imploded under the pressure. Every year I make a conscious effort to do less.  I am trying to find that balance of

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Positively Resolved

In a recent meeting I attended, a colleague asked me about my boys.  I felt lit up from the inside as I talked about their recent achievements and other various details of their lives.  After I finished ‘my-kids-are-awesome’ spiel, she commented that she was impressed that I am enjoying them so much at this age.

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The Greatest Gift

  In case you might have forgotten, you are awesome.  You read that right…you are awesome. How do I know this?  All I have to do is ask your kids.  Kids don’t need perfection from you, they only need you exactly as you are.  If you gave your kids a chance to pick anyone in

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Do You Believe?

How do you handle the Santa situation?  When is a good time to tell your kids the ‘truth’?  If Santa isn’t applicable to your household, what about the Tooth Fairy or any other aspect of family life that is slightly ‘magical’? So far, my eight year old is still solidly into believing.  He has this

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