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Time Management: 8 Ways to Manage Family During the Holidays

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Managing your family’s time around the holidays can be a challenge all in itself. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, there are about 40 days jam-packed with shopping, family gatherings, parties, school events, and vacations. You can either let it all go to your head or you can take…

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Christmas Countdown Ornaments as a DIY Advent Calendar

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I distinctly remember my mom buying my sister and me those advent calendars with the boxes you punch out, revealing a candy piece each day.  I LOVED those calendars.  I was always so excited for Christmas and could not wait to punch out one of those boxes every morning. I…

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Thanksgiving: How To Give Thanks During the Holiday Season

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As we enter a season of holiday cheer it's easy to breeze past the real meaning of Thanksgiving and forget the things we are thankful for.

All around me here in Texas neighbors are installing massive Christmas decorations. Their homes are lit up like the Macy's thanksgiving parade. Today though,…

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Showing Gratitude: Gratitude Jar Craft

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November is a great month to focus on the things we are grateful for. I love teaching my children about gratitude, because it helps them to focus less on themselves and more on others. Gratitude Jar A gratitude jar is a perfect way to help us get into the spirit…

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Hand Print Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards

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While I encourage my kids (and remind myself!) to practice gratitude year round, there's something about November that inspires all of us to pay extra attention to the things we're grateful for. The kids, my husband, and I've been talking a lot about what we're grateful for around the dinner…

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