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11 Unique (and Totally Fun!) Holiday Traditions

Christmas is a time for traditions. The things you do with your family through the years make an impression we may not see until our children are grown. Growing up, I made cookies with my mother each year. After she passed, I continued to share our favorite cookies with family & friends each year. When […]

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Christmas Countdown C -13

Keeping Kids Happy during the Holidays Shaunna Privratsky The radio plays continuous Christmas music.  The stores suddenly sprout six extra rows of decorations and triple their ads.  Tension builds into a frenzy of buying.   For many of us, the holidays herald feelings of dread.  Did you know that kids can get stressed out by […]

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Christmas Countdown C -15

Family Service Project Every child will tell you how much better it is to receive at Christmas! Not that I think kids are greedy. It’s just so exciting to find all the things Santa has brought when Christmas morning dawns. However, not everyone is joyful at Christmas. Many people are lonely without family to celebrate […]

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Christmas Countdown C -16

Guests Are you having guests stay over during the Holidays? This can be stressful for both hosts AND guests. I know there are all kinds of articles telling you how to prepare a wonderful guest room so you company is comfy during their stay. However, I would like to share a bit of advice. As […]

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Christmas Countdown C -21

Baking I LOVE to bake, especially at Christmas. At one time, I made myself a little crazy trying to get all my Christmas baking done. I baked dozens of cookies, giving them out to friends, whether they wanted them or not! Now I am more relaxed about my baking. I still make dozens of cookies […]

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40 Christmas Cookie Recipes to Treasure

Cookies are a traditional treat for Christmas. Whether you only bake a batch for Santa or prepare dozens for friends & family, it’s always fun to add a new recipe to the mix!  Midwest Living offers us a BIG selection of cookie recipes from which to choose this Christmas! Pick one or two. Let your […]

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66 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Best Cookie Swap Ever

I LOVE making Christmas cookies. Sometimes, however, I get a bit tired of the same old cookies. How wonderful that Country Living has come up with such an extensive list of recipes for Christmas cookies. This should keep me busy for awhile! And inspire you to begin your baking! Enjoy! Christmas Cookies

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The Simple Joy of Advent Part 5

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says! However, Christmas can be very stressful. Our lives are already busy enough & then we have all the Holiday tasks & activities added on to our regular schedule. It can be overwhelming! One way to slow things down each day at Christmas is […]

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The Simple Joy of Advent Part 4

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says! However, Christmas can be very stressful. Our lives are already busy enough & then we have all the Holiday tasks & activities added on to our regular schedule. It can be overwhelming! One way to slow things down each day at Christmas is […]

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The Simple Joy of Advent Part 3

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, as the song says! However, Christmas can be very stressful. Our lives are already busy enough & then we have all the Holiday tasks & activities added on to our regular schedule. It can be overwhelming! One way to slow things down each day at Christmas is […]

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