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magical Christmas

It’s More Magical Than You Realize

The Christmases of my childhood were nothing short of magical. They were perfect, truly.   When I envision the Christmases spanning from circa 1986 through circa 1992 (that’s “circa” age 5 to “circa” age 11) I picture…Hallmark.  Or, Pottery Barn Christmas Catalogue.  Magical.   We lived in Florida for a good portion of my growing […]

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stocking stuffers

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably done most of your Christmas shopping already, but maybe you’ve left the stocking stuffers until the very end. And if you’re also like me, the last thing you want in your house are tiny cheap little trinkets in the stockings that take up space and give your kids […]

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grandparent gifts

Great Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

It’s Christmas time again! If you’re anything like me you might be wondering what to get your parents. What do you get the people who raised you and now dote on your little tots? How do you show them some love and appreciation? I’ve talked with some friends and came up with these 8 grandparent […]

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guide to the trail of lights

Handling the Trail of Lights with Young Kids

Heading out to Austin’s favorite holiday tradition — the Trail of Lights— this year? What about the new Winter Wonderland at the Circuit? Whatever outdoor Christmas festival is on your family’s holiday bucket list, doing them with littles takes on a new level of planning and preparation. In Austin, we are lucky that the mild […]

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tantrums and wine

‘Tis the Season for Tantrums and Wine!

Christmas season is my FAVORITE time of year!!! I love the obnoxiousness of the sights and sounds, the over indulgence of holiday garb, treats, and eats, the parties, the ugly sweaters, the occasional Texas cold snap, and the crammed calendars. And I looove taking my kids to all the light shows, the Santas, and over-rated […]

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husband gifts

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hubs

If your husband is anything like mine, he buys whatever he needs whenever he needs it (and then some). Often finding the perfect gift to fend-off the ‘Woe is Me’ song is quite tricky.  But, have no fear, the greatest list of all is here — husband gifts for all. Or at least a good […]

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