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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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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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Chrismukkah Kid

Raising a Chrismukkah Kid as a Hanukkah Mom

The holidays are a time of magic. Being stuck inside a warm house with family, watching movies about magic and family as lights twinkle down the block feels like holiday time to me. I grew up loving Christmas and all of its magic, but not celebrating it. I’m Jewish, and instead, my family gave me […]

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