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Holidays

Holidays like Christmas, Grandparents Day, Halloween and New Years offer opportunities to spend time with the people we care about most. In this section, we will discuss holiday ideas to bring you closer to your friends and family.

4 Secrets to Finally Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick
11 months ago

4 Secrets to Finally Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

By  •  Lifestyle

I have been thinking a lot about New Year’s Resolutions lately – why they are so hard to keep and whether they are worth making.

To many people they are a bit of a joke, but deep down I think most of us want 2017 to be better in all kinds of ways than 2016. Read More

MORE! Extravagant Gift Ideas for Women on a Budget
11 months ago

MORE! Extravagant Gift Ideas for Women on a Budget

Hi everyone! This is Part Two of Extravagant Gifts on a Budget. If you haven’t read the first installment, please do! In that article, I discussed the joy of giving and receiving unexpected gifts and went over one of the most important issues: beautiful wrapping. Read More

These Decadent Christmas Bauble Cookie Delights Make Great Gifts… If You Don’t Eat them All First!
11 months ago

These Decadent Christmas Bauble Cookie Delights Make Great Gifts… If You Don’t Eat them All First!

By  •  Lifestyle

Christmas is a time of year I love. As a sugar crafter and cake designer, it is a time of year when I embrace the challenge of creating something new and different to WOW my family and friends during the festivities. Read More

4 Ways to Reinvent Holiday Traditions to Fit Your Lifestyle
11 months ago

4 Ways to Reinvent Holiday Traditions to Fit Your Lifestyle

By  •  Family

At this time of year we often fall back on the celebration habits we have formed over time. Read on for ideas of how to reinvent holiday traditions in ways that serve you! Read More

3 Mindfulness Tools to Stop You from Overindulging in Holiday Treats
11 months ago

3 Mindfulness Tools to Stop You from Overindulging in Holiday Treats

I often think back several years ago to a time when I wanted to quit drinking coffee. Each day I would walk by a lovely café en route to work and that little voice in my head would say, I want a cup of coffee.

Before I knew it, I was carrying a steaming hot latte into my office. I felt totally powerless to keep my word. My thoughts called the shots. Has this ever happened to you? Read More

A Modern Grandma’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays
11 months ago

A Modern Grandma’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

When my kids were little, even when I was broke, I always made Christmas a big deal. Our extended family and friends would gather for Christmas Eve and after everyone had gone, the boys would be put to bed with warnings about getting to sleep fast so Santa could come. Read More

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?
11 months ago

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?

By  •  Family

Everyone remembers Christmas – the lucky ones amongst us will have fond memories of family traditions from an early age. Read More

Unwrapping the Secret to Extravagant Gift Giving On a Budget
11 months ago

Unwrapping the Secret to Extravagant Gift Giving On a Budget

I LOVE giving gifts. I love thinking about gifts. I love looking for gifts. I love wrapping gifts. But more than anything I love surprising someone with a gift they didn’t expect. Read More

5 Gifts for Elderly Parents Who Seem to Have Everything they Need
11 months ago

5 Gifts for Elderly Parents Who Seem to Have Everything they Need

By  •  Family

Let’s face it. The older someone gets, the harder it is to buy holiday gifts for him or her. How many sweaters and ties do you need after all? My wife and I stopped exchanging gifts because frankly, we get what we need all year round! Read More

How to Look Forward to the Holidays When You Are Divorced Over 50
11 months ago

How to Look Forward to the Holidays When You Are Divorced Over 50

The holidays are coming. The falling snow, ringing of sleigh bells, and smells of turkey and pumpkin pie can conjure memories of family and togetherness. Read More