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Dear Family Who Created The Elf on the Shelf, I hate you. I generally try to not use such strong language but, honestly, I hate you for getting rich while making my life harder at Christmas time. (adsbygoogle =...
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My birthday was on Tuesday and as I bent down to blow out the candles on my cake, I realized that I had very little to wish for this year. I looked at my husband and my children through...
 As we drove to preschool yesterday morning, my daughter was screaming at me. She was upset because she didn’t want to go to school and decided to throw a full blown tantrum in the car complete with crying and...
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I snuggled you tonight, right up against your cheek in the way that makes you giggle. I thought about how in just one day you will no longer be considered a baby. It’s amazing how quickly it goes by and...
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Most people will tell you that Christmas time is about joy, family, giving and the birth of the savior. It’s literally supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.” The song says so.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
Something magical happens after the holidays - when all the Christmas decor is put away, the kitchen no longer smells like cookies and the days aren’t packed with things that have to get done - there is a calm...
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I have severe anxiety about my kids at night or anytime that they leave my side. Overnights and even day babysitting trips with the grandparents are always difficult for me because I image all the worst things happening to...
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