Holidays, Kids

St. Patrick’s Day + mom guilt!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This morning I am feeling a tiny bit of mom guilt. Not really that much, but a little bit. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day somehow became one of those “magic holidays” at our house- the ones where magical, unexpected things happen, much to the kids’ delight. (Think Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, Elf on the Shelf…).…

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December 26th

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!! I meant to pop in to send Christmas wishes on the 24th or 25th, but just didn’t get around to it. 🙂 Guess I was too busy decking the halls and fa-la-la-la-la-ing. Throughout my whole life, I always get a little twinge of a sad feeling when I wake up on the morning…

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Holidays, Weekends

Happy Monday

Hey! How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. Plenty of holiday prep in full swing, as I mentioned yesterday, but it felt even-paced and festive, not frantic. Cookies: ✔ Presents: ✔ Christmas Challenge Day #8 (Read old Christmas books with kids): ✔ Time got away from us and it got late, so we only had time for a few.…

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Holidays, Life

Christmas chaos

I touched yesterday on the fact that I was feeling a bit of “gift fatigue”. It’s not even really just “gift fatigue”, though that has been the department that has caused me the most headaches this year. The Christmas season is just always so crazy! It’s one of those HUGE Catch-22s for me (and many, many other people, I think).…

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Family Fun, Holidays

The holidays are here!

It’s officially Thanksgiving week! The boys have the entire week off from school and I have to say, I’m welcoming the little break. As extremely happy as I have been to have them back in school, there is something wonderful about just relaxing all of the schedules and routines. My favorite thing I think is not having to rush my…

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