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Five Ways to Make This Christmas More Memorable

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, the holiday has officially begun. Whether you're working today, anticipating tomorrow's fun, or you already have a houseful of company, Christmas Eve is the kick-off for what is probably your kids' (and mayb...

Favorite Holiday Toys of Yore

They just don't make toys like they used to. I'm all for advances in technology and whatnot, but I really appreciate--and miss--the quality and craftsmanship of the toys that were around when I was a kid. They seemed to be built better, last lo...

Outgrowing the Kids' Table

I'm sure you remember as a kid sitting with all your sisters, brothers, and/or cousins at the kids table for your holiday meal. Most kids were fine with it, especially if it was, say, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve when the...

Do Your Kids (Still) Believe in Santa Claus?

Do your children still believe in Santa Claus, if they ever did? Do you? I bet not. It seems every generation is less and less inclined to believe in jolly old Saint Nick. And I can understand why. His outfit, for one thing--it's totally outdated. R...

Fax, email to replace letters to Santa Claus?

According to a recent report I read, the post office receives and distributes more mail on December 17th than any other day of the year. The reason? For one, folks are sending off all their Christmas presents--the 17th is a week before Christmas E...

Split families and the holidays

With whom do you spend your holidays? Do you rotate them between your and your spouse's families? Do you hot one set for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas/Hanukkah? What about when divorce is involved? With our families, the holidays become a lit...

Violet Affleck baptized in West Virginia over Christmas

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck visited Jen's family over the holidays. Their one-year-old daughter, Violet, was baptized at a Methodist Church on Christmas Eve. Violet's cousin Alex, a few months younger, was baptized at the same occasion. Jennifer ...

Blogging Baby Sleepover for Sunday, December 24 -- Christmas Eve

For us, having Christmas on a Monday works out well. The garbage will be picked up in the morning so we'll have plenty of room in the cans come the end of the day. Lots of room in the blue can for wrapping paper and empty wine bottles, space in the g...

It's Christmas Eve-Eve!

Back when I was a kid, every year on this day my sister and I would wake up with excitement in our hearts.  "It's Christmas Eve-Eve!" we would exclaim.  "It's the eve before Christmas Eve, and the next day is Christmas day, a...

Christmas Eve: go out with the kids - or hunker down?

TGITFBC - or, Thank God It's the Friday Before Christmas. I have four blissful days off. Even better, our Christmas shopping is DONE. Totally finished. I bought the last tiny drop of presents tonight, and that's all she wrote but for the wrapping. I ...

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