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Top 10 Things From 2010 That Changed My Life

…) and financial problems. So here it is- the big stuff and the little stuff that made a difference for me and my family in 2010: 1. My bittersweet moment. This is when it’s hard and wonderful at the same time. I’m changing from seeing myself as “mommy” for the past 18 years to…mom, friend, counselor, guide- oh, I don’t know. 2. Family Cleaning Night. Yes, I’m saying cleaning changed my life, but when w…


Family Traditions: Why Are They Important?

I love family traditions. They were very important to me growing up. I remember being very proud to tell my friends that our family always did this or that and I counted on the holidays being the same each year- even serving the same foods. Even now I think back on things I looked forward to each year with a fondness that helps me remember and appreciate my family- even those who are long gone. So when Brian and I started our family, it was ver…


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Handmade Gifts: A Dozen Gift Basket Ideas

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…you are into wood carving, go for it. I have given homemade gifts for Christmas since I married and my extended family joined the bandwagon soon after. We give one “family gift” to each family- only the children get individual gifts. Needless to say, this cuts down on a lot of expense and stress. My favorite gifts to give, by far, are themed baskets or containers and I try to keep them to $10 or under. Here are 12 gift basket ideas t…


Family Cleaning Night

…To be honest, I just felt like I was running around all day trying to get everything done while the rest of the family dirtied everything up. So when my sister-in-law said their family had a “cleaning night,” I grasped the idea like a woman grabbing a lifesaver (oh, how I wish I had thought of it, but I’m so glad she did!). And yeah, I guess I wasn’t feeling “appreciated” and I hoped when they saw (and felt) w…


Family Traditions: Now and Throughout The Year

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…forward to doing with our families- both immediate and extended. Our desire is to make memories that will last a lifetime. Which is wonderful – but let’s not forget about family traditions we can create all year long as well. In the spirit of the season, then, it seems a perfect time to rework our Family Traditions Idea List created last year during our Family Traditions series, updated and annotated with notes and links! I used ideas…


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Family Traditions Around The Table

Some of the most important traditions our family has occur around our table. Food draws people together and creates an environment of nurturing and comfort. We use our time around the table to socialize our kids (one of our favorite things is to explain our emphasis on table manners by having them imagine visiting a future girlfriend/boyfriend’s family…and they get that!), find out about them, discuss our values and what’s goi…


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