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COVID Christmas stress

One of my favorite fun holiday movies is Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation. I don’t like to admit it, but I’m a lot like his character, Clark Griswold. I want more than anything to have a perfect Christmas with my loved ones, but no matter how I try to orchestrate it, things always run amuck. Can you relate? Between hosting meals…

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Christmas on a budget

There’s nothing like the holidays. We gather with far-flung family and friends, sample indulgent treats and sing seasonal songs. And then there are the presents. It’s certainly fun getting a well-chosen gift, but even better — watching a loved-one’s face as they open your gift to them.  However, things that we enjoy can also lead to excess. And just like…

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Avoid summer-time blues with these cheap boredom busters! Summer is here, and it is bound to bring the words every mom dreads: I’m bored! It’s a fact – kids may complain about school and long for a break, but long stretches of hot days soon use up the appeal of sleeping in and watching cartoon reruns. If, like me, you…

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