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"right this very minute!" Bring on Christmas! It may only be early November, but I have my Lifetime Christmas Movie on while I am snuggled up in my bed with some coffee. Christmas is without a doubt my favorite season...
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year. After what felt like an eternity of deathly heat in New Orleans, fall is finally here and it is no longer unbearable to be outdoors. Halloween whizzed past us....
This year for Thanksgiving, my little family of three did a first! And after enjoying it so much, I think everyone should try it at least once. If you’ve seen any of my posts or read my bio, you know...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LCMC Health Urgent Care. Holiday Health: Put it on Your List This Season The holidays are here, you’re busy and the last thing you need is for you or one of your family members to...
What I’ve learned most about shopping on Black Friday is that you either LOVE it or loathe it. Starting by October, our emails are filled with Black Friday promotions. It seems like every year the sales start earlier. Back...
What is Friendsgiving? Friendsgiving is generally hosting a Thanksgiving meal among friends a week before the actual holiday. I've been doing Friendsgiving for a few years now, and I can officially attest that every person needs to experience a Friendsgiving at...
We all know of the eternal Holiday power struggle between Christmas and Halloween. November is a sort of no man’s land where Christmas enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to put out their decorations, and Halloween fans are lamenting...
Pressing my Potluck I brought store-bought spinach dip to my company Thanksgiving potluck. I’m not sorry about it. I know what you’re thinking: “So what? People bring store-bought items to potlucks regularly. This isn’t a big deal.” Yes, that’s true....
There are two types of people in this world: those who LOVE anything pumpkin spiced and those who don’t. I fall in the latter category. Sure, I like a good pumpkin muffin or pumpkin bread, but that’s about where it...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. Creating Holiday and Family Rituals with Your Children As holidays approach, the demands on families increase dramatically. But what children need from parents is time and attention, which may be in...
By day 2 of the week long Thanksgiving break, my children were bouncing off the walls and my nerves were beyond shot. My kids were bored and kept on asking what we were doing every day. I guess the...
I Love My Kids, But Thanksgiving Kicked My Butt I am a working mom. I work full time. Five days a week. So when the Thanksgiving break arrived, I was excited for what I consider the kick off of the...
The Five Golden Rules to Surviving the Holidays with Your In-laws As the frenzy of Thanksgiving draws to an end, I would like to share a story about my relationship with my in-laws. I'm not from here. And apparently, it's...
Throughout my life, the holidays have always been just like the song - the most wonderful time of the year. We had so many traditions that you would think we were the Claus family. Every moment from November through...