Monday Musings for the New Year

monday musings on scaling back

Since my husband and kids are still on vacation, I’m struggling to get back in the swing of blogging for the new year.  It doesn’t help that my youngest son has taken over my favorite comfy writing chair, leaving me floating between the edge of my bed and the dining room table.

I’ve gotten all the Christmas decorations down.  All but one box of them are already stashed back where they belong. It felt really good to have Christmas packed and put away before the New Year began.  But it feels like I need to finish out the Christmas stuff with YOU before I can move forward into the New Year.

I’ll tell you up front, this was a tough Christmas for us. [Read more…]

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Keeping It Real (Santa, of course)

how to keep santa real

As I’ve mentioned previously, keeping Santa real in my house has gotten kind of elaborate.

Ironically, I don’t EVER recall believing in Santa as a kid. It just wasn’t something my mom encouraged. I’ve only tried to make Santa real for my kids because I thought it was what my husband wanted.

With no real experience of how normal families keep Santa alive in their homes, I kind of invented stuff as I went.

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