Christmas

Christmas is More than Big Presents and Fancy Decorations

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Christmas isn’t about the big presents and the fancy decorations. It also isn’t about cramming in as many holiday activities and festivities during the month of December as you possibly can. It isn’t about having the biggest Christmas party, or the biggest tree. Instead, Christmas …

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Complicated Families Can Make For Holiday Complications

As our families get more complicated, so do the holidays. Today’s families no longer consist of Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids, and one or two adoring grandparents. Instead, you’re dealing with ex-spouses, their new partners, and a mix of children, step-children, along with various half-brothers and sisters. With that comes a lot of complications to your …

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3 Tips for Dealing with Family Issues During the Holidays

Families can be a wonderful blessing, or they can be a major pain during the holidays. Let’s be honest, they can be both at the same time. The stress of the Christmas season, combined with the fact that we see more of each other than during the rest of the year, can bring any tension …

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The Danger of Coveting a Magazine Christmas

They are now filling your social media feeds, Pinterest, your favorite magazine, and holiday ads on TV: perfect versions of Christmas. While they are nice to look at and can provide inspiration for your own holiday decorating, cooking, and gift-giving, there’s a hidden danger in these perfect depictions of Christmas that can create stress and …

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