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Cooking Disasters are Frequent in this House

Oh, the cooking of the holiday family meal. The joy, the happiness, the horror. I have memories of cooking the big meal with my mom. My brother and sister and I would each have different jobs, and she would take care … Continue reading

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Assembly Required – On Christmas Toy Setup

Christmas toys. They come in boxes. They look small and tidy. And easy. They lie. Take the teeny, tiny trampoline I got for my girls for Christmas this year, for example. It came in a small, flat box, it’s only … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Kids – The Great Cleanup

Problem: Santa came and left a humongous mess in your house. Wrapping toys, boxes all around. It’s overwhelming, and PS your kids do not want to help you tidy it up. Welp, too bad, amirite? Solution: First, come to grips with the fact that … Continue reading

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No one likes wax beans, generic Kraft Dinner, and apple beverage

This post comes from a good friend of mine, Ani Perrault. She wrote it years ago, and I read it then. I reread it every year. Why? It is, quite simply, the best thing I’ve ever seen on the internet. … Continue reading

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Moment of the Week – Gingerbread House

This year, my girls were dexterous and calm enough for us to attempt a gingerbread house. I’m glad we did.            

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Recipe Monday – Christmas Cookies

For this recipe Monday, let’s just recap a few cookie recipes with new pictures! First, anisette cookies. These came out better than last year’s! I cooked the whole batch this year, and ended up with nine dozen cookies. RECIPE: Next … Continue reading

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Preschool Pointers – 17: How to Hide Presents

Problem: You went out shopping for your kids’ Christmas presents, and you think, man, they’ll never check here! (At four, my kids aren’t looking for presents specifically. They’re into the Santa thing, hook, line and sinker.) But they will check there, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree: Kid Style

Well, I’ve always admired those classy, themed Christmas trees, with color schemes and expensive ornaments. Too bad for me, since I’ll not see one of those for, oh, thirty years. All our ornaments are plastic (now…we had a dicey year … Continue reading

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All This Mom Wants for Christmas

Dear Santa, I have been an incredibly good girl this year. I haven’t accidentally killed or maimed my children, I steam cleaned the carpets at least one time, I do the dishes every damn day, and I put up with … Continue reading

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Recipe Monday – Easiest Fudge Ever

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