Simple Ways To Make Special Christmas Memories

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I absolutely LOVE traditions and festive happenings this time of year!!! My favorites, however, are the ones that are simple enough to do each and every year, no matter where we are as a family! This has been super important since we have spent Christmases in a variety of situations since having kids. Some we’ve spent at home with just the 3 or 4 of us, some I’ve been in Wyoming with my family and the kids, but without Bob; still others we’ve spent with just his parents or all his family together. With unpredictability and traveling it’s important to have easy, flexible traditions that can be done anywhere.

Just because traditions or things that you do together are simple, doesn’t mean that they won’t be special! In fact I think most often the simple things are the ones that become precious memories! Here are some of the sweet, simple things we do each year so that you can get inspired!

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How To Keep Your Marriage Happy & Hot During the Most Draining Time of The Year–Spice Things Up!

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The “most wonderful time of the year” is usually anything but that for couples! I never realized how hot-spot laden holidays could be until I got married! Suddenly a time which before was just full of fun and traditions now became wrought with tight finances, merging plans, in-laws, travel, and loads of expectations on all sides. Talk about a mine field! The fact that everything is “supposed” to be wonderful can sometimes just add to the trigger points.

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Do A Little Extra For Someone Special This Christmas

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It’s the season of giving!! One of my favorite things about this time of year is being able to give back to those in my life who give so much all year long. This year I wanted to make sure to take some time to really give some Extra special gifts to an extra special person in my life–my mom!

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How To Destress With a Family Movie Night – Guardians of the Galaxy!

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The lights, the music, the presents, the traditions, the recipes!!!

The mess, the chaos, the lines, the noise, the stress!!!

While you know how much I loooove Christmas and all the wonderful things it brings, some years it can be as stressful as it is joyful! That’s why this holiday season in addition to focusing on great gift ideas, gorgeous looks, fun new traditions, and delicious recipes for you to add to your plate; I’ve also decided to dedicate a few posts to getting help from your kids, de-stressing, and how to have fun with your spouse!

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How To Get Your Kids To Help Out Without A Fuss

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The most wonderful time of the year is also usually the busiest and can quickly turn into the most stressful! If you’re in any work field that revolves around retail or service the holidays are the definitely the busiest time of year; plus add to that the extra activities, traditions, decorating, travel, hosting family and friends, and all of a sudden keeping up with the day to day basics can become more than just challenging!

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