Super easy (and free!) advent “calendar”

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Last year after getting tired of the Christmas season appearing out of nowhere and then coming and going before I even realized it, I created A Christmas Bucket List. One of the items on the list was to make sure I had some kind of advent calendar for the kids, so I made this one. I saved […]

It’s the most, annoying tiiiiiiiiiimmme, of the year.

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I ran out of time today, so here is a post I published last year. And no, I haven’t caved yet. I hate the Elf on a Shelf. And I hate pictures of your elf. On a shelf. Or in your cabinet. Or the cookie jar. Or chugging wine and popping pills. Or doing Barbie from […]

The Best Holiday Gifts to Give Your Kid’s Teacher

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Here in Connecticut, it has become pretty much standard procedure for the room moms of elementary school classes to ask the parents of each student in the class for a contribution toward a class gift at Christmas time and also at the end of the year. Sometimes the money goes toward a gift card. But more […]

Third time’s a charm.

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Back in September, I taped a segment for the Dr. Oz Show. It hasn’t aired yet, and I’m not sure when it’s going to air. The build up to that show was pretty huge for me. I hadn’t ever done anything like that before. It was exciting and I was nervous. I’m not really supposed […]

The Asshole is Chuck.

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Sheesh. I would like to make something clear. My Stay At Home Mom Challenge post was not a throw down to working moms. It was not a who-has-it-harder-working-moms-or-stay-at-home-moms kind of thing. Like I said in the post, it was a throw down to the people who question what I do all day and you assholes who think we […]