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Ways to be more intentional and minimal about gift giving

12 Ways To Be More Intentional and Minimal About Gift-Giving

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s the only time of the year when I can tolerate snow and cold, and I feel festive for a solid month. I want to spend my time with my friends and family, decorating the tree, going to ugly sweater parties, driving around to see the lights, […]

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The Power of “Yes”

A few weeks ago while getting ready for work and daycare on a Tuesday morning I realized that my nearly-four-year-old “big boy” was extra clingy, extra whiny, and overall extra needy. The child who the week before had proudly shown off the fact that he could put on his own shoes AND socks was now […]

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How to Simplify Gift-Giving and Have a Meaningful Christmas

‘Tis the season for toys! Your kids have sent their letters to Santa, wish lists have been made, and commercials have thoroughly bombarded everyone with new ideas for stuff we didn’t know we needed. Whether you exchange gifts on one night, eight, or literally every time you see a family member or friend between Halloween […]

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