Be Happier in the New Year

Is this going to be your year? As we leave another year behind and turn to a fresh new year, ...
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Bucking the Boxing Day Trend

Alternatives to the Boxing Day shopping trend Do you go shopping on Boxing Day? Battle the crowds for a deal? ...
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Mom & Dad’s Holiday Survival Guide – Top 7 Tips

1. Take physical safety precautions: Young children are at-risk of eating poisonous holiday plants (mistletoe, poinsettias, and holly berries). Keep ...
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5 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress

Are those bells ringing in your ears a sign of holiday cheer or a sign of too much stress? Don't ...
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Hot Holiday Drink Recipes

After a night out caroling with friends and/or relatives, invite everyone back to your house to help trim your Christmas ...
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Beating the Holiday Stress, Stepmom Style

The holidays are fast approaching. I can hear the chaos and calamity right behind me now, can you? My instinct ...
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Happy Holidays with Teens

There is no doubt that children "make" the holidays. There is nothing like the smile on a child's face, as ...
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Choosing Christmas Gifts For Your Child

The other day a friend and I were enjoying a cup of tea when she picked up a brochure from ...
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Ham Ball Recipe

These are so easy and delicious! They are a favourite at our family Christmas Eve parties, but are good for ...
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Easy Holiday Dip Recipes

For busy people who need to bring a dish for the next holiday party. The Christmas season is often a busy ...
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Holiday Mocktail Recipes

What if your party includes children, people who just prefer to not drink alcohol, and designated drivers? With holiday celebrations ...
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Involving the Kids in the New Year Celebration

A lot of New Years Eve activities are adult oriented. But what if you want to spend the evening celebrating ...
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Once a Month Cooking – The Turkey Plan

Turkey is a far more versatile meat than most of us think. Many people relegate it to holidays and "leftovers", ...
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Holiday Leftover Ideas

The holidays are a time for friends, family, and good, old-fashioned home cooking. Who can resist the tempting smells coming ...
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Easy Does It Christmas Food

Since both my husband and I have family to see at Christmas time, we spend time with his family at ...
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A Tasty Holiday Tradition

Every year, right after Thanksgiving, I fill my grocery cart with delectable goodies that will fill my kitchen with wonderful ...
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Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Do you have a friend or relative who is hard to shop for but loves coffee? Give them a gift ...
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Christmas Dinner for Your Baby!

Who says baby has to eat the same old jar baby foods for Christmas. After all, Christmas is that one ...
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Poinsettia Selection and Care

The poinsettia is the official holiday plant. Many of us either buy one, or are given one as a gift, ...
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12 Days of Holiday Organizing

Countdown to A Successful Celebration It's that time of year again: the holidays are almost upon us. We know it ...
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White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Shortbread

This recipe is quickly becoming a family favourite for Christmas. If you like shortbread, I bet you will add this ...
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Right-Now Holiday Sanity Savers

Getting through the holidays with your sanity intact doesn’t have to be Mission Impossible. But it will take you being ...
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Easy Christmas Home Style

Fill your largest vase or pitcher with branches of red berries for instant impact. Be sure to keep them where ...
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The Better Christmas Letter

We have approached the time of year that sends many of us to our computers to wax poetic about the ...
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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

'Tis the season! At your home, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care.... the nativity scene is on ...
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Learn to Make an Apple Wreath

Do you remember the last time you were in someone's home that had an apple pie baking in the oven? ...
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Staying in the Holiday Spirit

The end of the year holiday time can be exiting and joyous, or saddening and lonely. How you experience the ...
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The Christmas Dress – A Christmas Story

From the time I was a very little girl, I had always loved to watch my big sister, Loretta, when ...
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Simple Stress Free Holiday Gift Baskets

The holidays seem to always add extra stress to life. As much as we try to enjoy ourselves it is ...
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You Know It’s Christmas When…

Your children miraculously start to be very well behaved. You start to hate the sound of Little Drummer Boy with ...
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The Joy of the Season

The Christmas holiday season should be a time of great joy. A time when we remember all those things which ...
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Help! I Can’t Afford Chrismas!

The less money you have to spend on Christmas, the earlier you have to get started. Bargains go quickly, as ...
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Holiday Tips For Step-families: Let Go Of The “Brady Bunch” Fantasy!

When Bill and I first formed our step-family, I had many fantasies about how our family would behave like the ...
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Holiday Season Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging people to look for and eliminate potential dangers from holiday lights ...
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Little-known Tips for Easy Holiday Baking

Are you wondering if you have the time to bake homemade Christmas cookies this year? Every year at about this ...
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Holiday Soul Snacks

Soul Snacks are spontaneous time-outs: creative ways you can nurture your spirit in 15 minutes or less. Here's a week's ...
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Frugal and Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping

Opening all those packages under the tree is one of the most enjoyable parts of a holiday celebration--a part that ...
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Christmas Traditions and their Origins

Father Christmas Call him what you will, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, St. Nicholas - children all over the world will ...
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Give Away: A New Holiday Tradition

As the holidays approach this year and gift-giving (and shopping) begins, I can recognize one true fact: My kids don't ...
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Christmas Cookie Decorating 101

Many bakers ask for tips and instructions on decorating cookies. Well that’s a tall order because there are as many ...
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How to Entice Kids to Share During the Holidays

So many people gripe about the commercialisation of Christmas (or Hanukkah, or whatever one celebrates at the end of the ...
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9 Common Holiday Dangers and How To Avoid Disaster

As we all know many accidents happen in the home all year round, but at this time of year when ...
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Fathers and Holidays

This year, it's going to be different. Like many fathers, I've felt a bit disconnected from the holiday season. It's ...
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Frugal Holiday Fun with Kids!

With the holidays just around the corner, why not try out some new crafts with the children? You might just ...
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Making Baby’s First Christmas a Safe Christmas

Baby's first Christmas is undeniably a special occasion. There's something about a baby in the home that makes this family-oriented ...
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Holiday Safety Checklist

Only weeks ago we were at the mall desperately seeking Halloween costumes when what to our astounded eyes appeared? No, ...
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10 Ways to Keep Your Expectations From Making You Crazy This Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time! Everyone is full of good cheer, the milk of human kindness and 20 pounds of ...
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Tree Decorations the Kids Can Make

In so many homes Christmas decorating is taken entirely away from the children. Some parents may set up a small ...
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Got Kids? Holiday Decor with Safety in Mind

Do you wonder how you're going to safely decorate for the upcoming holidays with preschoolers in your home? Here are ...
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Make Christmas Gift Wrap With Kids

Christmas is coming! We all know what that means....a busy time for families & lots of presents to wrap. If ...
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Christmas Finnish Coffee Bread

This moist and flavorful bread has been served in our home on Christmas morning for many years, and our grown ...
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Ginger Cookie Recipes

One of my favorite cookie flavors - ginger. When we think of ginger cookies we usually think of the traditional ...
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Writing the Perfect Christmas Letter

I don't know about you, but I always look forward to receiving Christmas letters from family and friends during the ...
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What to Do When You Are Alone for the Holidays

Being alone for the holidays is a major challenge for many people. Holidays often conjure images of family, of warmth ...
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Easy Shortbread Cookies

1 cup soft butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 1/2 cups sifted flour Preheat oven to 300F. Thoroughly mix butter and ...
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How to Make More Money

Could you use a little more cold, hard cash? Who couldn't? Generate (or free up) some quick bucks with these ...
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Leftover Turkey Casserole

Turkey Casserole is a delicious way to use those turkey leftovers! 2 cups uncooked rice 3 ½ cups water ¼ ...
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121 Fun Sayings For Simple Gifts

All of the following are cute little sayings I have compiled, that go with a particular gift item. Do just ...
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Thinking outside the Christmas Gift Box

Making a list... Checking it twice...? This is the time of year when we find ourselves chewing on the pencil, ...
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Winter Time Fun with Kids!

Winter is the time of year when many of us, due to inclement weather, are forced to stay inside. If ...
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