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When Your Child is Scared of Santa

Our soon to be three year old is scared of Santa. Terrified might actually be a more fitting description. The past two years, her Santa pictures have ended in genuine fear, screaming, and tears. When we dare walk near Santa in the mall, she climbs up me or my husband and buries her head to avoid seeing him. […]

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Shopping with Purpose this Holiday Season

I’m going to be honest with you. Most years, my primary concern when it came to Christmas shopping was efficiency. If it couldn’t be purchased from Amazon and delivered within the two-day window promised by a Prime membership? It probably wasn’t going to be found under our tree. I still support that as a completely valid way of fulfilling the […]

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Surviving Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are rapidly approaching. As everyone seems to gear up with holiday cheer, the season marks a looming sore spot for those who are grieving. Whether you grieve the loss of a loved one or the loss of a marriage, grief is the unwelcome guest at every holiday occasion for some of us.  I’m all […]

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Where to See Holiday Lights in Nashville!

One of my very favorite childhood memories is piling into my grandparents’ car with my family and driving through the countryside around our small town to see Christmas lights. I can still hear my grandfather singing along with Elvis’s Blue Christmas while I took care of the “oooooohs” from the back seat. Year after year, it […]

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In Defense of Christmas Presents

Let’s talk about Christmas. Specifically? Let’s talk about Christmas with a kid old enough to get excited about Christmas. Because, y’all. I’ve waited nearly THREE DECADES for this! Okay. That’s slight hyperbole considering I didn’t truly start thinking about what it would be like to watch my child’s face light up brighter than the fake pre-lit […]

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