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Mocktails

Mocktail Recipes for the Holidays

Growing up, I always felt so special when my dad or one of my grandpas ordered a Shirley Temple for me. Back then, I had never heard of mocktails, but I enjoyed having my own fancy drink at a family celebration or holiday event. This certainly didn’t happen every time we went out to eat. But […]

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Finding Joy in New Traditions

I woke up on the morning after Thanksgiving feeling uneasy. Surprisingly, it wasn’t because of the three helpings of turkey, mashed potatoes, heaping globs of stuffing, and other tasty sides I had indulged in the day before (although I’m sure that wasn’t helping anything — especially my waistline).  No. My reason? The day after Thanksgiving arrived, […]

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Nashville craft fairs and holiday markets

Nashville Craft Fairs and Holiday Markets :: Shop Small for the Holidays

Its that time of year again — when the plastic on our credit cards begins to look a little worn and we begin entering our personal identification numbers into imaginary keyboards in our dreams. One of my favorite things about Christmas? Attending all the local to Nashville craft fairs and holiday markets! It’s so fun to […]

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Creating Holiday Boundaries

Do the words “boundaries” and “holidays” make your cringe? Because, in your head, they equal confrontations and hurt feelings? Yeah. Me too. Holidays are great for making fun memories with your loved ones. But they also mean juggling where to spend your time with family. Whether you live in the same town as your parents […]

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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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