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The Elephant in the Room…Santa Claus

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I’m sorry, but what the hell is up with parents that choose not to trick their kids into believing Santa Claus exists?!? A lot of my mom friends are not perpetuating the Santa Claus myth and I’m surprised, like really? Its super fun as a parent to play along in …

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Go Forth and #Light the World

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For the last few years, my family has followed the LDS #LightTheWorld service calendar during the holidays. The calendar has acts of service for each day in December accompanied by short videos. Some suggestions require a little more effort than others. Most are things that can be done very easily, like “love …

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Home, Home on the Range

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I met my husband Mike when we were both 18 and just starting our adult lives.  He grew up riding horses, cattle ranching, and building barns with his family. All of this was a very different childhood experience from the one I had, where the closest I came to a country lifestyle was …

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Just Call me the Scheduling Queen

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I have succumbed to the mercy of my calendar.  And not just any calendar, but ALL calendars. Being organized is a skill that becomes more and more imperative as I grow older and my family becomes more needy (ahem…involved). I truly feel that most days, I am the master scheduler …

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