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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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Don’t Miss The Unbelievables Christmas Extragavanza at the Eldorado Through Dec. 31!

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is going to holiday shows, and the Eldorado never fails to offer a fabulous holiday show. This year’s show, The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza, not only lived up to their reputation, but it is a completely unique show that is great for …

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The War Isn’t Over: We Still Need to Fight for New Schools after WC-1 Passed

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A little over a year ago, our community banded together and ensured that WC-1 passed to fund new schools and significant repairs for older schools in our growing community. 57% of voters supported this initiative. I don’t know about you, but I’m beyond frustrated to have learned that the battle …

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3 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Hot During the Holidays

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Dinner isn’t the only thing that needs to stay hot around the holidays. You can be married for all of ten seconds and fully grasp how hellish the holidays can be on your relationship. Your time, your energy, and your resources are going to everyone and everything other than your …

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Five Unexpected Benefits of a Family Sport/Hobby/Activity

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About two years ago, I enrolled my 4 1/2-year-old son in martial arts.  Nine months later his 7-year-old sister hopped in.  The following month, my husband and I were hooked, and the following month my 9-year-old daughter joined in.  This month, my last born turned 4 and now he too, …

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