Holidays & Entertaining: Child

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Who Does the Holiday Decorating?

Happy holidays everyone! Question here... who does the holiday decorating in your home? Is putting up the Christmas tree a family effort that has evolved into a tradition? While I admit that I may decorate the inside and outside of my home more than the average person, I am feeling like I am a one woman operation. This year I tried to communicate to the hubby that I would like to decorate the tree with our two toddlers together. Needless to say, that didn't happen. I am feeling extra sad about it this year for some reason. I am so...

Family Gathering

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Holiday Gathering Woes

Hello, my husband and I both come from homes with divorced parents. Each side is remarried and they ALL live near us. Holidays are a nightmare as our families think that we should come and visit each side and expect equal time. With the new baby, travleing all day does come easily or lightly but everyone is throwing fits b/c we stated that we would have to split up Christmas and thanksgiving. Does anyone else have this trouble and how did you stand firm. We love our families but the thought of holidays is stressing me out SOO much that...


6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks...


Family Holiday Debate

Hubby and I have been having this debate since we have been married, but it...

Holiday Traditions

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Holiday Tradition Ideas Needed

I would like to start a "family tradition" of buying my son some sort of keepsake item every year for Christmas. I am at a total loss for ideas. The only thing I can think of is a Christmas ornament, which is kind of boring in my opinion. Does anybody have any good ideas? I didn't have anything like this growing up and I want my son to have some sort of collection that he will appreciate as an adult. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks mamas!!!!