Monthly Archives: December 2010

Confessions of an Over-Tired “Kitchen Goddess”

The photo shows my kitchen after an over the top holiday dinner for twenty-two family and friends. For days before the holiday, I straightened the house, shopped for gifts and groceries, and cooked up a storm. At the appointed hour, … Continue reading

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Saying “no” (nicely) to children during the holiday season shopping frenzy

According to the preteen and teens in the family, Champs is the place for athletic shoes.  The kids were excited to see the celebrity-inspired styles. There were some in red, electric blue and black patent leather.  The eleven-year old said, … Continue reading

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Stress and Holiday Shopping

Given our already hectic lives, the onslaught of pressures triggered by holiday shopping brings an inordinate amount of stress to many.  It seems that there is no way out. If you go to stores and malls, often in cold or … Continue reading

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December Holidays, Nostalgia, and the Lurking Stress Demon

December is devoted to the Stress Demon. The holiday season puts even more scheduling, balancing, and financial strain on our already stressed-out lives.  Time-consuming, extra tasks may involve shopping, decorating, meal preparation, year-end business chores, and travel. In addition, there … Continue reading

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