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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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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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Don’t Let Distractions at Holiday Time Get You Down

Loaded down with holiday packages, Steve braces himself against the bitter wind as he searches the mall parking lot for his car. When he finally reaches his sedan, he sets a large box on the roof and digs into his … Continue reading

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UNPLUG for the holidays

You’re putting the turkey in the oven or running out the door to get to Thanksgiving dinner and the phone rings. Should you answer? Consider unplugging for the holidays so that you can focus on and enjoy close friends and … Continue reading

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