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Ah…the holiday hustle is here.  The December dash is in full swing and while the to-do list is mostly filled with fun time guzzlers like merry-making errands, seasonal soirees, and hall-decking, I’m still finding myself in a festive frenzy,...
You know those sweet friends you run into and say “Hey! Let’s catch up soon!” But then you don’t catch up soon because there is just not enough time in the day? Or the ones who were your best...
The bulk of my holiday shopping is, sadly, for men. Buying gifts for women is delightful. Buying gifts for men is the pits. The men in my life, whom I love dearly, have a Grinch-like attitude towards obligatory gift...
Holidays are intense. The word 'holiday' actually means "holy day." These are days and seasons where we encounter the sacredness of life no matter what we believe about God. It is a time of year where happiness and love...
  Having toys in your home is a necessity when you have kids. Yes, they will play with a cardboard box for much longer and that is far cheaper than toys, but the toys are necessary. Plus, as a parent,...
With the holidays coming up, we are preparing for our annual trip to visit my husband’s family in Kansas City. I'm usually a bit nervous about keeping my young kids entertained during the road trip and trying to keep...
4:00 a.m. - My alarm is set for 5:00 a.m. to work out, but I am wide awake so I decide to get out of bed and finish my workout early. I complete a quick weights circuit in our...
A few years back, my mother gifted my kids with their very own Elf-on-the-Shelf. My reaction was mixed--on the one hand, I loved the idea of creating a new holiday tradition with my kids, but on the other hand,...
This content is sponsored by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.  The holidays are upon us! Why not celebrate with your family at the beautiful Powell Hall? This December and beyond, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has numerous family-friendly concerts that...
"I went to the ER tonight. They found a mass and they think it's cancer." I read the text from my dad and immediately the lump caught in my throat and stuck there. I went home to my husband,...

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