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So you jumped ship on the Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas missions and now you’re kicking yourself and possibly your dog, Max. Poor Max. First, don’t stress. Stress stinks like hot chocolate gas–nasty that. Second, stop kicking poor old Max. And don’t yell at your kids. And don’t be mean to your husband or your mother or the poor kid in Kohl’s trying to…

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3 Ways to Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers}

We can no longer deny that Christmas is here! Because it is! Just an aside–if I were Abraham Lincoln, I would have set Thanksgiving a couple weeks earlier. It leaves more time for the Christmas cookies decorations to be out. There are a few things I want to highlight that help make the season bright around here–not that Jesus’ birth needs any brightening, but sometimes…

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This week is the official launch of the Christmas season. If you’ve been following the Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas missions, you’re almost ready and can skate through the month with peace! If you are behind (like me), just jump in where you are. No procrastinating, no yelling at your kids, no blaming your hubby–just jump in joyfully and enjoy the season. This week’s mission…

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We are on week eight of Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas. It’s never too late to jump in! This week is simple. It’s about cookies and cards.   If you’re sending Christmas cards, here’s what you do: EITHER Gather all the Christmas cards leftover from years past–the packages that come with 20 but you only use 17, the freebies in the mail, that one…

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Christmas is just around the corner. Did that statement make you a little queasy? Did your heart start pounding a little faster? Did you instinctively stiffen, bracing yourself for a mad season of busyness during which you would grit your teeth and push just to get through it? Or did you smile and relax deeper into your seat, thinking of the peaceful, joy-filled time of…

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This week’s Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas mission revolves entirely around cards. If you don’t do cards, you’re finished. Congratulations! This is short and sweet…for once. If you haven’t yet, take your family photo. Consider taking it while everyone is together over Thanksgiving weekend and can peek at digitals to decide on a favorite. Regarding cards, there should be some incredible online sales over…

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By now the stores are bursting with Christmasy goodness. While this might offend your not-until-after-Thanksgiving sensibilities, it does assist with this week’s mission. Week 6 of Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas is all about decorating–that doesn’t mean you have to decorate this week. Heaven knows my husband would keel over dead if I decorated before Thanksgiving weekend. He is barely surviving the Christmas music my kids…

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