10 Ways to Prepare for Christmas Now

Christmas…no matter how far away, it’s always close to our hearts! As soon as one Christmas is over, it’s important to reflect. What went well? What needs to be changed? What would you like to add or take away? Here are some tips for preparing for Christmas now:  Buy clearance items  – Everything Christmas is on sale now. Buy your

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40 Kid Friendly Holiday Activities

40 Kid Friendly Holiday Activities It won’t be long until Christmas break is here and many of you are already wondering…What am I going to do with my children? Of course, there is television or video games, but why not make the holiday break special for the kids and for you! Check out these ideas for a fun-filled holiday! Write

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Favorite Holiday Recipes

  Favorite Holiday Recipes  The holidays are fastly approaching and we all love to celebrate with food! If you are looking for new holiday recipes, below are some of my favorites! Bread Stuffing (Serves 4-5 lb Turkey – be sure to make many servings) 4 cups 1/2 inch soft bread cubes 1/4 cup butter or margarine 2 T. minced onion

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Grace’s Table

  Grace’s Table, an organization in Grand Rapids, MI, is a resting place, an anchor, and a firm foundation for teen mothers and their children. Lisa E. Anderson is the founder of Grace’s Table. She opens her home to the women of Kent County every Friday night to nourish their bodies with a good healthy meal and their souls with bible

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A Christmas Gift Exchange Game

  A Christmas Gift Exchange Game – Christmas with the Right Family This week I gathered with a bunch of church friends (my bible study group) to celebrate Christmas with food, fun, and laughs! Our hostess generously donated a few wrapped gifts so we could play the game called “Christmas with the Right Family”. Although I’ve played various versions of

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A Simple Stressless Christmas

  Christmas is approaching. It seems to come faster every year, but please don’t STRESS. Let’s leave the stress out of Christmas this year. Christmas should be a joyful time with family and friends. It was never meant to be for OVER spending, OVER stressing, and OVEReating (LOL). For my family, we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas. Of

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10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Loneliness

10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Loneliness The holiday season is generally thought of as a time of joy and love, but for many people, it’s a time of loneliness. Their loneliness may come from loss of loved ones, separation by physical distance, or through relationship breakups. Empty nesters and the elderly may also suffer loneliness. Whatever the reason, coping

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10 Self-Care Strategies

10 Self-Care Strategies You can’t always control the circumstances that come your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. Taking care of your body, mind, and spirit is important for handling future stress. Implementing the 10 self-care strategies listed below can keep you functioning well, so you are ready for life’s challenges. Make sleep a

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A to Z Travel Tips

After just returning from Guatemala, I’ve had my share of traveling by airplane and bus. What better time to list some travel tips!!! Check out my A to Z travel tips: A – Always pack light! B – Brush; bathing suit C – Camera; clothes; Check-in before arriving at the airport D – Documents E – Earplugs; eye mask F

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