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How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

How to Survive Your First Christmas After Divorce

Written by on December 12, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Divorce Care Tips, Resilience with 2 Comments

The first family Christmas after getting divorced is difficult, especially if your ex-spouse wants the kids on Christmas Day. These suggestions for surviving a divorced family Christmas aren’t easy tips or secrets that will erase the pain for you or your kids, but they may help you get through the holidays. The most important thing […]

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10 Most Expensive Gifts on Amazon – and 10 Affordable Alternatives

10 Most Expensive Gifts on Amazon – and 10 Affordable Alternatives

Written by on December 7, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Gift Giving Tips with 2 Comments

A diamond necklace is one of the most expensive products that Amazon sells.[/caption] Money can’t buy love, but it can buy quality. This list of the most luxurious, expensive gifts on Amazon will help you figure out what to give a loved one, because they include the alternatives you can afford to buy. You don’t […]

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Gifts for People With Cancer – Don’t Make Them Feel Like “Patients”

Gifts for People With Cancer – Don’t Make Them Feel Like “Patients”

Written by on December 7, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Gift Giving Tips with 2 Comments

What do you give someone with cancer? These gift ideas and tips won’t make people feel like “cancer patients”, yet they encourage healing and balance. “I suspect that the most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen,” writes Rachel Naomi Remen in Kitchen Table Wisdom. “Just listen.  Perhaps the most […]

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Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Him and Her

Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Him and Her

Written by on December 6, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Gift Giving Tips with 0 Comments

Digging through a Christmas stocking stuffed with wee holiday surprises is the best part of Christmas morning! Here are a few dozen ideas for Christmas stocking stuffers for him and her, or her and her, or him and him. The Christmas stocking is almost as important as the “real” Christmas gifts under the tree. The […]

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10 Ways to Simplify Christmas Parties and Gift Giving

10 Ways to Simplify Christmas Parties and Gift Giving

Written by on December 5, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Cooking & Dinner Parties with 0 Comments

An hour ago on his radio show, Steven Quinn talked about how stressful Christmas has become. With these best tips for simplifying Christmas dinners, parties, and gift giving, your holidays won’t be something to dread. These ideas will help you simplify the holiday season and make Christmas easy. One of my favorite Christmas gift tips […]

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How Do You Survive the Holidays After a Loved One Dies?

How Do You Survive the Holidays After a Loved One Dies?

Written by on November 16, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Grief & Recovery Tips with 2 Comments

The holiday season can be heartbreaking when you’re mourning the death of a loved one. How do you get out of bed – much less buy Christmas gifts, go to parties, and experience “the joy of the season” – after someone close to you dies? When my grandma died, all I wanted to do was […]

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White Elephant Gift Exchange – Rules and Gift Ideas

White Elephant Gift Exchange – Rules and Gift Ideas

Written by on November 9, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Gift Giving Tips, Party Tips with 5 Comments

A White Elephant Gift Exchange is the best way to jazz up a holiday party! These White Elephant rules and gift ideas are the best on the internet. This is my favourite party “game” (I hate games) because it’s full of surprises, steals, and super deals. The best gift I ever got at a White […]

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6 Ways to Get Out of a Boring Conversation at a Party

6 Ways to Get Out of a Boring Conversation at a Party

Written by on November 7, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Party Tips with 0 Comments

These tips for ending boring conversations at holiday dinners or parties aren’t about excusing yourself. Rather, these tips are meant to help you enjoy talking to anyone about anything. Sometimes you can’t abandon a conversation – maybe you’re sitting at a dinner table or someone has asked you to talk to this person for a […]

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16 Christmas Party Themes for Work or Home – Meaningful and Fun

16 Christmas Party Themes for Work or Home – Meaningful and Fun

Written by on November 3, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Holiday Season Tips, Party Tips with 1 Comment

Here lies a wide variety of themes for Christmas holiday parties – funny, meaningful, traditional, interesting, and yummy. We’ll start with Operation Christmas Child and end an Ugly Christmas Sweater or Pantsuit party theme (which I admit isn’t very original…but it is funny!). Christmas is the focus for these holiday ideas, but they can be […]

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What to Give Your Husband for Christmas – 9 Creative Gift Tips

What to Give Your Husband for Christmas – 9 Creative Gift Tips

Written by on October 13, 2012 in Christmas Holiday Tips, Gift Giving Tips with 1 Comment

These Christmas gift ideas for husbands are creative because they range from free passes to financial freedom. But, my favorite gifts for husbands are toys (and my husband definitely agrees!). If your husband is a wine enthusiast, read 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers. These creative Christmas gift tips don’t include alcohol or food… “One […]

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