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The top of your holiday to-do list: breathe.

How is the holiday season treating you so far?  Already wiped out?  Christmas can easily become such a stressful time of year – too many events and not enough blank boxes on the calendar, too many people on the gift-giving list and not enough in the wallet.  Too many expectations, real or perceived, and not (read more…)

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Link love :: Kick off the Christmas season with simple home decor

Photo by Gaëtan Bourque I love decorating for Christmas starting the first weekend after Thanksgiving.  Something about all the food and family puts me in the mood to dust off the Christmas carols and start adorning our home with the spirit of the season. We’ve got two basic guidelines for holiday decor: If at all (read more…)

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Shop NOW for the holidays, while there’s plenty of time

Today is officially six weeks until Christmas, if you can believe it. You may notice a whole slew of stores and shops featured on the right-hand side – these are all businesses endorsed by Simple Mom for the holiday season. From now until Christmas, I’ll be highlighting a few of these cottage industries every week. (read more…)

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Create, order, buy (or win!) your holiday cards in plenty of time

This giveaway is now closed. The first giveaway for November comes to you from one great company and from, well, yours truly.  And it also happens to coincide with the next project in the 12 Weeks to Prepare for Christmas series. Now’s the best time to start working on your holiday card plans.  These days, (read more…)

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This Halloween, lower the sugar intake

Halloween is the pinnacle for many kids.  You get to dress up, run around, and when you ask people for candy, they just give it to you – what could be better? Maybe that’s the kids’ perspective, but if you’re like me, you tremble at the thought of that much sugar running through your little (read more…)

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