True Confessions of a Mom: It’s Tradition

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in ,

True Confessions of a Mom:  It’s Tradition

    Confessions of a Mom:  It’s Tradition   “It’s Tradition” is a phrase that I grew up with.  When my sister or I would ask why we were doing something my mother would say “it’s tradition”.  When we asked why we had to go somewhere for Christmas, we were told “it’s tradition”.  That response was taken at face value.  No other explanation was needed and we didn’t ask further.  It was if this word TRADITION was shrouded in some sort of deep mystery that we...

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Safe Toys and Gifts

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in

Safe Toys and Gifts

Christmas is two weeks away and you’re probably either finishing up or even just starting to shop for the loved ones in your life. If you have little ones at home that you are shopping for, there are many safety regulations you should keep in mind before hitting the toy stores this holiday season. December is safe toys and gifts month, we want to share with you some safety tips to ensure you have a joyful and safe holiday! • Inspect all toys before purchasing or giving to...

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Candle with Care this Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in ,

Candle with Care this Holiday Season

Candles are a big part of holiday celebrations for most people. In my home we have many holiday scented candles that I light almost every night. Some people use them for decorations and others use them as part as a religious ritual. Regardless of what you are using them for, did you know that 12% of home fires occur in December due to candles? That is 1.5 times the monthly average of 8%, according to the National Fire Prevention Association. Here are some facts about candle...

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The 12 Scams of Christmas

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in

Tis the season to be careful. While you’re hitting the mall, online shopping or traveling this holiday season stay aware of the most common scams that happen during Christmas time. Learn how to avoid the Grinch this time of year! On the first scam of Christmas the Grinch gave to me: A Not-so-merry mobile app- Official-looking shopping applications for your phone could be a scam designed to steal or send out your personal data. Only download apps from official app stores and...

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How much does a partridge in a pear tree cost?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in

Are you thinking about getting your true love all the gifts from the classic 12 days of Christmas song? Unless you want to spend $107,300 you might want to rethink it. Let’s be honest when is the last time someone asked for six geese a-laying or seven swans’ a-swimming? But at one point in time these were popular presents. Take a look at the up to date prices for each of the items in the 12 days of Christmas song… Partridge: $15 Pear Tree: $190 Two turtle doves: $125 Three...

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