Thrifting Before Christmas: How I Rein in the Clutter

My girls have a lot of crap. And I mean a lot of crap. As much as I try to stay on top of the toys, crafting materials, stuffed animals and dress up clothes, I continuously fail to restrain the clutter. But there is one time each year that I devote an entire day to cleaning out the playroom—and all the other rooms in the house that accumulated toys throughout the year: The day of their birthday party. With two girls so close in age and with birthdays only three…

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Simple, Easy Giving This Holiday Season

Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? Me either. The year flew by! And we, as a family, definitely had our share of ups and downs this year, no doubt. Now, that the holiday season is here, it is time to think about how we can give back. And although we should work on giving back all year long—giving back this holiday season is as important as ever and easier than you think. Gather your stuff and donate it to your local thrift store. Goodwill, for instance, sells…

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Why You Should Consider Adoption

When you think about children what is the first thing that comes to mind? Smiling, laughing, hugs, happiness? Those are all great words to describe the way that kids make us feel. They make us feel loved, appreciated and needed—and it is our job to do the same for them. Although, sometimes a challenge, I will admit. But what about those kids who have never had that return experience of being loved, nurtured, needed and appreciated? Yes, as sad as it is, those kids are out there and there are…

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