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And a Malibu Barbie in a pear tree

I’ve done it again. Every year, I vow in the autumn that I will NOT buy too many Christmas gifts for my girls. “Just a few things they REALLY want,” I say, “and no overindulgence.” Then it comes time, right about now, to take out of the Secret Hiding Place the toys I’ve collected for […]

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Santa gets technical

No blog lately because 1) I’m a mom; and 2) It’s December. While those two things preclude me being on time for anything, they also make me really excited about stuff like this: The Portable North Pole — Santa letters for the 21st century. Go to www.portablenorthpole.com and personalize a video message from Santa, to […]

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Where the Christmas spirit feels free

By now the turkey leftovers are finished, a few decorations are up and the kids are completing their lists for Santa. And you’re thinking, “This is getting expensive.” So you look, as you often do throughout the year, for fun, cheap/free things to do with the kiddies. But when you get there, the festival/show/concert is […]

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