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The Experience

One of my favorite holiday traditions of the last few years has been forgoing tangible Christmas gifts in favor of purchasing a shared experience. With that in mind. I have been buying my mom, sister and myself a wreathmaking class … Continue reading

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Rethink your Gifting Traditions

Rethink your gifting traditions. A lot of people’s finances have been impacted over the past couple of years. Consider a white elephant or Secret Santa exchange to pare down the number of people on your list.

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Outside the Box

Let’s think outside the card box and have some fun. Let’s dig back though pictures that show our happiest times- when we were jumping in water, running across lawns, piled together on the sofa and all shouting “cheese!” Let’s throw … Continue reading

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Love of a Sibling

My joyful, bright, freckle-faced younger brother was voted “Joe High School” in his yearbook. Less affable, more opinionated, I was voted “Most Likely to be Heard.” But decades later, no noise could stop the addiction Matt developed to prescription OxyContin. … Continue reading

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God’s Plan

My mother shared with me how she chose not to attend college so she could marry my father in the 1960s, but she always held on to her dream of becoming a home economics teacher. Three children later, though she … Continue reading

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