The National Christmas Tree in Washington DC (Photo Credit: TheNationalTree.org) Forget Black Friday. For a lot of people--sentimental types, perha...
I longed for holiday joy but was faced with dread, self-loathing, and self-distrust. How could I be happy when I was a big fat failure? When I recovered, I studied the source of what robbed my holiday joy. I realized that we tend to set rules for ourselves instead of listening to our bodies.
Medical bills were mounting. Kids needed glasses, cars needed repairs, and the dog needed surgery. On top of that, Christmas was almost upon us so presents needed to be purchased.
When it comes to holidays and birthdays, it's not about buying more, it's about buying smart.
Family and friends are pretty good, too, but I'm pretty sure we need to make sure you have your viewing schedule lined up for all those free hours in between meals.
If you are anything like me, you're always looking to hoard more books - especially photography books! When books are forty or fifty dollars or more, ...
Finding the right something isn't about spending as much money as you can reasonably afford -- it's about picking what's most likely to resonate with her, her interests and her style.
The point is, they will be open and requiring employees to clock in and work on a national holiday set aside for people to give thanks with family and friends. It's wrong. Period.
Why do I have to keep Thanksgiving and Christmas separate? Why can't I slog egg nog on Thanksgiving while screeching out Christmas carols, eating my cheese ball, enjoying my lights twinkling on the Christmas tree AND being grateful for everything I have in my life?
"This year I am giving the gift of travel. I am taking my family to Thailand with a quick trip tagged on to Hong Kong. Travel is how I learn and I am able to come back to the restaurant feeling inspired.
When you think of the technology that's at our fingertips today, it seems Santa could really come through with a few items that would be helpful not only to me, but to mothers everywhere.
Giving to others gives us pleasure. It makes us happier people which in turn leads us to give more which makes us even happier and... you get the picture.
Dusting and changing bed sheets are nice, but, to bring your best hostess game, you've got to go all out holiday inn, and create the perfect cozy space in your home for guests to feel welcome and comfortable.
Every year, Reneé Smith's family draws names for their Christmas gift exchange. It just so happened that in 2012, it was Reneé's turn to buy a gift for her sister-in-law Patti.
In its annual "Friend or Foe of Christmas" campaign, the Liberty Counsel, a right-wing Florida-based organization, is targeting The Denver Post for allegedly banning newspaper carriers from writing "Marry Christmas" on holiday cards that they give to newspaper subscribers.
Every year when stores start blasting Christmas music even before I've finished the Halloween candy, I whine about rushing the season. But when I walked into the grocery store last week and heard Jingle Bells, I thought: ornaments!