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Glitzy Christmas Wonderland

Once Thanksgiving day has come and gone  you know Christmas is truly almost here, but time seems to slip away faster as your gift buying, baking & to do list grows longer.  There’s so much more you want to be busy with than pulling everything out to decorate so you can all bask in the glitzy Christmas wonderland.  My client was ecstatic to have her whole family together on her favorite holiday for the first time in over 5 years! So, I quickly channeled my inner Elf and to work I went on creating a cozy space for all of them to…

More toys do not equal more fun.

This holiday season consider filling your time together with more activities instead of more things. The whole holiday experience does not have to revolve around opening gifts and receiving more toys to clutter your children’s lives. Try making breakfast together Christmas morning or spending the morning making gifts for others. Watch a Christmas movie together or play a family game. This article by Laurel Moglen explains that wonderfully. It suggests lowering your children’s expectations of gifts and raising their expectations of activity and time spent together. Do more toys and gifts really create more happiness for your children? Stand in the…