Tag Archives: Christmas

Are You Relieved The Holidays Are Over?

I used to feel a let down in January after the hustle and bustle of the holidays were over.  But at the same time, I also felt a tremendous relief because they were over and life would be quieter for … Continue reading

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What We Learned This Christmas

Thank you all for reading and commenting on yesterday’s post.  It helped me so much to write and to vent in a safe place so that I could process what was going on from all different levels.  In the aftermath … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup

My kid is sick and I’m feeling yucky too.  I think we’re getting colds.  So, I made a pot of homemade chicken soup.  I always tell the kids that I put in extra love so that they will feel better.  … Continue reading

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Relocate

After divorcing and having to sell the family home, my kids and I had to relocate which was hard.  We found a house to rent and moved in.  I dubbed it the transition house.  It really is the transition house … Continue reading

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Changing Christmas Traditions

After the uncomfortable dinner at my brother’s house for Thanksgiving, I’m not returning for Christmas.  Although I haven’t told my kids yet, nor my brother and his family, I’m not reliving another holiday there.  I know it’s going to cause … Continue reading

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No More Taunting Memories

I’ll be honest, there’s a downside to decorating for Christmas.  It’s separating your present from your past.  Even though there’s a freedom in decorating my way, I found a few little treasures that I’d forgotten that I had packed away … Continue reading

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I Can Finally Decorate Early!

I am so excited!  Just another baby step towards my new chapter, but such a fun way to start the holidays.  Yes, I’m planning on decorating early this year.  My blogging friend Sam and I were just talking about it … Continue reading

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