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Holidays

Mama Drama: Christmas Morning Craziness

Dear Mama Drama: Christmas day is a nightmare at my house. My children run downstairs, dump their stockings, tear open all the gifts and then fight over who got what. (photo credit.) When the rest of the family comes over, it’s the same thing. They greet their grandparents with, “What’d you bring me? What’d you […]

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Talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus on the "Ho Ho Hotline"

Santa may be in the North Pole but a group of local volunteers are bringing him closer to home. For the fourth year, residents, staff and volunteers from the Colorado Lutheran Home in Arvada are answering phone calls from children hoping to talk with Mr. or Mrs. Santa Claus. Kids can call (303) 403-3150 for […]

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Transcript of an imagined phone call to Poison Control

Poison Control Operator: Poison Control, how may I help you? Me: Uh, yes…my son just ate part of an old and rather stale gingerbread house… PCO: How old, ma’am? Me: Three years… PCO: The gingerbread house is three years old? Me: Oh, no. My son is three years old. PCO: What is the weight? Me: […]

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All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth a vasectomy

Warning to men everywhere: this post’s contents will make you extremely uncomfortable. Proceed with caution. My husband Jamie underwent the “snip-snip” on Friday. We have two beautiful kids and had always planned to have three so did not take this decision lightly. But after a couple of failed attempts at getting pregnant and much prayer, […]

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The HoneyBaked Ham Company: 8lb Ham Giveaway

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It’s about time to start thinking about what’s for Holiday Dinner this year.  I know for my family, we always have a ham for Christmas.  It is easy to make and tastes delicious.  Of course, I just found out recently what a truly amazing Ham tastes like.   Sadly to say, it was not one that […]

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Santa’s Footprints by the Fireplace

Santa, or St. Nick, visits our house early each year. It is a tradition in my family to celebrate St. Nicholas day on December 6th. Jolly Old St. Nick visits overnight and fills our stockings. Santa comes and just leaves a present under the tree on Christmas Eve. It’s a nice way to split up […]

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Christmas Letdown and how to avoid it

All I wanted for Christmas that year was the fashion show stage on which to perch my Dawn doll. And I got it. And a ton of other stuff, too. Christmas at my childhood home was always a little out of control, and these days, it’s a veritable orgy. Which is not necessarily a good […]

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Winter WonderLights at The Wildlife Experience

Recently, I admitted that I only pretend to like Holiday Decorations. While this is a true statement, there is an exception: Holiday Lights. When it comes to Holiday Lights, my enthusiasm is genuine. I love Holiday Lights. There is something so magical about the glow against the blackened sky. The soft colors on the snowy […]

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A Tree for your Tree

Looking for some fun, inexpensive, easy and quick holiday crafts to do with the kids? One they’ll love and you’ll all remember for years to come? How about an ornament to adorn your tree? What You’re Making: A Tree for your Tree. What You’ll Need: Popsicle sticks Glue Hot glue gun if you have one […]

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Christmas shopping haiku

Santa is scary Beard like albino ferret, Food court taco breath. The busy bathroom, Dancing and anxious they wait Regretting eggnog. … I am next in line So why do you crowd in front? You must be special. My ears just fell off, Too weary from “Silver Bells” Played ten dozen times. Food court carousel […]

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