10 Family Activities to Celebrate the Holiday Season
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10 Family Activities to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Editor’s Note: Tanya from Eat Laugh Purr and A Mindful Migration is back to share some fun holiday activities that your family will enjoy. The weather outside may be frightful (or not) but whether Mother Nature has decided to Let It Snow or it remains warm outside where you live, you can still enjoy plenty of family holiday activities. I know this time of year is very hectic for many,

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10 Ways to Give Back this Christmas
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10 Ways to Give Back this Christmas

Sharing has always been a core value in our home. We taught our girls about sharing through their save, spend and share goals because we wanted to make sharing effortless yet intentional. I know many families share their good fortune, but too many of them do it without involving their children. You certainly don’t need to make your sharing public in an attempt to win accolades — that’s not the

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16 Fabulous Christmas Outdoor Decorations

The Christmas countdown has begun and the big day will be here before you know it. There is always so much to do, including decorating. We’ll be celebrating in our first Christmas in our new home, which is exciting. Of course, it just seems like I found a place for everything and now need to dig out my Christmas decorations. Let’s hope I remember where I put everything! Regardless of

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5 Steps to a Happy Holiday Season

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to take some time to be with family and friends! Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, and we are properly stuffed full of turkey and pumpkin pie, it also means the race to Christmas is on. Christmas has always been magical to me, but it is also a busy and stressful time of the year for many of us too.

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13 Fun and Easy DIY Holiday Gifts | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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13 Easy and Affordable DIY Holiday Gifts

Editor’s Note: Tanya from Eat Laugh Purr is back to share some more great holiday gift ideas with us. It will be nine years since I moved to LA (thanks Shannon!) in just a couple of weeks. I’ve accepted the fact that the 405 is always a parking lot, the high cost-of-living near the beach and that the Terminator was once our governor, but I still struggle with celebrating Christmas

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The Ryan's
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Happy Holidays from The Heavy Purse

We’re just days away from Christmas and the Ryan household is full of anticipation. 🙂 I’m sure it is the same way in your home as well. I plan to take some time off to enjoy the holidays with my family and possible sneak in a little R&R too. Of course, between Christmas, New Years and Taylor’s birthday, I’m not sure if that’s possible!

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Christmas Infographic
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Unusual Christmas Traditions #Infographic

In just a little over a week, Santa will begin his journey to fill the stockings of all the good boys and girls. To celebrate, I found this fun infographic that highlights some of the more unusual Christmas traditions Santa encounters as he travels the globe. Since I’m a huge fan of family traditions during the holidays, it was interesting to see how others celebrate around the world.

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3 Gifts Every Parents Needs to Give Their Kids | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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3 Gifts Every Parent Needs to Give Their Kids

We spend countless hours on the hunt for the perfect gifts for our kids. We venture into malls where we spend as much time searching for a parking spot as we do in stores filled with short-tempered shoppers. Why? For that opportunity to see our kids’ eyes light up and hear their shouts of joy when they unwrap their presents Christmas morning. That moment makes us forget everything else. I

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Holiday Do's that put You on the Nice List | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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5 Holiday’s Do’s that Put You on the Nice List

Starting around September, when the stores begin setting up their Christmas displays, many parents use the threat of landing on the naughty list to keep their kids in line. No one wants a lump of coal in their stocking, after all! The ironic reality is that we, as parents, often display behavior that is more naughty than nice as evidenced in the 5 Holiday Don’ts I shared on Monday.

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Holiday Mistakes that Put You on the Naughty List | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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5 Holiday Mistakes that Put You on the Naughty List

Life can be a bit of a minefield at times, especially at Christmas. We get distracted and do or say things we normally wouldn’t. Or we toss aside our normal mindful spending habits and give into the holiday hype of buy, buy, buy. We shop until we drop, eat whatever we want and do whatever we please. After we bid farewell to the Holidays, we are left cleaning up the

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