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Christmas Gifts

For some other great Christmas gifts that will really be appreciated and will teach your children so much,  have a look at http://darlingpreciouschildren.com/2012/12/17/children-and-giving-at-Christmas/


Empathy, Compassion, and Children

Yes…it’s been a while. It appears as though holiday travels and work responsibilities have detracted from my original goal of writing one blog post per week through the end of the year. 4,103 more words

Weekly Summaries

Giving Keeps Getting Better

For the past five years as Christmas approaches, I tell myself that I need to shorten my Christmas list and spend less money.  Somehow, each year I find myself caught up in a shopping whirlwind, buying more gifts than originally planned.  373 more words


Christmas Gifting

What truly is gift giving?  It’s something I enjoy a bit of reflection on, especially around the Christmas season.  Gifting is actually one of the 5 love languages, and in a sense you either have it or you don’t.  495 more words

A Toy Story

Each year at Christmas, I republish this article in some way. I wrote it in 2009 about something that happened over a decade earlier. There isn’t a holiday season that goes by that I don’t think about this story, and yearn to tell it. 1,454 more words

Buzz Lightyear

On the first day of Solstice....

It is difficult for me to rein in my spending & all of the stuff I want to smother my children in to make them “happy.”  Weird thing is, they are happy–or, are not happy, no matter if they get a bunch of stuff or not.   654 more words


So this is Christmas

I thought to write of Yuletide past – singing Noel, the plays, the Christmas Carols, Cantata, the tree, decorations, balloons, new clothes, that Christmas cassette, the lights, family photo in matching clothes – the longest church service , village visits, new clothes and that Christmas meal that almost always left me feeling ill! 129 more words