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Traditions old and new. (Plus, to “Elf” or not to “Elf.”)

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in christmas traditions, christmas with a toddler, elf on the shelf, elf on the shelf with a toddler, family holiday traditions, holiday traditions with toddlers, holidays with a kid | 0 comments

Practically every blog I read has had some sort of “holiday traditions” post in the past week. I want to roll my eyes at them the same way I’ll roll my eyes at all the “I don’t usually do New Year’s resolutions, but here are all my resolutions this year” posts we’ll see the first week in January. But the...

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He’s got Christmas spirit.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in christmas traditions, christmas with a toddler, holidays with a kid, toddlers and holidays | 0 comments

I’ve always been a holiday person. Any holiday. Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, whatever. I love the build-up, the excitement, the specialness of celebrating a holiday. I figured that having a child would make holidays even more memorable. When I was pregnant, I dreamed of kids squealing with delight on Christmas morning when they discovered piles...

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