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A Very Balanced Holiday

I love the holidays. Who doesn’t? The music, the lights, the presents… It takes me back to my childhood and reminds me of the spirit of giving, joy and peace on earth. I have many wonderful memories of my family watching movies, eating delicious food and celebrating the season together, and I love to reminisce […]

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Give Santa a Break!

The holidays are such a fun time of year and should be filled with so much joy! I think there is something so magical about everyone everywhere celebrating something! It’s a beautiful thing. Growing up, Christmas was a fun time of year and something you look forward to all year long. Once you become an […]

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How to Make Christmas Magic

It’s that time of the year, and if you ask me – it’s the best time of the year It is the warmest, most beautiful,  most emotional and the most spiritual time of the year -Christmas ! Unfortunately over the years it has become the most expensive and most stressful . There is constant pressure […]

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Salt Dough Christmas Crafts

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year! There’s nothing like a cold winter night cuddled up on the sofa with the fireplace going, sipping a cup of hot cocoa with the Christmas tree lights illuminating the room. Growing up, my mom had a tradition. Each year she’d get my brother and I a new […]

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When You’re the ‘Small’ Family for the Holidays

The holidays bring about memories of everyone gathered under one roof, sharing presents and meals, laughter and cheer. Our home is a little more quiet and our place settings are fewer. The day is still special, yes; but far more simple. You see, we’re on the opposite side of the country from the rest of […]

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Podcast: Bring On The Holidays: Our Busy Holiday Schedule

Listen on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and other major podcast apps through here!   Co-hosts, Paige + Leslie talk about their holiday schedules witb their kids, and some tips on how to make the hussle and bussle a little easier for their little ones. Paige talks about accidentally telling her step-son that Santa isn’t real. […]

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Podcast:How To Have A Minimalist Christmas ( And More) With JoLynn Graubart

    Listen on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and other major podcast apps through here!   Co-hosts, Paige + Leslie with Outnumbered Mamas contributor and guest, JoLynn Graubart discuss minimalism. JoLynn is a minimalist- in- progress and gives us tips on how her family celebrates Christmas with their two children. Show Notes Co-Hosts: Paige Martinek […]

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How to Have a “Minimalist” Christmas

Okay, Mamas. This is an upfront disclaimer that I am a “minimalist in-progress.” Can we just agree that there is a middle-ground somewhere between shaming people who have throw pillows and keeping every book you’ve ever read? Maybe room for a family still clinging to their dying DVD collection, but intentionally inching towards minimalist living? […]