Category Archives: Holidays

I refuse to get stressed out this holiday season.

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You know what?  I am so over being stressed out from November to January.  The minute (and usually before) the Halloween decorations come down, retailers begin bombarding us with holiday advertising.  Before I’ve even bought a turkey for Thanksgiving, stores have Christmas decorations up. The pressure is on…holiday flyers arriving weekly in the mail.  TV […]

The ugly truth behind holiday birthdays.


We’ve all heard of the poor kids born on Christmas who never got birthday gifts, but had to make do with socks, and whatever else their parents could spare from the Christmas pile.  I always felt so sorry for those kids.  They didn’t get big parties and lots of birthday presents, but they got to […]

It’s the unofficial start of summer! I’m freezing!

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So here in Maine this weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer.  Usually by now we’ve got tan marks from our flip-flops, have the kids red, white and blue outfits laid out for the Memorial Day parade, have the weekends barbecue menu all planned out and have sunscreen and Off!  on hand.  Because, SUMMER! […]

So. Much. Stuff.

The calm before the storm.

Do you guys ever struggle with how much to give your children on Christmas?  You know…how much “stuff” is enough?  My girls are pretty good about picking just one main gift that they want the most, and then I add some fun filler items to round it out.  But this year we seem to have […]

Fur Real Friends Butterscotch, My Walkin’ Pony Pet $7.98!

Toys R Us

We’ve got a great deal on Fur Real Friends Butterscotch, My Walkin’ Pony Pet right now at Toys R Us.  Regularly $24.99, on sale right now for $7.89 with free in-store pick-up if you order online!  You can also price match this toy at Target and get the same sale price!  

Sweet deals at Target!

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Halloween is my favorite holiday…second really only to my birthday, which I celebrate for the entire month of March.  (March 12.  I like chocolate cake and silver jewelry…get busy)  Halloween brings out the kid in me and the girls and I start decorating the house and the yard on October 1.  We shop at yard […]

Heavy Is The Head That Wears The Crown.

For a couple of months now, we’ve been living off a good bit of my stockpile from couponing.  Not once have we run out of toilet paper, toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, razors, not anything, really.  The only money I’ve spent has been fresh items..dairy,  meats and greens (at a discount, of course).  I’ve got to tell […]

A Quick Note On My Christmas Shopping Progress. And An Apology.

As evidenced by previous posts, I HATE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING.  I have endless patience with my children.  I can be up to my eyeballs in autistic stimming, echolalia and hand-flapping with one kid, be checking math homework, making cookies and listening about the antics of those crazy kids on iCarly (AGAIN) with the other kid and […]