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Grief During the Holidays

Christmas is everything to my family. Growing up it was the one day that I felt unapologetic about the gifts received and the joy it brought. Given that Santa brought them, I knew my parents weren’t burdened by the costs and that they truly enjoyed it as well.  Christmas meant baking Christmas cookies and making […]

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Go On Vacation Instead Of Buying Presents

I’m all about experiences over things.  I would much rather spend my money on an activity or experience than something that’s going to sit around and collect dust.  This time of year, I love seeing gift lists of experiences instead of things.  So, what happens when you take that idea one step further?  My family […]

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The Gift of Time

Maybe it’s because I’m a habitual procrastinator. Maybe it’s because I don’t enjoy wrapping presents nor the crowded stores. Maybe it’s because I’m tired of cleaning and storing our “stuff.” Whatever the reason, I’ve been giving the gift of experience lately, and I couldn’t be happier.   The benefits, as I see them, about giving […]

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Here’s Why You Should Visit DAVIDsTEA

Thanks to DAVIDsTEA for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are my own.I thought I knew a lot about tea as a health enthusiast who regularly drinks tea as part of a healthy diet. It turns out, I don’t know that much about tea after all. I learned so much from Natalie, Events Marketing Specialist […]

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In Defense of Screen Time

In the digital world we live in today, screen time is pretty unavoidable for anyone. Besides TV and movies, we have tablets, iPads, smartphones, video games, computers, and more among our electronic options. We know that extended screen time can have a negative effect, especially on kids. We hear about various studies documenting that screen […]

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