The Best FREE Gifts to Give Your Kids This Christmas

The Best FREE Gifts to Give Your Kids This Christmas

I know it’s early… but I’m a planner. So Christmas is on my mind. And this year in particular I want to get Christmas gifts out of the way early. In December I’ll be doing the whole new baby thing, and I think leaving the house for shopping will be tricky at best.

So I’ve been thinking Christmas gifts, and I’ve been thinking kids. But because I’m me I’ve also been thinking intentional living and prioritizing and parenting (something I don’t know much about yet).

And it’s occurred to me that Christmas is a really great time to give your kids a few extra gifts. Gifts that really matter, and will continue to matter for the rest of their lives.

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Share the Wealth Sunday Link Party

Share the Wealth Sunday Link Party

Oh my word – I’ve had one of “those” weeks. So here I am, over 24 hours late with this link up party. Can’t wait for this weekend to be over and to try to get myself back on track! Yikes!

Link parties are a fantastic way of getting back links out there for your blog, and of getting to know other bloggers. We’re so excited that you’re stopping by to join us.

Today my hubby and are off taking off and going shopping – FOR BABY STUFF! I can’t believe we are that close to it actually being necessary to have baby stuff. On one hand, the shopping trip is exciting – and on the other, I’m dreading it because sitting in the car is SO hard for my back. And despite all the pinterest goodness out there, I feel pretty lost as to what I should be buying. (I’m not a big stuff – buyer, so shopping is always hard for me.) I’m taking suggestions – if you’re offering them 😉

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Legit Online Surveys that Pay for Your Opinion

Legit Online Surveys that Pay for Your Opinion

A few years ago, I swore off online surveys, as far as real side hustles go.

And I still don’t think they’re the best use of my time when my goal is to make extra money. I think there are better ways to earn more money, faster. BUT. Sometimes, things change in our lives. I used to have a really hard time with change… as I get older I’m learning to go with it. (Sort of. Mostly.)

I’m realizing that I am about to be stuck in a chair breastfeeding for (apparently) what will feel like hours on end… I already feel frustrated by it, actually. I’ve been told over and over again, “download some good games on your phone”, or “choose a great Netflix line up”.

Or, I think to myself, how ’bout I find a way to turn all that breast feeding time into some coffee money instead? (OK who am I kidding? It’s going straight into the wine fund.)

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20 Memory Making Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

20 Memory Making Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

We haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet (but it’s coming here in Canada in just a week, so we’ve ALMOST had Thanksgiving), but I’ve been thinking lately about Christmas traditions. I think it’s because I know this year I’ll have JUST given birth to my first baby, and Christmas will be… different.

In an exciting way! (Ok, also in a scary way.) It’s easy for me to jump ahead of myself here, and start thinking about December. It’s sort of like… the start of my “new life” is coming, and the first thing that will happen in my “new life” will be Christmas.

Plus I just love Christmas and look forward to it for months anyway. I’m not allowing myself any sort of great expectations for our first Christmas with a baby… I imagine in reality it will be a very quiet Christmas, with us at home a lot and trying to get some sleep whenever possible. (I don’t even know if I’ll do too much decorating – because what goes up must come down. And I’m sure I won’t be feeling up to un-decorating a whole house just a few weeks postpartum.)

But anyhow, Christmas traditions have been on my mind. What sort of Christmas traditions will we develop as a new family – likely not this year… but over the coming years?

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Share The Wealth Sunday Link Party

Share The Wealth Sunday Link Party

Happy Saturday! It’s time to link up! Share your favorite post from this week, and visit some awesome blogs (- you might just find new blogger friends to follow).

Link parties are a fantastic way of getting back links out there for your blog, and of getting to know other bloggers. We’re so excited that you’re stopping by to join us.

Today my hubby and are off taking off and going shopping – FOR BABY STUFF! I can’t believe we are that close to it actually being necessary to have baby stuff. On one hand, the shopping trip is exciting – and on the other, I’m dreading it because sitting in the car is SO hard for my back. And despite all the pinterest goodness out there, I feel pretty lost as to what I should be buying. (I’m not a big stuff – buyer, so shopping is always hard for me.) I’m taking suggestions – if you’re offering them 😉

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