The Christmas List

When my husband and I were first married we lived far away from family and that first Christmas I still wanted to connect with all of our loved ones even though we couldn’t be together. So I decided to send out Christmas cards. Because Microsoft Outlook wasn’t available back then, I went out and purchased an inexpensive softcover address book and began adding names to my Christmas list....more

Holidays with an Eating Disorder

For many years, there has been an uninvited guest at the holiday table. He is rude, selfish, awkward and annoying. No one knows how to approach him about leaving though. They feel that if they are too obvious or pushy, he will be offended, or maybe cause a scene. This guest is named Ed. He usually dresses the part of a polite guest, and for the first while when he walks through the door, he is on his best behavior. Once he sits down at the dinner table though, he is a force to be reckoned with. He pokes at his food, barely takes a bite....more
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Be Good to Others This Holiday Season

It's here. Christmas season has kicked off and we're just about to blast off. I wanted to take a break from our regularly scheduled egg nog, turkey, family movies, Christmas carols, candy canes, snowman, hot cocoa and all of the other wonderful things about this time of the year, to encourage all of us to be aware, to show empathy, and to be kind to the people around us....more

Give Yourself This One Life-Changing Gift For The Holidays

Oh, the love/hate relationship we have with the holidays! The twinkly white lights, get-togethers, and the smell of fresh pine in our homes — all joyous. But there's also the pressure to be happy, to give the right gifts, and to uphold traditions — even if you might not feel like it. Sometimes the joys and pressures are at such odds, you start to feel a little crazy. There’s a difference between the white-bearded man who dresses up as Santa and the white-bearded man who thinks he really is Santa....more

Confessions of a Grinchy Mom

It’s that time of year again. Time to trim the trees, light the menorahs and buy gifts for the holidays. ...more

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels

Despite the fact that I’m not a huge fan of peppermint, I find myself baking with it constantly when the holidays roll around. I turn into Buddy the Elf and my main food groups become candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup. For today’s recipe I decided to add a little minty kick to one of my favorite quick and easy holiday snacks to create Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzels!...more

Bread Recipes to Try this Christmas

Make this holiday and Christmas extra special with these 16 delicious bread recipes. Bread recipes are must for delicious brunch or dinner. Try out these super easy and amazing bread recipes. Happy Holidays!...more

How to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

I love Christmas as much as the next person, but that doesn’t make me immune to the holiday stress we all feel this time of year. Christmas is amazing and fun, but it’s also expensive and stressful and time-consuming. Am I right? This year I’m trying to battle that stress by entering the holidays in the right frame of mind. I’m sharing some tips today so you can do the same and reduce stress during the holidays....more

The Holiday Newsletter...I don't think I'm doing it right

So far, I’ve received seven holiday newsletters. They’re enough to make me hope for mood stabilizers in my stocking.And I’m Jewish.Why is the annual celebration of your Lord also time to celebrate the result of a drunken night eight years ago when your diaphragm failed?...more