Holiday Shopping - Controlling the Urge to Splurge

My family is growing, every two years it seems. And now as a family of five supported by one "working" parent, we restrict purchases of toys and books and other extras to birthdays and Christmas only. Which means Christmas time brings both the license to spend, and the pressure to spend wisely - we won't be getting this chance for another year! This year, in order to control my urge to splurge during the holidays, and to ensure well rounded purchasing, I've embraced the idea of Theme....more