The "Old School" Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas cards have changed a lot in my lifetime.  At some point, the traditional Christmas card became more rare than the "family photo" holiday card.  For a person who spent some lonely years in her twenties, then struggled with infertility in her thirties, the family photo Christmas card was a dream for much longer than it was an option. ...more

My Kids Know I’m Santa, and I’m Okay With That

The one thing I thought I had a chance at getting this Christmas was for my kids to believe in all of the magical elements of the holiday for one more year. Santa Claus. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The Elf of the Shelf. But, since kids sometimes have a way of doing the very opposite of what we want, that wish is now the one thing I know I won’t be receiving. And, much to my surprise, I am okay with that. ...more

christmas cheer--blogger style

I know Christmas is not at all about kind of is.Don't act like you don't get excited when you buy something secret for someone special....more

Christmas Fruit and Nut Cake

Christmas Fruit and Nut Cake is a super delicious cake, loaded with dry fruits and nuts that will be loved by people of all age groups....more

My Partner Cheated on Me Last Christmas and I Wrote a Book About Betrayal

My Partner Cheated on Me Last Christmas and I wrote a book, The Soul's Missing Manual ...more

Why I Want My Kids to Believe in Santa

For the past couple of years, my husband and I have wrestled with our presentation of Santa Claus to our young daughters.We have watched well-meaning Christian friends decide to forgo the tradition altogether.  We have hesitated to follow suit because we cherish our childhood memories of St. Nick but we are careful not to use Santa to control our children’s behavior....more

Double Nutella Fudge Puddles

 This is it!  The only Christmas cookie you'll need.  Nutella chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and a dollop of Nutella in the center.  These are so amazingly amazing!  It's like a cross between a cookie and a brownie.  Decadent goodness with a delightful fudgy, chewy center.  It's also so easy to make. ...more

Raspberry Shortbread Candy Cane Cookies

 I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  With Christmas being just 8 days away *gasp*, I wanted to share these festive cookies with you.  These shortbread cookies are so buttery and delicate.  Pile on some sweet icing and fruity raspberry preserves and you have yourself quite the delicious (and adorable) Christmas cookie!...more

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with White Chocolate & Pistachios

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with White Chocolate & Pistachios...more

3 Gifts Your Mum Will Love This Christmas

Christmas is coming, and it’s time to pick up your presents for Mum. But what does she really want? A new cookbook? An apron with a comedy twist? It’s time to get down and take a look at what real mums actually want. I don’t want something silly and generic that I’ll never have any use for! These are the three things I’ll be keeping an eye out for under the Christmas tree this year.Small Jewellery Pieces...more