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Holiday Juggle Struggle: Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

In my family, the holiday juggle struggle is real. We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but that’s only half the story. Because those two holidays don’t take into account the fact that my husband, me and our two kids live hours away from both my parents and my husband’s parents. The words “Christmas” and “Hanukkah” […]

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21 Things to Do to Host Lots of Family without Breaking a Sweat

Anyone with a big family knows that there doesn’t need to be a “season” to end up hosting a lot of people on not much notice. Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings of second cousins you didn’t even know you were actually related to—something is always coming up, and there’s a darn good chance your home is […]

Parenting

Why and How We Set Boundaries with Our Parents

.                               I hear mums complain all the time about mothers-in-law who show up unannounced or overstay their welcome, Christmases ruined spent driving all over creation to various family homes, and so on. I nod and listen, but truth be told […]

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21 Ways to Get Your Family Back on Track

Every family goes through it. That unsettled period where routines are derailed. Family life feels off-kilter and unsustainable. Sometimes it’s work, illness or one of life’s curve balls that throws us off-course. Other times it’s something more pleasant like a family holiday that upsets the balance. Even the school holidays are enough to throw family life off […]