Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Top Gifts for Tween Boys and Nerf Giveaway!

While it’s been hard to get my Christmas mojo going, one thing that I do love to do is spoil my kiddos at the holidays. As they get older, I find it really challenging to; a. afford the things they want and stick to our budget b. find something they don’t already have  Almost tween […] Read more…

Our Holiday Traditions Include Giving Back

After losing a child, it’s not difficult to believe that we would find the holidays really tough. We can’t buy our Zack any gifts or celebrate the joy of the holidays with all three of our boys and it truly makes Christmas really tough each year. We hold onto the sweet memories of our three […] Read more…

Ho-Ho-Holiday Family Movie Streaming

The holidays bring so many mixed emotions when you’ve lost someone you love. I’m excited that my holiday shopping list is getting shorter, but I also feel the sadness when I walk past our tree twinkling with all the ornaments of the Christmases gone by. I love buying gifts for my beautiful boys but still […] Read more…

Easy Christmas Chocolate Pretzel Treats

I love this time of year when all the greatest yummy ideas are spreading around the internet!  My friend posted the recipe to these amazingly easy Christmas chocolate pretzel treats and made them in about 10 minutes, start to finish!  I’ve now made them for Easter and Valentine’s Day just switching up the coloured chocolate […] Read more…

Surviving Christmas After The Loss of a Loved One

Grief sucks everyday, but everything is so much harder at the holidays. Christmas music, the ornaments on the tree, holiday conversations, parties and even the toys stores. I should be shopping for 3 sons, not just two, but again this year, we will be celebrating without my Zack. As we approach another Christmas without Zack, I’m […] Read more…

Nana’s Christmas Shortbread Recipe

Baking shortbread with my Nana is one of my fondest Christmas memories. She would often have the dough ready for my sister and me to cut and decorate with sprinkles.  We would always decorate the holly with green on one side and red on the other, while Angels were always multicolour. Her secret to the […] Read more…

A Christmas Prayer just when I needed it most

Having a tough time again this year, when the most beautiful email arrived in my inbox. The incredible minister at my parent’s church in Fenelon Falls (and having just recently baptized Jayden there, it now feels like OUR church too) sent this prayer, just for me and for our family.   So, I wanted to share […] Read more…

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