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Jingle Bells and Holiday Budgeting

Jingle Bells and Holiday Budgeting

HOLIDAY BUDGETING A Hilarious Guide! As the holiday season approaches, so does the annual battle with your wallet. You've heard the term "holiday budgeting"? For most of us, it might as well be "herding reindeer on roller skates." Fear not, intrepid holiday spender!...

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Holiday Event Planning: A Comedic Guide

Holiday Event Planning: A Comedic Guide

HOLIDAY EVENT PLANNING Only 74 Days Till Christmas! Are you ready to dive headfirst into the whirlwind that is holiday event planning? Brace yourself, my festive friend, for a rollercoaster ride. So, grab your eggnog and your clipboard! We're about to embark on a...

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Holiday Guests

Holiday Guests

HOLIDAY GUESTS Before You Put Out the Welcome Mat for Your Holiday Visitors If your holiday guests will be spending the night, October is a great time to make sure you and your home are ready to welcome your guests! Unless you’re hosting friends with sleeping bags who...

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Only Two Months Till Christmas

Only Two Months Till Christmas

ONLY TWO MONTHS TILL CHRISTMAS! It’s never too early to start thinking about how to spend holiday time with kids and families. Military families often start preparing for Christmas at least two months before Christmas – or more – if they are going to get just the...

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Getting Ready for the Holidays

Getting Ready for the Holidays

GETTING READY for the Holidays! Halloween is such a great opportunity to get ready for the holidays! Instead of hanging stockings, kids are looking for just the right pumpkin for their house. And families are visiting pumpkin patches! Some are already thinking about...

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Shopping for Christmas Trees: 2022

Shopping for Christmas Trees: 2022

At the Tree Farm! This is a really special day for Belinda. Her dad and Gramps remember shopping for trees when the ground was muddy and the air was cold, but Belinda is lucky. Today is perfect in every way. Here's a hint - she might even find more than a tree at the...

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So Many Cookies: December 5, 2022

So Many Cookies: December 5, 2022

SO Many Cookies!  Wow! Belinda and her dad made a LOT of cookies! Did your family ever decide to make one kind of cookie but have so much fun you had to make more? One of Belinda's cookies unexpectedly "disappeared." Read the book to find out who the culprit was!  

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December 4, 2022

December 4, 2022

Inside the box  Do you ever get a Christmas present before Christmas? From someone far away? Are you allowed to open it, even though it's not Christmas yet? Belinda got to open a present from her grandmother yesterday, and she is SO excited! She had to wait an extra...

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December 3, 2022

December 3, 2022

21 More Days Until Christmas! Today is Day 3 of the story, and it's a special day for Belinda! Today is the day she can tell her friends at school why her mom is so far away. If your mom was far away, I'll bet that your friends would have questions too, so be sure you...

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December 2, 2022

December 2, 2022

Bedtime Stories and Hard Questions!   If you read yesterday's story, you know that Belinda's mom had a very hard question for her!  And today, Belinda is ready to begin finding answers and drawing pictures of her ideas! She likes to show her mom the pictures on Skype...

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