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  1. Brenda Mueller
    December 10, 2017 @ 6:26 am

    I remember Laura and the corncob doll! I don’t have children, but for me and my husband we just enjoy the time together without all the hubbub. We keep our decorations simple and pretty and we send out very few inexpensive gifts. A phone call on the holiday has more meaning for us. b

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  2. Teala
    December 8, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    Yep there is already way too much stuff!!! It’s impossible for any little one to ‘take care of’ more than a few special items. So then we just end up livin in homes tripping over stuff that just gets dropped or shoved somewhere. Arh
    Well Christmas is small and simple in our home but Grandma and Nanny like to over fill that simple space with lots of stuff. I’m working on the phrase, a gift is given with love so receive it with love and then pass it on if it doesn’t have a place in your home. This doesn’t help with consumerism or wasted resources or over flowing landfill sites, but it does keep the love and kindness flowing and I can educate by rolemodelliny rather than being ungrateful for a gift given to my children with love.
    We like to make food items to give as gifts or a photo of grandchildren or a simple letter to a far away friend or family.

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    • mashieldhouse
      December 8, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

      Beautiful sentiment. I need to focus more on the intention of the gift than the frustration I feel on receiving it. Very well said! xo

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  3. Aaron Duncan
    December 7, 2017 @ 9:29 pm

    This is too true….it’s like you know what goes on our house! How?! It’s scary how well you know my own kids!!

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    • mashieldhouse
      December 8, 2017 @ 2:53 pm

      LOL – scary indeed 😉

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