2014 Gift Guide for Little Ones

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2014 Gift Guide for Little Ones

I’m eagerly anticipating this coming Christmas! My oldest, Ginny, finally understands Christmas, Santa, Jesus’s birthday, and presents. Of course, like most kids, she’s most excited about Santa and the presents she might receive. When a toy commercial comes on TV, she will declare, “I want that! I need to ask Santa!” Recently, she and I made a trip to Toys R Us. She loved nearly everything she saw saying, “I want that and that and that,” as we walked through the aisles. After getting a couple of toy catalogs in the mail, Ginny pointed to every toy she wanted (about 80%

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8 Great Geek Gifts

As my girls grow up, I plan on telling them that they need to pay more attention to the smart boys than the jocks. They need to go for the geeks. Maybe I feel that way because I was secretly a geek growing up, trying to hide it and fit in. Or, perhaps it is because I married a science nerd. He was the shy, quiet geek in school that the girls ignored. Now, Chris is a smart, amazing man and incredible husband and father. Who can beat that? When it comes to buying gifts at Christmas, I love the

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9 Awesome Gifts for Mom

Recently, my dad wrote something about how it is difficult to shop for a woman. I respectfully disagree! I find women easier to shop for than men. It was always easier for me to find a Christmas gift for my mom every year than my dad. However, since he gave me the impression that men struggle with ideas for women, I thought I should create a gift guide for the moms in our lives.  Most moms I know would love the gift of time…time off to see a movie, go out with friends, a spa day, or even a weekend away.

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Cooks

Every year as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And, cooking is always better when you have the right tool to use.  I have to admit that non-cooks might not get as excited about receiving a set of nesting measuring cups for Christmas as someone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen. So, I created this list of great gift ideas for cooks!   1. Microplane® Grater-Zester ($14.95) I have had the hardest time trying

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Our Family Christmas

One of the downsides to being the wife of a meteorologist (for the NWS, not on T.V.) is that weather is never-ending. It is 24/7 and 365 days a year. Because of this, meteorologists are hard at work 24/7 and 365 days a year. I knew when I married my husband that he would be gone more holidays than he would be at home. It is one of the many reasons the spouses of NWS meteorologists are referred to as “Weather Widows” (or widowers). It doesn’t make it easy though. This year, for the second year in a row, my

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