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7 Holiday Traditions to Bring Your Family Closer

7 Holiday Traditions to Bring Your Family Closer

Harsh weather, overspending, sugar-overload, overlapping social engagements and a nagging jealousy of your best friend’s Pinterest-perfect holiday snapshots. If your holidays are starting to feel less magical and more like the septic tank disaster from a Griswold family "Christmas Vacation," it’s time for a restart. Here are some unique holiday traditions to bring your family closer this year.

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3 Tips to Help You Balance Your Home Business & Family Life

3 Tips to Help You Balance Your Home Business & Family Life

As a work-at-home-mom (WAHM), you already have an entrepreneurial spirit and a get ‘er done attitude that helps you get a great deal of work accomplished in an average day.

But of course, as most WAHMs know quite well, there will still be plenty of times when a kiddo is home from school with an earache, the dog needs to go the vet for shots, the washing machine stopped working and your favorite client just asked you to crank out three extra projects by the end of the week.

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Mandi’s 10-Point Manifesto on Being a Good Wife

1950s woman and child

After she read 10 Ways to Be a Good Wife (in 1954) Amazing Women Rock Facebook fan Mandi Russell came up with their own 10-point rebuttal.

Here it is:

I run my house, take care of my kids, work, and pay my own bills. If I ever decided to get married, my rebuttal to the 10 Ways to Be a Good Wife (1954) would be: 

1. There is food in the fridge if u r hungry - you're lucky I went to the grocery store after work, school and mommy duties!

2. My clothes were clean when I put them on this morning and I am not doing more f****** laundry than I need to.

3. Our house was clean yesterday, then the toddler tornado went through. Sorry you missed it.

4. The kids' clothes were clean this morning and their hair was done, sorry they played like kids do and they look like they had fun.

5. After having to work all day and being away from home for 12 solid hours, I have exactly 1 1/2 hours to get the kids to do their homework, cook dinner, eat dinner, clean the kitchen, do baths and get the kids in bed. Yes, there will be noise. Deal with it. Then, I have homework to do, and would appreciate quiet time.

6. If you want a drink, you know where to get it. Want your pillow fluffed or someone to get your slippers, hire a maid / servant :)

7. I will always listen to my kids talk first. They are growing human beings and need guidance.

8. If I work full time, go to college part time and am raising kids while my 'husband' works an 8 hour day, I’m not in any mood to hear about his 'stressful' day.

9. The goal of my house: to make it happy and healthy for my kids.

10. A smart man always knows when he has a good woman, and knows better than to tell her what her place is.


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