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  • Real vs Plastic Christmas Tree?

    Dear Nari, The VERY short answer is a real tree. Hands down. The plastic is so detrimental and not actually recyclable and detrimental to your indoor air quality. Read more about WHY on a blog I did about it: How to Choose the Greenest Christmas Tree. There are services now where you RENT a live…
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  • Do I lie about Santa Claus and what about the other holiday myths?

    Dear (definitely) not Scrooge, This is a question that I find most parents struggle with in some way. Fewer and fewer families have these answers delivered conveniently wrapped in the bow of religious tradition, yet many families believe in either some form of higher power or in just the power of having traditions. Indeed, much…
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  • How to Celebrate Advent

    How to Celebrate Advent Simply, no matter what your faith This is not really a “How To” in any sort of prescriptive way. I like the simplicity of that title. Advent is defined as the four Sundays that lead up to Christmas. Yet, in my family, where we celebrate Hannukah, Christmas, and the big event…
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