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December 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Comfort Food Without The Guilt The Whole Family Will Love...Getting Through The Holidays Part 2

The holidays can be overwhelming, food, food and more food!  I know right now, I look at my 3 boys and dread cooking anything.   I was in the mood the other day for a "comfort food" type meal, but didn't want all the guilt after.  I found a killer recipe, one that I had my doubts about. Every time I try a "healthy" comfort food recipe, I feel like its missing something.  This one is missing NOTHING!   I swear.  Even…


Added by Lori Sawyer on December 27, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Game Day at the Rampone House

I approach Christmas day the same way I approach the soccer field – in full competitive mode. The grocery shopping may be done in advance, but the second that “buzzer” goes off, it’s Game Day!  I spend the entire day in the kitchen, cooking every part of my meal from scratch for my whole family to enjoy, and I love every second of it. 

 I prepare a full turkey…


Added by Christie Rampone on December 21, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with a tragedy, and talking to your kids about the Newtown, CT school shooting.

In light of the horrific news out of Connecticut, just passing along some information from Meridian experts that I saw online.  

--Dealing with tragedies may prove difficult for many, including children.

--Here's a helpful article on "Helping Your Child Deal With Death." or …


Added by Alix Hayes on December 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

4 Quick Holiday Gifts for Teachers, Neighbors & Friends

We are right smack in the middle of Fa-la-la-la-laaaaaa, aren't we!?  If you are anything like me, you've done most of your holiday shopping but still have a few "small" gifts to round up to complete that list.  I never forget something small for the teachers and school nurses, or the bus drivers.  And, I always like to have a few extra gifts on hand for that neighbor who pops over with a small treat for the kids! 

Here are four ideas for adorable, hand-made gifts for teachers,…


Added by Chrissy Fleming on December 12, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Holiday Dresses Made Easy

If you are anything like me, as the holiday invites start to roll in, your immediate thought goes to what to wear. If deciding is torturous for you, let me share some of my favorite brands/designers for holiday dresses to make shopping a little less painful this year.  Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!…


Added by Carly Walko on December 6, 2012 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

4 Steps to a Fabulous Photo Session for the Holidays

The holidays are hectic, it seems like we get bombarded with Christmas in October before we can even get a chance to get our Fall decorations down from the attic most of the time. The early retail push can make you feel like you need to get on those holiday photos and cards right away. It's not too late if you haven't yet done your photo cards! Here are some tips to…


Added by Clarissa Nassar on December 3, 2012 at 11:37pm — 1 Comment

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