5 Fun Holiday Traditions From Around the World

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Happy Holidays, everyone! It’s Tamara here.

I think we can all agree that holiday traditions are important.  Whether it’s watching a beloved Christmas movie, baking special cookies, or doing a certain outdoor activity, our fondest memories are usually tied to a holiday tradition we have been doing since childhood.

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It is wonderful to carry on traditions through the years and across generations, but it is also wonderful to introduce the occasional new ones every now & then as well.

If you are looking to mix things up a bit and introduce a new tradition or two this year, check out my list of 5 fun holiday traditions from around the world and get inspired!
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What to Say to a Friend With Infertility

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Hi guys. Tamara here. Did you know that up to 15% of couples experience infertility?

I’ll bet that if I asked if anyone close to you had ever dealt with infertility you would say yes. As common as infertility is, and even though taboos around it are dissipating, it can still be very hard to know what to say to a friend with infertility if you have never experienced it yourself.

I tried for 7 years to have my beautiful son. In that time I watched my friends have their first, second, and even third children while I longed for my first. It was an extremely difficult time of my life and I know all too well how much well-intentioned, but misguided words from loved ones can sting.

I’m here today to help you navigate this delicate subject and offer some advice on what to say to a friend with infertility (and definitely what not say).

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Standing Up For Your Babies

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Hey y’all! Jess again! Let’s talk about consent. I’ll explain more on this with a story.

With cooler weather come the dreaded germs that all moms fear. You know what I’m talking about. This is the time when you get extra paranoid about anyone coming near your baby!

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I don’t blame you. I am the exact same. My daughter was born in December at the height of the flu season last year and I was terrified.

From the very beginning, I was adamant about everyone washing their hands and using hand sanitizer before touching my precious tiny baby.

As time has passed and my daughter has grown, I have become a little less stressed about germs (which led to her getting hand, foot, and mouth. Can you say annoying?).

I saw a meme a few days ago that reminded me of how difficult it is to parent when there are so many fears- including germs.

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My daughter is almost 11 months. Last week, there was a small but meaningful incident that once again reassured me I should always stand up for what I believe!

Let me tell you a story.
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