Holiday Season Tips


15 Cheerful Gifts for People With Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or early stages memory loss can be scary. These 15 gifts for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other types of cognitive disorders will bring a splash of color and cheer into their lives! Some of the ideas are from the Alzheimer’s Association, but most are from my experience working with people with early stages dementia. The Ancestry Paper […]

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16 Christmas Party Themes for Work or Home – Meaningful and Fun

Here lies a wide variety of themes for Christmas holiday parties – funny, meaningful, traditional, interesting, and yummy. We’ll start with Operation Christmas Child and end an Ugly Christmas Sweater or Pantsuit party theme (which I admit isn’t very original…but it is funny!). Christmas is the focus for these holiday ideas, but they can be applied to other denominations. They’re […]


Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Shopping for last minute Christmas gifts? You’re not alone! Use these tips to find Christmas gift ideas at the supermarket, grocery store, or gas station (for they’re often the only places open for last minute Christmas gifts…but times are changing!). “It’s Christmas Day. You’re en route to the family gathering and the only place that’s open is a supermarket,” writes […]

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New Christmas CDs – Holiday Music for Christmas Parties

These new Christmas CDs include traditional and current holiday music for Christmas dinners, holiday parties, and cross-country road trips to visit family and loved ones. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale. These Christmas music albums range from solo performers to the cast of the most popular musical show on TV… […]


9 Ways to Make Christmas Dinner Easier and Less Stressful

These tips for making Christmas dinner less stressful and easier are simple and fun. They work best if you can round people up – a spouse, family member, or friend. Don’t do everything yourself! Before the tips, a quip: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.  Don’t […]

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Best Christmas Movies – Classic Holiday Movies at Christmas

This list of the best Christmas movies consists mostly of classic holiday movies, but also includes some romance, family and Disney Christmas movies. There’s a holiday movie for everyone – even Grinches and Scrooges! “Blast this Christmas music,” said The Grinch. “It’s joyful and triumphant.” ~ from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas is […]


Best Ways to Save Money on Summer Holidays – 7 Travel Tips

Your goal of paying off your debt doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a vacation! These travel tips include the best ways to save money on summer holidays, whether you’re going to Disneyland, Europe, or the closest lake.   Before the tips, a quip: “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people […]