Did you know about Free Shipping Day?

So if you didn't know that tomorrow, December 17th 2010 is Free Shipping Day, you do now. Online shoppers can choose from over 1,000 retailers with a guarantee that your orders will arrive before Christmas. Plenty of retailers are participating like LL Bean, Lands End, Toys R Us, Charlotte Russe, Victoria's Secret, Sony, Go Jane, Lane Bryant, and many more!

My Operation Christmas Child 2010

I had never heard about Operation Christmas Child until this year while I was reading a blog post about someone else doing it. Their blog was so heartfelt I actually cried. She was right though, about everyone has an empty shoebox lying around, and as I read that, I looked to my left at two shoeboxes sitting on top of my bookcase. What do you know, I have two. One for a boy, one for a girl. Then I proceeded to read that ages 10-13 are really hard to buy for so I decided I would pick those ages.

Tips on Raising a Grateful Child #parenting

I remember like it was yesterday. Holiday tension and spoiled behavior. Heaven forbid I got clothes, I hated clothes. It didn't even matter if I had previously asked for them. I was one of those spoiled children that made the hairs on your head turn grey. While many children can be trained to say "please" and "thank you", appreciation and generosity is an ongoing lesson. Here's a few examples and how to handle them.

Top Ten Ways to Preserve your Christmas Tree #toptentues

It's common for a lot of people to put up their Christmas tree right after Thanksgiving, but if we're not careful, our trees can get dried out and start to die. Having a dry tree not only looks terrible but can be a fire hazard. 

So for this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, here is 10 ways to keep your tree healthy and green!