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It’s Just Not the Same: Navigating the Holidays in the Midst of Loss

My mom was the epitome of everything you can imagine to be amazing during the holidays. Every single holiday. But Thanksgiving and Christmas were the best. From as little as I can remember, she worked so hard to make the holidays special for everyone. All the details were accounted for. She spent hours preparing the […]

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Witness the Magic of the Fourth Annual Brewery Lights Celebration

Witness the Magic of Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins’ Fourth Annual Brewery Lights Celebration NCMB is thrilled to partner with Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins to bring you this sponsored post. It’s the merriest and brightest season of the year, especially at Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins’ Brewery Lights, where thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the brewery. There’s something for everyone [...]
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Silent Night? The Importance of Quiet, and 7 Tips for Creating Quiet this Holiday

“Silent night, holy night, All is calm, all is bright…” This is the beginning of my all-time favorite Christmas tune. Growing up in very Swedish Lutheran town, my elementary class even learned this song in Swedish.  But as I became a mother, the absurdity of a quiet Christmas night became more apparent. According to the […]

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“But Every Year My Family Does THIS…”: Blending Family Traditions to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive

Holiday traditions can definitely be a huge point of contention when it comes to making plans throughout the holiday season. Many wives and fellow mamas I talk to don’t even want to think about the holidays because of the stress that can be brought from simply scheduling everything, let alone worrying about gifts, food and […]

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