For Some, Its NOT the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Part Two

Earlier my good friend TransportJockey posted about his experience and thoughts about suicide and depression. This is a touchy topic over the holidays. Studies have proven that people struggle more with this during the holidays. Is it due to holiday stress, or family? Is it due to the crowds of people or the lack of sunshine? Does it matter?

I, like TransportJockey, am an advocate on seeking help. I want others to understand this problem. People who do not know me personally do not get it, don’t get why I care, don’t get why I understand it when they cannot seem to get it. That ends today with me explaining it as best as I can to you…

When I was seventeen years old my best friend hung himself. We hadn’t spoken in a few days because I was out of town for an EMT competition for my state. I had forgotten my phone charger at home, and was unreachable for awhile. On the bus ride home another kid from my school approached me to tell me the news. I was in shock. I didn’t understand it. That night when my phone charged I found something nearly more painful. Voicemails from him. Six of them. He was crying, asking for help. He sought help and I wasn’t there to help him. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about how I could’ve saved his life.

Days later I picked our mutual friend up from his home. We wore black and were going to the funeral home for the viewing. Nothing was more awkward, realizing that we were the only ones there that actually knew him. His dad pushed us to the front of the line and embraced us, warm tears streaming down both of our faces. He explained that after months of being bullied and hurt by others at school, he had enough.

I asked his dad if there was anything I could do. I talked with his mom. Their words have never left my mind. “He wanted it this way. He is finally out of pain. He isn’t hurting anymore.” As true as it is, I cant help wondering what could’ve happened if he didn’t do it. Nothing is more painful than realizing that right now he could be married, with a baby, with a job, and memories past high school.


With my job I deal with psych patients. I do lots of 1:1’s, sitting next to the patients bedside while they sleep off an overdose, or while they fight the soft restraints that have them bound to a bed. They do it for many reasons. Someone they loved left them, their life is a mess, drugs, accidental ODs, there are so many different reasons. With work it is easy to become desensitized to it, but for me, I refuse to. I remember every patient that I’ve had to sit with. I remember all their stories. I remember their pain. It’s not easy to carry that on my shoulders, but I feel it makes me a better person.

I will never forget the patient that changed my life. I had been struggling with depression myself for a long time now. Being assigned to this patient seemed like a hassle, he seemed legitimately crazy. He had “psychosis” and made claims everyone thought was insane. After a few hours, something amazing happened. Just when the patient and I had enough, when he was doing everything he could to commit suicide (in front of me, having me literally fight him to stop him), and I was trying my best to try to calm this poor man down, a miracle happened.

His friends came. They had a guitar and they sat on the furnace in his hospital room. They laughed, they joked, they proved to us that we were wrong, he didn’t have “psychosis”, he was telling the truth. I will never forget the song they played to him that caused us all to smile…

The patient made it through, and made it out of the dark. Last I heard he is touring with a band and is very happy. People went to help him, and he made it through.


My husbands good friend (his brother, for lack of a better term) committed suicide a few months ago now. Nothing is more depressing than having to deal with that again, so close to home. People tell you not to place blame, but when it comes to people who have good hearts, who are trying their best, people that are legitimately amazing people taking their lives, there is blame to place. The blame isn’t with his friends or family. The blame runs deeper than that.

Nothing is more painful than having to relive it all. Walking through the cemetery that my friend is buried in, visiting the funeral home all over again, seeing the tears from parents. Nothing is more painful than having to explain it all to others… to try to explain to them what their loved one has been feeling.

The only reason I know is because I’ve been there. I’ve been the person feeling lost and hopeless. The only reason I am still here today is thanks to my husband and my mother in law. They don’t get it, but have supported me through it.

People struggle with depression, its not uncommon. In my normal day of seeing patients 9 out of 10 patients have it. The difference is how people deal with it.  Some choose to medicate, to medicate with drugs, alcohol, antidepressants, with food. Medicating makes the pain go away, even for a little while. Some choose to self inflict pain upon themselves, to cut. People cut because the physical pain hurts more than the emotional pain, it makes you feel something other than the emotional pain youve been struggling with. Some people realize that feeling the way they do has been going on for too long, and they have had enough pain for one lifetime. They’ve tried other methods, with no success… they want to be out of pain. Sometimes people love too much, and their hearts cannot hold it anymore. I’ve never known anyone who struggled with suicide and depression that wasn’t a wonderful person. Sometimes their hearts are just too full, and the world is just too dark.

I’m not saying that suicide is okay. I’m not saying that it is acceptable by any means. But to those that are dealing with the loss of someone, you have to understand their side of it- you have to understand their pain and misery. And for those suffering with depression, you need to realize why people do what they do.

If you see anyone struggling with depression, you need to take action before it gets worse. There is no better time than the present to take action. There is no better time to try to save a life than now. And nothing, nothing in the world feels better than knowing you saved a life by doing the smallest of things.

My husband said it best. “I’m so glad I can hold you in my arms. I am so glad I can feel you. I am so glad you are still here. Please, don’t ever be the person in the casket. Please let me help you.”

If you have depression or have attempted suicide, seek help. There are so many people you know that can help you out. If you know someone who is struggling with this you need to take action, whether they ask for your help or not. Just do it.


For Some, Its NOT the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Part One

A look at Suicide and depression…

I asked a good friend of mine to help me co-author a post on suicide and depression. He is a certified EMT-I (almost a Paramedic!) and is an advocate of seeking help and other methods to cope when you are feeling low.

Yes the topic is dark and twisty. Yes its no fun to read about during the holidays, but it is something we ALL need to read.
Part One, written by TransportJockey:

You think you’re all alone? You think no one cares? You think it’ll be easier to just end everything? You think it’ll be better for everyone you leave behind? Trust me. It’s not. When I was asked to help write a guest post for this blog, I had no idea how to start it. but those questions popped into my mind. They’re questions I wish I could ask someone, ask someone if they thought it was true. And for anyone thinking about hurting themselves, or trying to kill themselves, those are questions someone is going to ask about you. Every single person has at least one person who cares about them. One of my supervisors at work terms it like this: “Suicide is a very permanent solution to a temporary problem”. And he’s right. I know a lot of people who are considering it think that nothing can ever get better, that nothing can help what they’re going through. I know it seems like you’re feeling the most alone and there’s no one you can ever talk to. But that’s all not true. Why do I think so?

Well… two reasons… three really.

I’ve been where you are. That’s the biggest reason I know. I have even tried before to end things. I was lucky in that I had an amazing friend who realized what was happening and came to me and stopped me from doing anything further. It’s not a fun place to be, and I know it really does seem like there’s nothing there to live for. But life can be hard, and one of the hardest things is pressing forward to keep going. In five, ten, twenty years you are most likely not even remember what was causing you such pain at this point in your life. The girl who dumped you and you felt life wasn’t living anymore? She’ll turn into a stupid whore and get fat. The jocks who tease you day after day? They top out in High School and never go anywhere with their lives. Just try to remember that this pain isn’t who you are, it isn’t what defines you. Take that pain and turn it into energy, turn it into strength, and determination. It can be useful to you.

The second reason? I see all of this on a regular basis. With my job a lot of the time people don’t know who to turn to, or their families get scared and dial 911. We come and try and talk and reason to people. Unfortunately in my state we are required to take anyone who makes threats of hurting themselves to the hospital. I had one last night that said we only did that because we wanted to make his life even worse. That couldn’t be any farther from the truth. The truth? We care. A lot of us care way more than is good for us. I hate seeing a young life wasted. I hate not being able to do something to help someone. And we have seen what happens in a moment of carelessness. We have seen lives that had so much promise, so much potential, just like yours, wasted. We don’t want that to happen to you. All of us do this because we genuinely want to help      people, and to be honest, I treat the calls I run for patients that want to hurt themselves more seriously than any other I run. Why? Because you deserve it. EMTs and Paramedics have become kind of like a safety net when someone is having mental problems. Use us. If you have no one else to call, call those three little numbers, call 9-1-1, talk to us. We are always willing to listen and help you. And if we can’t do anything to help you right then, we will get you to someone who can help you.

And third… Well, this is the hardest reason for me to write. I have been one that has been left behind when someone decides this life is just too much for them. Every day I wake up wondering what I did that someone I loved that much would do something like that. I wake up wondering why she didn’t  come to me and talk to me. I feel guilty I didn’t see something happening, take notice of what was going on. I am, after all, at      least slightly trained in that. The feeling that you get inside when you lose someone you love… it’s… well, put it this way, it broke me in a way that I didn’t think I could be broken. It almost pushed me to the point of following her. Do you really want to do that to your loved ones? Please don’t.

I have no idea if this will help anyone.. but I just want you all to know that there are people who care about you. People who love you more than life itself. People who would do anything to make you smile again. Open your eyes and look around. They are most likely waiting for you to notice them, and would be more than willing to help. If you are ever feeling to the point of harming yourself, please talk to someone, anyone. Hell, poke me on twitter if you are at the breaking point and just can’t take it.

No one deserves to end their life on this world like that. Like I have said, trust me, it doesn’t make things any easier for anyone. Everyone is special, everyone is amazing, and everyone deserves a chance to live to their fullest.

-TransportJockey, EMT-I


Don’t ever hesitate to call or ask for help. . . here are some of the numbers you can call…

Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272

Things I Love Thursday

I cannot believe it is December 1st already! Where did November go!?

It’s that time of the week again, time for Things I LOVE Thursday!

Candy Cane Art and Photography

Gas Station Hot Cocoa – Making it YOUR way, with TONS of different options!

Pandora’s Holiday Stations (I typed in Mariah Carey’s Holiday Station and have an AWESOME mix there!)

I absolutely LOVE this photo from the House of Smiths blog!

Funeral potatoes. This week’s pregnancy food craving has been one of the best!

Holiday Problems: Agoraphobia

Up until the last few days I had no idea how big of a problem this is. I knew that those who suffer from Agoraphobia avoid holidays like they are the plaque, and frankly, I think of Black Friday as a plague. But until I discussed my fear of crowds with others, I had no idea how many others suffered from this. Mine has been suggested to me, and is a very mild form, as is many others’, but when it comes time for the holidays, those who suffer from this can be greatly effected.

Agoraphobia is a fear of having a panic attack or panic symptoms in a place where it would be difficult or embarrassing to do so. This includes, wide-open spaces, crowds (which is most common), and uncontrolled social situations. This is one of the most common phobias out there, with the number one fear being fear of crowds. Most people avoid crowds, large social situations and or places such as airports where they could not escape if they had a panic attack. It is believed that the onset is for women between 20-40 years old, with women being the most common sufferers.

For those who have had panic attacks, some people with Agoraphobia may not return to the location of the panic attack, turning it into a fear of that particular place. With extreme cases, this causes people to become housebound.

While there is no cause or cure currently known, many doctors suggest that it is a visible cause of other anxiety disorders or depression. It is seen quite commonly with other stressors such as a stressful home or work environment, substance abuse or physical abuse. People who do not have a secure environment are also prone to this phobia (ie: having a stable family, roof over their heads, etc).

Panic attacks can be easily triggered, some of the symptoms include a rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and shortness of breath. The biggest complaint with panic attacks is the feeling of loosing control. If you are having a panic attack, you need to try to do the impossible: breathe. If you see someone having a panic attack, try to talk to them calmly, try to assist them in slow, deep breaths. When I’ve assisted others with their panic attacks I try to help them breathe and take their mind off of the fear. If the person is indoors and they can walk, assist them outdoors. Fresh air does help.

Personally I am not as scared of the panic attack, as I am of the uncomfortable feelings of being in crowds. If I am to be frank, I believe it comes at the fault of people being unaware of their actions, others reactions, and being ignorant due to overuse of cell phones and social media while being out and about.

I used to LOVE crowds. Movies on a Friday night? No problem. Crowded sports arenas? Bring it on! Busy restaurants on a Saturday? Why not! One day, I hated crowds. Hated people. Hated the whole concept of being out and about if I didn’t need to be. My husband loves people and crowds and struggled with this at first, but after a while our quiet date nights on Wednesdays at 3pm weren’t so bad. Our trips to Wal-Mart in the middle of the night didn’t seem so bad. I didn’t think twice about why I changed or if it were bad or not.

When I sat down to talk to my mother-in-law the other day she mentioned she hated crowds too. I asked her why she hated them and she provided me with a good reason: because they don’t pay attention and instead of being polite, are rude. When I mentioned it bothered me too, she nodded. “Well, yeah, based on what happened to you, I’d hate crowds too.” Pausing, I suddenly felt scared. What happened to me?

Apparently it bothered me and I have blocked it out, because her and my husband both remember quite well. I was four weeks post-op from my shoulder surgery and at Wal-Mart on a Friday night picking up some last minute items for my mother in law for a Christmas party. (She refuses to go to Wal-Mart, so she was at home.) While walking through the store a woman hit me very hard with her very full shopping cart, taking me to the ground. Since my arm was in a sling I was unable to catch myself and per my husband I hit very hard. I was in alot of pain and very angry, and he walked me out to the car so I could catch my breath and relax while he got the items. When we arrived home I just wasn’t okay. I told my mother in law what happened and that I was tired, then immediately went to bed. Per her I wasn’t myself for a few days. When I finally got back to being myself, I refused to go out in crowds.

With the holidays being in full swing this is something I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention. This isn’t something that is rare, this is actually quite common. It affects those at holiday parties, affects those at the stores, affects those who aren’t even trying to get the holidays taken care of, but just trying to make it through their day. If you have this, know you aren’t alone. If you do not have this, take the information and use it. Chances are, by at least offering to help, you are helping ease a phobia.

Cut Down on Holiday Stress

Originally, I wanted to write my own article on how to cut down on Holiday stress. After some googling and lots of consideration, I decided that this article says exactly what I wanted to say, and then some.

Here is the original article link, published in Psychology Today. (Medical junkies, I reccomend this magazine/newsletter. It’s fantastic!) I own none of this article!

10 Common Holiday Stresses and How to Cope with Them

Tips for managing the anxiety of the season.
Published on November 12, 2011 by Pamela Wiegartz, Ph.D. in In the Age of Anxiety

The holidays can be demanding for many reasons, but if you’re prone to anxiety they can be downright overwhelming.   The gifts, the parties, the baking, the family—or perhaps the absence of these things—can make the season stressful, chaotic or just plain lonely.

But even in the midst of all this holiday hubbub, you can take control of your anxiety.  With some practical strategies for managing the stress of this season, you may even end up enjoying this frenetic time of year.  Look for these common holiday complaints in your life and use the tips below to find peace and joy in this year’s holiday season:

1.) I can’t get it all done! The entertaining, shopping, travel and myriad other tasks that accompany the holidays can just feel like too much on top of an already-packed schedule.  If you are feeling pulled in too many different directions, take a moment to slow down.  Take the opportunity to plan menus and consider gift ideas ahead of time.  Make lists of the items you will need and then give yourself a few days to add anything you may have forgotten before heading out to brave the crowds.  By organizing, prioritizing and grouping tasks together, you can minimize the stress of multiple trips to the grocery store or mall and avoid last minute scrambling.

2.) I can’t afford this! Beginning in September (or maybe even August!) we are bombarded with television and magazine ads depicting holiday tables overflowing with food and gifts stockpiled under beautifully decorated fir trees.  It is easy to overspend in an attempt to reach these holiday expectations.  Set a budget and avoid the temptation to stray.  When you are making your gift lists, determine how much you can spend on each person and stick with it!  Consider pooling resources to buy group gifts for friends.  Draw names from a hat and buy gifts for one family member rather than all of them.  Think about handmade gifts like baked goods, ornaments or a recipe book or photo album.  Or give the gift of time by babysitting for a friend or helping your grandmother clean her attic-it’s free and often the most thoughtful present you can give.

3.) This isn’t how I thought it would be! The holidays come packed with high expectations.  Norman Rockwell and Martha Stewart have irreversibly colored our visions of what the holiday season “should” be, making it difficult to not be disappointed by reality.  Lower your expectations.  Try for a “good enough” holiday season.  By keeping expectations realistic and focusing on what’s really important to you, you may just find that your “good enough” holiday turns out to be “pretty great” after all.

4.) I can’t stand my family! This is the time of year when families feel compelled to come together in peaceful, loving harmony—whether they like it or not!  If your family is truly abusive, unpleasant or unhealthy for you, know that you have the choice to decline spending time with them.  If like most families, however, they are just mildly irritating, boastful, opinionated or hypercritical, use this opportunity to practice your coping and communication skills.  Pick your battles—do you really want to argue about politics or ancient slights over turkey and stuffing with the whole family witnessing?  Let it go for one day.  Walk away and take a break if that works best.  If you need to sort through personal and ideologic differences, find another time when you can discuss these things privately.  Set the tone by doing your best to not criticize others and to accept your family for who they are-likely imperfect and often times annoying-but family nonetheless.

5.) I’m lonely! On the flip side, this season can often be a time when the absence of family or social connections becomes highlighted.  If you are far from family, try creative ways to connect with them like email, videos or Skype.  If you find yourself feeling alone, look for local holiday concerts or community events to attend.  Find out if any co-workers may also be far from family or without holiday plans and have a potluck.  Consider spending your time giving to someone else in need.  Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or food pantry or distribute gifts to needy children. Helping someone else makes you feel good and can broaden your social relationships.

6.) I hate crowds! I recall being stuck in an hours-long traffic jam one Thanksgiving Eve while my car radio blared Andy Williams’ The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.  The irony was not lost on me.  Sometimes you just have to laugh.  The traffic, crowds and interminably long lines are, unfortunately, as much a part of the season as cranberry sauce and candy canes.  But instead of frustration or anger, try humor, kindness or mindfulness.  If you’re stuck in traffic, use the time to call an old friend and catch up.  If you’re waiting in line, strike up a conversation with someone else waiting.  If the crowds are rattling your nerves, take the opportunity to notice the sights and sounds around you.  Take deep breaths and try to relax, accept that this is an inevitable part of the season but only a temporary inconvenience.

7.) I have too many parties! The holiday season is packed with cookie exchanges, work parties and school plays.  It can be entirely overstimulating.  Remember that it’s okay to say “no” to some things.  Choose wisely.  Don’t spend your time at a party with people whose company you don’t really enjoy when you could be home with your family or making a dent in your holiday shopping.   Friends and family will understand if you can’t attend every social gathering.

8.) I’m exhausted! The late-night parties, alcohol and over-indulgence in holiday sweets can leave you feeling tired, sluggish and guilty.    Make a pledge to have a fun but healthy holiday season.  Be sure to get plenty of rest during this stressful time.  Be mindful of your alcohol consumption.  Watch the carbs-have one cookie instead of three, don’t go back for a second helping of mashed potatoes and gravy.  And, as best you can, try to maintain an exercise schedule during these busy months.  Take the time to take care of yourself and you’ll have more energy to enjoy all that the holidays have to offer. 9.) I haven’t accomplished anything this year! As the New Year nears, we begin to take stock of the past months and may feel down over unmet goals.  Perhaps you didn’t lose the weight or didn’t get that promotion at work or the garage remains a mess or your files disorganized.   It’s great to set goals for yourself, but it’s a reality that they are not always met within the timeframe we had hoped. Rather than feeling down about what you didn’t do last year, take this time to re-evaluate.  Why didn’t these things get done?  Are these goals still important to you?  If so, what could you do differently in the New Year to meet them? Regroup and reenergize by focusing on the future, not ruminating on the past!

10.) It’s just too much. If you find that you just can’t cope with your anxiety or sadness, be sure to get the help you need.  The holidays can be a very difficult time.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by your feelings, talk to your doctor or find a mental health professional.  This is the time to make resolutions for the New Year and now is the perfect time to address any issues with anxiety or depression that have been plaguing you.  If you need assistance finding a mental health provider, talk to your doctor, look at the find-a-therapist section on this website or go to, or for help.

Best wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a calm and happy New Year!

Finally Friday- Black Friday Edition

Finally, it’s Friday! This week has been a great one for me, hope its been fantastic for you as well! After you wake up from your food coma, check out all the links in this weeks blog post!

Let me start by saying one thing: I HATE Black Friday. I think it is crazy, proof that people geniuinely do not care for others, and out of control. Now let me say this- I spent lots of time of the interwebs and put a spin on my own Black Friday. Now, enjoy!

*Note, none of these people are sponsors of my blog or have paid for any of this. I am simply in love with it!

  • Check out this Peppermint-Oreo Cookie Balls recipe! Don’t they look delicious?
  • Aren’t these sassy black and teal nails great?
  • I absolutely LOVE this Black ring!
  • This video takes away all the “dark and twisties” of being a Grey.

Thankful For . . . (Part 3)

This is the third post in the Thankful For series this year. I am so thankful for so many things, but finding something to write on, and expound on has really gotten me thinking hard. Only picking three things? That is definitley tough.

So I cheated.

I am thankful for my baby boy. I am thankful that after trying for so long we were finally able to add to our little family. I am so thankful that even though I have to go see many doctors, specialists and get lots of ultrasounds and labs done, that he is healthy. I am also secretly thankful that they may induce me two weeks early, so I can meet my little man sooner. I am thankful that he is so wiggly, so that I can feel him all day long, as well as play back. I love our poke wars.

I am also so thankful for my in-laws. They are amazing people and I don’t know where I’d be without them. When my parents decided to quit being parents, they took me in, they’ve helped me through more than my parents ever have, they gave me a roof over my head, they fed me, they treated me as if I was their child. They cheered me on with school, they listened to my rants with work. They’ve been the most incredible people on the face of this earth.

I am thankful that they are able to be around my husband and I for this adventure. I find it quite pathetic that my parents want nothing to do with me, my wonderful spouse or their grandchild, but that is their choice. I am so excited that my inlaws have been as wonderful as they have been and that they’ve been so supportive over the years.

Thank you both. I love you!

5 Holiday Specials I Won’t Be Watching

The one thing I love about the holidays is the cute holiday specials. Peanuts and Charlie Brown, Lifetime movies, Hallmark channel is full of them. However, there are a few specials I WON’T be watching. . . (and a short summary of what to expect in this waste of television air time)

1. A Very Kardashian Christmas – Kim will do a photo shoot of some kind. Momma Kardashian will whine about her age and how upset she is about it. Bruce will sleep on the couch. Kourtney and Khole will get in a fight over one of the boys being an asshole. Rob will show off his DWTS moves and make Kim angry, resulting in an all-out family brawl over Christmas dinner.

2. Snooki’s Snowday Adventure– This “little person” sized Jersey Shore star will travel to the mountains of Aspen Colorado, where she will get ridiculed, people will try to ditch her on the top of the mountain, and a good hour will be spent listening to her bitch about how cold her ass is.

3. Desperate Housewives – The Black Friday Experience – The Desperate Housewives will add oomph to their final season by adding this special to their lineup, where during a Black Friday brawl they kill another person in a K-Mart- over the new Modern warfare 3 game for Xbox. This time, the cops will come and arrest them and place them in jail, ending the series.

4.. Toddlers and Tiaras: The Christmas Pageant – As if the meltdowns and drama wasn’t already silly enough, now they’re taking pageantry to a whole new level with a Pageant on Christmas Eve. Between families begging the parents not to do it, toddler meltdowns and very risqué dresses (if you could call the outfits that), the competition is stiff. Or hopped up on Pixie Sticks and Redbull again. Either way. Santa does make an appearance for the toddlers, but the only Santa they could find is boozed out- resulting in traumatic memories for all the girls involved.

5. True Life: I still believe in Santa: In this MTV special, they focus on two 55-year-old men who still live at home with their mothers, believe in Santa Claus and their adventures during the holiday season. (These men do not have any mental disabilities either). These adventures include but are not limited to, visiting Santa at the mall, writing a letter to the North Pole and going to a reindeer ranch to feed Donner and Blitzen. At the end of the special their mothers will have to tell them the truth, resulting in a “gut wrenching finale.”

*Note: None of these actually exist to the best of my knowledge.

Things I Love Thursday

This week has been absolutely fantastic! Hope you had as fabulous of a week as I have had! What things do you love on this fine Thursday?

  • Early Holiday Decorating – Due to my being on bedrest my husband and I decorated our home for Christmas early. Nothing is more fantastic than Christmas lights… no matter what time of year!
  • Inspirational Billboards, like this one.
  • The hope of being off of bedrest in a few weeks! (If my regular Obgyn agrees and baby continues to do well!)
  • Organization and Storage for men, I LOVE this and cannot wait until it is available to order!
  • Doctors who are genuinely kind and consistently nice. I work with doctors and see mood swings to rival that of any teenager, when a doctor is kind, nice and treats the staff well, we all work well together!
  • Easy DIY projects for family. This snowglobe idea is awesome!
  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa – Stephens offers a great hot cocoa mix for home, but for going out McDonalds’ mint hot cocoa is amazing.
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