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What Does Jesus Want for Christmas?

What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? I wonder, what does Jesus want for Christmas?  And so I asked.  I said it out loud.  “Hey, Friend, it is me… Jami with no E.  Jesus, what do you want for Christmas?” And yes, I know, this sounds childish.  But, in real life, I want to be child-like this year.  This year is the last year, Sophie, our youngest biological child, will still live at home.  Next year, she’ll come “home” for Christmas. …

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How to Save Christmas from Villains, Grinches, and Sub-par Parenting

How to Save Christmas from Villains, Grinches, and Subpar Parenting Prior to my second book’s printing, I received a call from my editor.  The editorial team was in love with a new subtitle.  It was a nod to my viral post An Open Letter to My Children: You’re Not that Great.  I appreciate that post, it was the catalyst to an agent and book deals. However, it isn’t my finest work.  Truly, if you want to be heartily amused, go …

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Overcoming the Holiday Blues: How to Debunk Your Bah Humbug

Overcoming the Holiday Blues: How to Debunk Your Bah Humbug Hey there! I am Jami Amerine and today’s episode is brought to you by Jennifer Willerton: Independent Beauty Consultant.  Follow this link to see all the AMAZING beauty and skin care products Jennifer offers and message her to learn about a special offer she has JUST FOR MY LISTENERS! And, you won’t believe what a great deal it is! Today’s podcast is called Overcoming the Holiday Blues… Debunk Your BaaaHumbug.  …

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AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season

AWWW BAHUMBUG! Three Ways to Survive a Not So Merry Holiday Season What is a mom is to do?  Me personally? This year has been a humdinger.  No, really.  I mean this year is one for the books.  Ah yes,  I launched my first book… Stolen Jesus.  I also turned in my second book; Sacred Ground Sticky Floors: How Less Than Perfect Parents Can Raise Kids Who are (kind of) Great. It comes out next year.  Aside from a book …

Great Lies I Tell: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Elvis, & Jesus 3
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Great Lies I Tell: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Elvis, & Jesus

I tell great lies, crazy unbelievable tales, no sane person would believe, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Elvis, and Jesus.  These stories are far-fetched, to say the least, but my children who trust me, they believe. Don’t you dare? Don’t even start with me, missy! Puh-lease! You know you do it, your face will stick like that, the Tooth-Fairy, and The Great Pumpkin?  Well, that last one isn’t a thing, but the others… All the great moms lie.  And if …

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Heaven Scent

Baby smells aren’t always that pleasant. Johnson and Johnson may have very well cornered the market on making a baby smell better after a bath, dusting, and moisture lathering… but you can’t mimic the dearness of new life. For a moment, no matter your situation; mother of many, mother of none, mother of one, mother of temporary, mother of a mother, mother of a son… grandmother, godmother, aunt, sister… friend – stop for a moment and consider the scent of …