santa claus is a thing now

We weren’t sure how long it would take Oslo to understand the concept of Santa. Last Christmas, he was saying three words: tree, mama and cheese. Now, he’s full of words. So. Many. Words. He got his picture taken with Santa last week and this whole Santa thing has come up in conversation a couple of times. I’m lovin’ it.

We’re pretty excited to start a new tradition this Christmas with PackageFromSanta.com, the ONLY Santa memory service that does everything personalized – we’re talking LETTERS, PACKAGES, CALLS and VIDEOS from SANTA! And friends, when you have a kid with a name like our boy, you take advantage of something like this.

Do you want to see your children’s face light up in amazement when they get a personalized letter from Santa Claus? Of course you do! This not just a letter from Santa. It’s an amazing experience – it’s joy, memories, wonder and happiness in a box! You can choose a specific letter theme and then customize it yourself to include details that only Santa would know!

Every package also comes with a FREE personalized CALL and VIDEO FROM SANTA that can be scheduled any time. This techy part of the PackageFromSanta.com was unreal! So surprisingly well done and high-end and I can’t wait to see what he thinks of it.

Package from Santa has an A+ Rating with the BBB due to their unmatched high-touch customer service so you can be confident that you are making a wise purchase. They have real people on the phone ready to help answer questions. I’ve never even thought to check out something like this through the BBB, but there ya go.

Click here to see a video to learn more about this very special Santa memory service that will be a part of my family for years to come!

The Silver Package ($24.95) comes in a red box & includes:

  • Personalized Letter from Santa
  • BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
  • BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
  • Personalized Nice List Certificate
  • Autographed Santa Claus Photo
  • Autographed Rudolph Photo
  • Genuine North Pole Stamp
  • …and so much more!

It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Wow! They are THAT confident your child will LOVE it!

There are 3 different packages offered, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I will be reviewing the Silver package ($29.95).

Order this holiday must-have for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.com/ and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMS17 at checkout.

if you need a doula in the twin cities, this is the one you need

Before Amelia even got pregnant with this baby of ours, she was insistent that we would need a doula. I wasn’t really interested at first, because I felt like I would be able to take care of my wife, dammit, and I didn’t need any help at all! She also insisted on taking the recommended pre natal supplements by actual women, s she did, and thankfully that went pretty well.

Midway through the pregnancy, things got a little weird with the place we were planning on birthin’ this baby. Some red flags shot up based on the care we were receiving, so hiring a doula became more appealing to me. I tend to get defensive and protective of the people in my life and we decided that might not bode well if I wound up in fisticuffs with a doctor while my wife was in labor.

We interviewed two doulas before we knew we found the one for us. The first one was great and we didn’t have any concerns about her at all. She asked who the other doula was that we were interviewing and when we told her, she looked like someone had run over her puppy. I’m paraphrasing, but she said something like, “Yeah, you’ll go with her.” And she’s right. We did.

Meet our doula, Alissa Fountain or she’s here on Facebook if you’re more into that kind of thing. I would just hashtag her amazeballs and be done with it, but you need to know more.

When you meet Alissa, she’s this immediate calming presence. If you know me, you know I’m the exact opposite of that, but yet when I was in a room with her, I could feel that presence and that doesn’t happen often for me.

 

 

101 things in 1001 days – slacking so hard

Real talk for a second, I’ve been struggling with my mental health the last… year. I haven’t been avoiding addressing it. I’m aware of it. Blah-blah. Absolutely zero to be worried about with me on this one. In fact, you should be more concerned at yourself if you think it’s a big deal to talk about mental health because one in four of you are affected in some way by a mental health disorder. Basically, all the cool kids have ishes whether or not they want admit it. (Thank you for joining me on my mental health soapbox. Feel free to visit anytime.)

My point is that I’ve had to be overly aware of my feelings, emotions, what have you and I’ve also been practicing the HELL out of the very best thing I’ve ever learned in cognitive behavioral therapy: OPPOSITION ACTION. And it’s only because of my opposite action skillz and mental health awareness that I’ve been able to accomplish anything on this list since the last time I updated it in I don’t even know how long and I’m too lazy to go back and look, so if you’re dying to know, be my guest.

For those new to my world here. back on March 4, 2016, I made a list of 101 things I wanted to complete in 1001 days, which is December 1, 2018. I’m getting down to about a

year to complete all these things. No pressure.

  • #13: Build up wendyberry.com for something. Ohhhh, I sure did. It gets about as much attention as this blog, but it’s there and it’s allll about HR, leadership, the working world, all that jazz that I like to geek out about.
  • #34: Find a new vet for June. We’re sticking to the old one. Cheated, but done.
  • #88: See the Lynx play somewhere other than the Target Center. Technically, I saw them play in two different places: Xcel Center and Williams Arena.

66% of my completions for the last few months have been frauds, you guys, and I don’t even care.

I’m pretty checked out of 2017. I’m glad Baby E to the B won’t be born this year because it’s just been a crapfest since that giant orange bigmouthed butthole mouth took office. I know 2018 won’t fix it all, but it gives me some encouragement that we’ve got one year down of that turd “leading” the country.