A Four-Present Christmas


With no Christmas bonus again this year (it’s been hard times in the oil industry, y’all), a new baby coming, and a wheelchair purchase on the horizon (she grew 7 inches in 18 months), we’re looking at a leaner Christmas than we’re used to having. I spent November in denial, but I also scrimped, saved, and started looking for bargains.
In the past, we’ve had a set dollar amount for each child, one that I tended to blow through every now and again. Last year and this year are different, as I have a tight budget without any flex to it at all. Which is how we got to less than two weeks until Christmas Eve and most of the presents still not bought

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Rebecca Frech is a Catholic author, speaker, CrossFit coach, and the Managing Editor of The Catholic Conspiracy website. She is the author of the best-selling books Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the Rest of Us and Can We Be Friends? She is a co-host of the popular podcast The Visitation Project, and is a columnist for The National Catholic Register. She and her husband live just outside Dallas with their eight children, a German Shepherd named Dave, and an ever-multiplying family of dust-bunnies.


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