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Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Christmas In The Country

In keeping with yesterday's theme of Mr. Christmas gone buck wild, come take a walk through our big, ol' farmhouse at Christmas time. You can read about how, thanks to Serge, I realized that no amount of Martha Stewarting can compete with straight up Christmas chaos. Especially when kids are involved. Kids don’t care about Martha and her decked halls. In fact, Martha is a kid’s worst enemy. Kids want to manhandle decorations and glory in the madness of it all, not get yelled at by mom to quit messing with her bay leaf and pomegranate garland.

Click here to read Screw Style: How Letting Go of Crafty and Clever is the Best Christmas Move I Ever Made and see our Christmasified farmhouse.