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10 Things You Need To Know About December Babies This Time Of Year

Saving the best for last, December birthdays.


You're walking down the shopping aisle in the middle of July, in the back corner of the store, there are already Christmas trees and decorations up. Even though December is five months away, you find yourself walking through the winter wonderland dreaming about Christmastime. One problem with December is that people have birthdays during this month! Don't fall in the trap of putting your friends' or families' December birthdays on the back burner. Here are ten things you need to know about people born in December.

1. Our birthdays usually fall on stressful times of the year.

Whether it is finals, major work projects that need to be finished, or trying to finish holiday shopping, December can be a stressful time of year for many of us as the calendar year is starting to end. You're stressed. We're stressed, but that won't damper our birthday month.

2. Sometimes Mother Nature is a real mother to our plans.

Depending on where you are physically, but Mother Nature can throw a major wrench in your birthday plans, like maybe a blizzard to celebrate you or some sub-zero temperatures to get the party really started. Mother Nature in December can be a gift that keeps on giving.

3. Our birthday can equal snow day.

One perk of Mother Nature though is if you are in school, you have the possibility of a snow day on your birthday. That means you don't have to wake up early and sit in classes all day when all you want to do is to have fun on your day.

4. The holiday season can overshadow our birthdays.

This time of year is amazing. I mean it is called the most wonderful time of the year, but it can really dampen your birthday festivities when it seems people forget about your birthday throughout the holiday season. With holiday parties, obligations, and everything that the holidays can bring, sometimes your birthday feels more like a burden than a celebration.

5. But we can still love this time of year.

Even with Christmas being a major holiday that can lessen our birthday doesn't mean we are going to be a Grinch when it comes to this time of year. You can't help but love the holiday season. Being festive and all of the decorations set up can make your birthday feel nice and cozy.

6. Please don't wrap our birthday presents in Christmas wrapping paper though.

One little thing about the Christmas season, I promise! Please, please, please don't wrap our birthday presents in Christmas wrapping. I understand that sometimes you don't have all the wrapping paper or gift bags in the world, and it is the thought that counts. It just can lessen the feeling of importance on your birthday.

7. This time of year our outfits are on point.

Having a birthday in December means you get all your presents and gifts in one month a year, so most likely our winter clothes are the nicest clothes we have. We wait all year to look this good for you, you'll see us on the fashion runway soon, pinky promise.

8. You can get our gifts on sale.

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. End of year sales. You name it, you can find it. This time of year means there are usually a lot of sales for Christmas and to finish out the year. So when you are shopping for gifts, you don't have to pay full price for the fantastic people in your life. You can be balling on a budget.

9. We will shake up your winter plans.

If you can figure out a time to celebrate with your favorite December peeps, we will break up your mundane Christmas and holiday parties. We will have all the festivities you need to have a fun time and ugly Christmas sweaters are not required.

10.  The best people are born in December.

Not being biased, but being born in December is not a birthright because this month is for the VIP. We have Tyra Banks, Jesus, Brittney Spears, and me, just to name a few. Having a December friend lets you have some of that VIP treatment, even if you weren't born in the best month.

As December continues and your plan your fun festivities, don't forget about your December buddies. They will brighten your days and make the freezing temperatures feel like a vacation still with their birthday celebrations. If you have learned anything from this article, learn this: December birthdays do not equal Christmas celebrations. Now go grab your party hats and celebrate the best people in your life.

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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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Note To Self: Stop Procrastinating Because It's Never Worth It

I always tell myself this is the last time and that next time I'll have it finished before the due date but it never happens!


Let me tell you a little something about myself, I usually get what needs to get done, done. But the process behind it is way more hectic than it needs to be.

For example, during finals week I had two papers due, I was aware of it all quarter and told myself I would finish them early so I wouldn't be stressing the night before. Yet here I am, finishing my papers the morning of.

I don't know why this happens every time. I tell myself it's because I work better under pressure, but we all know that is just a lame excuse.

The thing is, when you leave things for last minute you can't enjoy anything. I might be procrastinating and watching Netflix but trust me that paper is always in the back of my head. Yeah, I'll go out with friends but I know I should be at home.

If you're anything like me you understand the struggle. But I am determined to do better. There were days when I actually felt productive and did things on time. It's just going to take some practice and discipline.

So if you're tired of procrastinating and want to do things differently, I'm here to tell you that I'm right there with you on that. We can do this.

Here are some tips on how you can be more productive by yours truly when my life was more put together, aka when we had just started the quarter.

Good luck ya'll, let's say goodbye to the procrastinating days together!

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