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I just put my son in bed with a smile on his face and I am truly thankful!

Although my son has never experienced a Christmas morning opening presents with his mom and dad together (do to our divorce) I feel so very thankful for my “new family” traditions.

The first year I moved into my new home I was sincerely depressed thinking about a Christmas morning with just my son and I. Sad but true.

I had always encountered lots of family, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends all around on Christmas morning as a child. It was magical and always very special.

When I told my dear friend Tom about how I was feeling, he told me “you need to start new family traditions that are just yours and Kaedin’s” He was so right!

When I asked my son (4 years old at the time) what tradition he would like for Christmas he said… “Can we eat chocolate cake in your bed after we open presents?” You BET WE CAN I replied!

Now, every Christmas Eve we watch The Little Drummer Boy before bed, open presents Christmas morning and once all of his presents are opened, we head into dads bed to eat homemade marble chocolate cake! Yes, I do bake it!

For anyone not celebrating or enjoying the type of Christmas they had hoped for, please consider making your own “NEW family tradition” tomorrow. It’s not too late and I promise it will help!

If anyone wants to share their Christmas tradition with me, I would love to read all about it. Plus, it might inspire others and help.#newfamilytraditions.

Merry Christmas everyone!