Miss Lori says finding the perfect gift takes thought

There are a lot of people that I know who have not finished shopping for the holidays yet. It’s not that they don’t have people to buy for. It’s not that they haven’t had the time to shop. It’s not that they don’t have enough money to buy gifts. It’s that they have no idea what to get. [Read more…]

Miss Lori wants you to give the gift of experience this holiday season

I was researching information for a blogpost about happiness and a quote struck me, “Focus on the experience, not the stuff.” It got me thinking about gifts for the holidays. There are so many gift guides out there dedicated to stuff, for our kids in particular. And many of those items will be practically outdated within a few short months of gifting. What if instead of more stuff we were to give gifts of experience? [Read more…]

Miss Lori offers 4 ways to give this holiday season beyond money

The holidays are really about giving not receiving, and what better time to kick off the spirit than with Giving Tuesday. I know that we all have the desire to do for others, but we don’t always have the means to make straight financial donations. That doesn’t mean you can’t participate in philanthropy. Here is a list of 5 dynamic ways for you to give this season to a variety of worthy organizations and causes. [Read more…]

Miss Lori is fighting stress with her own fingernails

As you may know by now, I was a victim of sexual abuse as a young girl. Like many victims I started biting my nails to deal with my stress. But you don’t have to be a survivor of abuse to bite your nails. It’s a bad habit that many possess. It only gets worse in the company of stress. And these days who is without that? [Read more…]

Miss Lori is comparing wireless family service plans for her cell phones

I have been a cell phone free agent for months now. I keep procrastinating about making a switch not because I feel particularly loyal to my carrier, and not because I don’t need new phones, but because I have absolutely dreaded the frustrating research necessary to find the right plan to fit my family. But the wait has been worth it as many of the carriers have simplified their websites this holiday season. [Read more…]