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  • Morning Coffee: Merry Christmas!

    Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful day today, full of love and joy and all of the things that make life good. Here are a just a few goodies to think about if you’re in the mood:

    Amazon’s Year End Toy Salecontinues today, but there are only two Lightning Deals – the LeapFrog Tag Junior Book Pal at noon PST, and Funny Bunny at 2 p.m. Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

    User hismom at A Full Cup shares a money-making Rite Aid scenario for the week of 12/27.

    Common Sense with Money has links to some good printable coupons, including Aunt Jemima and Contadina.

    The Happy Housewife shares her recipe for caramel corn.

    As I mentioned last night, I loved Avatar, and I’m also the daughter of a foreign language teacher. So I found this LA Times article on the creation of the Na’vi language for the aliens in the movie fascinating. (Via LA Observed.)

    Cool Baby Kid is giving away a $50 Safeway Gift Card. Ends 12/31.

    Dealicious Mom is giving away an ERGO baby carrier. Ends 12/28.

    Swag Grabber explains how pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and caregivers of infants and children up to age five, can receive assistance from the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program.

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