Twelve Makes A Dozen

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I am a 46yr old (biological) mother of 12 amazing kids ages 26 – 6 months. Only my oldest is married and I have 3 grandsons. Our blog features autism, giveaways, recipes, weekly deals and family stories.

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What is your favorite holiday family tradition and how did you start it?

Mom

I have been a girl scout leader for 18 years. About 10 years ago, our troop and our family had the opportunity to go on a "Christmas Cruise" with Santa on the Great Salt Lake on December 23. This began a tradition of spending the 23rd together for what we call our Christmas Adam (because Adam comes before Eve) Party. Over the years we have done many exciting things and some not so exciting things depending on our financial situation. We rode the old steam engine in a reenactment of the Polar Express, we've gone to the movies, we've stayed home and watched movies, we had a RockBand competition...basically anything goes as long as we get the whole family together. This has become even more important to us as the kids are getting older and married. Then we can all be together on the 23rd and separate into smaller family groups for Christmas Eve.
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How can families give back during the holidays?

Mom

In my family we are always looking for ways to serve. We contribute to Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army, and other charities. But our favorite way is that every year we choose a family in our neighborhood and give them gifts for the 12 days of Christmas. The kids love it! They take not getting caught VERY seriously. It truly teaches them to love thy neighbor. Sandy - Momof12
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