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This week’s Maternity Monday question is:

Will ‘Santa’ stay on budget this year?

Our house is basically operating under the same budget as last year, but I’ve done a much better job of buying ahead. All of the kids that we know are taken care of, as well as most of our family members. L is going to be getting the Green Toys Tool Set, but I’m not sure what else she’ll be getting from Santa. Several things have crossed my mind, including a dollhouse, but we really don’t want to bring a ton of new stuff into the house.