Do you have a lady in your life that's hard to shop for? Today I've put together a few of my favorites for under $25. (Note, Amazon prices are ALWAYS subject to change.)Read More
We've all been there. We pick out the perfect gift for our kids. We are giddy with their joy as they anxiously rip off the wrapping paper Christmas morning. We are overjoyed as they play with this prized toy they have asked for... and then two weeks later it's under the bed never to be played with again.
Don't get me wrong. I actually like toys. I don't have a problem with them. I just pushed a pile of Legos away from my desk to write this post. But, I have also come to see the value in nontoy gifts as well. So today I wanted to share a few of my favorites as well as YOUR ideas from the Facebook page.Read More
Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, family, faith and food. But it can so easily turn into a season of stress and anxiety.
A couple weeks ago I asked my readers things they do to reduce holiday stress. Of course, you guys came up with GREAT tips. I am not surprised in the slightest because you are all wonderful.
I remember the day Christmas finally broke me. There were four places my family needed to be. We had play practice, this a local event, a parade, and a party. I felt like as soon as we got somewhere it was time to leave and then drive across town to the new event. By the time the day was over we were all cranky, exhausted and I was snapping at everyone.Read More
Books are one of my FAVORITE things to give children (and adults!) for Christmas and birthdays. So I thought I would share my favorite children's books from this year. And right now you can get $5 off your $20 order of print books from Amazon using coupon code GIFTBOOK17 at checkout. (Ends 11/26).Read More
The Christmas season has been more exciting this year because my children are really starting to understand more, ask questions and get excited about the season.
We are really emphasizing that in our family we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I have been trying to talk to my son about the nativity, and the Christmas story according to Gospel of Luke.Read More
It’s the season of thankfulness and this is one of my favorite times of year. Thanksgiving seems to be the one holiday focused solely on what we already have and not what we want.
But if you’re walking through a particularly difficult season of life, counting blessings might be the furthest thing on your mind. But this is when you need to count them the most.Read More