Tag: holidays

To Grandmother’s House We Go

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I really love the holiday season. I love everything about it. Ever since my sister and I were little, I remember snow days with...

Confessions of an Extroverted Introvert {At Christmastime}

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Calling all Extroverted Introverts (you know who you are)! The season is upon us where we must embrace the crazy of busy shopping malls,...

Letting Go of the Perfect Christmas

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‘Twas the month of December and all through the land, moms were making their perfect Christmas time plans. Plans for cute Santa pictures with...

Honoring The Loved Ones We’ve Lost During The Holidays

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My Thanksgiving table will have two more empty chairs this year. My Christmas festivities will never again include my Dad reading the Christmas story...

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year…

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It is the most wonderful time of the year, right? MEH. Holidays weren’t ever a big thing in my family. My grandparents don’t celebrate any holidays...

It’s Okay to Say No This Holiday Season

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The title of this blog post seems almost profane, doesn't it? Truly, I debated on even writing it. The holidays are supposed to be...

14 Days of Family-Friendly Valentine Fun

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Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is coming. Get ready for all the pink, red, hearts, sparkles, flowers, and chocolates. I wouldn't say...

The Holidays I Never Had

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Picture it: 6:30am, Halloween morning, my son’s room.  I woke up early -- couldn’t sleep I was so excited. I’d been planning my 20-month-old son’s...

My Sugar Cookie Holiday Tradition

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  If you know me well, you know that I try to take care of my body, whether it's through exercise or food. But when...

6 Shortcuts for Handling the Busy Holidays

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Christmas is coming...and if you're like me, your calendar is already filling up with programs and parties and all things holiday. Perhaps it's loaded...

Encouraging Gratitude in Kids: 5 Ideas to Cultivate Thankful Hearts

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love taking time to be with loved ones and focus on our blessings before things get...

Company’s Coming: Making the Guest Room Ready for Holiday Visitors

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It's that time of year when we welcome friends and family from near and far for all kinds of gatherings! It's such a fun...