Are you overwhelmed by Christmas Craziness? Just for fun, since none of us needed to sleep during the month of December anyway, Allyson Reynolds takes at look at a few of the things many of us feel like we want or should do during the Christmas season (and then she talks reality after).
The holiday season can be so much fun! But if we aren’t careful it can also become busy, stressful, and overwhelming. These three moms have found ways to truly enjoy the holidays in more simple, deliberate ways.
Here’s the sad truth: my husband and I are horrible about getting out on dates together. I could list off a number of reasons why (we’ve moved a lot over the years, we rarely live by family…), but the real reason is that we haven’t made it a priority. It’s time to change that! I’m so […]
I’m not judging anyone who hands his or her kids the latest iPhone; several of my favorite teens carry one in their pockets. But if you buy your teen a little red flip phone, I promise they won’t be alone. And they’ll probably thank you for it.
Every year our family does the 12 Days of Christmas. We choose a family that is in need of some added Christmas cheer and we secretly deliver gifts every night before Christmas.As much as I love this tradition, and highly recommend it to your family, I really want to add more giving in simple ways to our Christmas season.
It’s here! The time for giving. Deliberate moms share ways you can give meaningful gifts during the holidays without giving yourself a ton of stress and debt.
I’ve already spent far too much of my life’s energy focusing on the negative. I want to spend as much of the rest of my life telling a a story of gratitude, a story of optimism, a story that focuses on all the beauty, joy, and love surrounding me every day.
In many countries, gratitude gets the spotlight in the autumn with Thanksgiving celebrations. But it’s something that can bless our families year-round. Here are three moms ideas for encouraging gratitude in simple ways.
As I picked row after row in bright August sun, I paused to watch as my two sons played in their sandbox right outside the garden gate, happily digging in the dirt. I suddenly realized that the beans were the same as my boys: full of surprises and reasons for gratitude, always one more to be found if I looked twice.
When my oldest turned 9 and we began to struggle to get along, I thought back to when I was her age and tried to remember what I felt then. And then I began to consciously tell her my stories.
Consider what your end goal for this holiday season is. Write it down, and start working backwards!
Remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. In teaching our children values and doing our best to give back we can do both as we remember those who have fought for our freedom. I have provided several ideas below to assist you with helping this month to be one of […]