A Slow Holiday

How to make changes to slow down life during the hoiday season.

Last month my post was all about implementing some changes in how I, as the mom, wife and CEO of this house, approach the holiday season. I wrote out three things that I was setting out to do, or rather, I included things I didn’t want to do (such as procrastinate, have too high of… 

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Allowing Jesus to Take Center Stage

Jesus is the reason for Christmas

The snow is falling as I write; cold winds have stripped away the last remnants of warm weather as autumn slips into winter. I’ve been busy decorating our home in preparation for a wonderful Christmas season. I’m sure you have, too! Like most of you, I want to create lasting and wonderful memories that our… 

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25 Days of Serving with Kids

serving with kids

Christmas is my very favorite holiday.  I love the lights, the gifts, the parties, and most importantly, the opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Savior. With all the shopping and parties, it can be difficult to set aside time to honor Christ at Christmas time.  For the last few years we have had an… 

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Let Every Heart Prepare

Let Every Heart Prepare

This is a time of year that I love . Thanksgiving has come and we’ve focused on gratitude; now we’re moving ahead to Christmas when we’ll focus on Christ’s birth. The season is almost electric, yet I find myself feeling overwhelmed each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s hard to find a happy balance between… 

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A Handmade Advent Celebration

A Handmade Advent Celebration

Advent is a celebration that is near and dear to my heart. When I was a little girl my grandma taught me about the Advent celebration. She would sit my brother and me down and read us The Christmas Story (Little Golden Book), The Night Before Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss). Shortly after… 

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