Christmas, Day 1: Win a Mom’s Time-Out Kit

FM Giveaway #1

Merry Christmas! Today’s the first day of Christmas! And I’ve got a fun giveaway for you. This post does include affiliate links. If you don’t win, you can always go buy one for yourself or for a friend. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: hmhurst@ We are celebrating the day that God […]

The Weekly Ramble

christmas wish

This week has been a jumble of things to do. The weather was unbelievably fabulous early in the week with warm days and beautiful sunsets. Rain and cooler temps hit on Thursday. I stayed in “lounge wear” all day because I could. Now, I’m cold. We’ve fallen into some really bad habits in terms of bedtimes, […]

The Weekly Ramble

The Weekly Ramble: Where I blog like it

The weekly ramble, where I blog like it’s 2004. Our trip to Santa Barbara earlier in the week couldn’t have been better. We had practically perfect weather — during the day. Nights and mornings I froze my tail off, so you hardy-wintry folk know that there was a slight nip in the air. While we […]

12 Days of Christmas


This year, I’ve been trying to be more thankful, instead of expectant, when it comes to Christmas. I want to be the person I want to be all year long. It’s a way for me to battle the gimmes, the blahs, and the ghosts of Christmases Past. This year, starting on Christmas Day, I’ll be […]

The Weekly Ramble

The weekly ramble, where I blog like it

The weekly ramble, where I blog like it’s 2004. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! Years ago, I invested in a […]

Brainstorming Ways to Enjoy the Season (A Twitter Invitation)

how do we enjoy the season

The following content is sponsored by The Century Council and The Motherhood. Last week’s rain and our family trip to the movie theater kind of inaugurated the Christmas season for us. I approach this time with great fear and trepidation, however. I want the month to be one of good times with my family. I don’t […]

Christmas Planning Resources, 5 eBooks for $7.40!

If you’re in the Christmas mood, or want to be, run, don’t walk, and grab your copy of this Christmas Planning ebook bundle. Get five books for $7.40, including my holiday planning book, A Simpler Season. The sale will last for just 24 hours. BUY NOW

The Weekly Ramble

girls with cucumbers on their eyes

These people crack me up. This is what the girls did earlier in the week after I sliced up a bunch of cucumbers. They ended up eating them afterward so how can I complain? The week went really well. Somehow I was able to catch up on a bunch of writing projects last weekend so […]