Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Union 15

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Take a Union 15

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. My first job was in a grocery store. I had to join the union in order to be able to report for work on […]

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Read a Storybook with Your Child

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Read a Storybook with Your Child

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Clean Something

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Clean Something

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. When we get busy, we often let things slide: the laundry, the dishes, the piles of mail. All this clutter can become overwhelming, paralyzing. […]

Speak the Truth in Love

mother and baby

When I had my first child, my mother and my mother-in-law both kind of went ga-ga. They were enraptured with this little boy that God had given us. It was a challenging time for us all as we learned new roles and responsibilities. Mothers know best, right? But which mother: you, me, or her? There […]

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Watch Pride & Prejudice

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Watch Pride & Prejudice

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising […]

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Exercise

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Exercise

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. As you know I’ve been attempting to become a physically healthier person. Working out is not a habit that comes easily to me, but […]

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys (Frugal Friday)

How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys - an easy tutorial for creating character ornaments at a fraction of the cost.

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! As many families do, we give our kids new Christmas tree ornaments each year. These […]

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Listen to Your Favorite Music

Quick Ways to Calm It Down: Listen to Your Favorite Music

The holiday season,  and particularly the weeks leading up to Christmas, can be full of to-do lists, stresses, disagreements (often petty), and a general feeling of hurriedness. Let’s calm it down. They say that music soothes the savage beast. I’ve known that to be true — of myself and of crabby children. It depends on […]