As we roll into December, let’s end the year on a high note. Here’s how we can both have an easier holiday season.
This is a great time of year for random acts of kindness. No one will think you’re all that weird or random. Plus, it’s fun. Christmas will be here before you know it, and I bet you’ve got great plans, don’t you? This is my 18th Christmas as a mother and I know all about […]
Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. See what these families do to observe Advent and count down the days until Christmas. In my adult life I don’t know that I paid much attention to holiday traditions until I […]
Black Friday can be a blessing or a curse. A lot of it depends on your attitude and your plan. I look around my house at all the stuff we have and I think, we really need nothing. Nothing. My kids do not need new toys and games. There are already five million books in […]
Are you searching for perfection in your holiday family photos? Life as MOM contributor Deanna shares her recent quest to create the perfect Christmas card photo that will convince you that it is possible. I operate by lists. I thrive on building expectations. I love a good plan. Knowing that, you might find it hilarious that I […]
Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book. A busy book is a bit old school. At least in the age of iPods, iPads, and other handheld entertainment devices. However, I still love it when my kids engage in non-digital, screen-free play. A busy book can provide […]
The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: Oslo Kringle, from my Norwegian childhood I have waffled back and forth between shaping up my eating habits/increasing my gym activity/counting calories and the lovely alternative of just eating happily of the once-a-year treats that characterize Christmas. I decided to go for the latter, at least during my […]