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Remember the Good with Christmas Ornaments

Remember the good with Christmas ornaments! You may have to think about it a little, but your ornament collection can be a time capsule of God’s goodness. Many families have the tradition of building an ornament collection for their children, adding a piece each year, so that when adults, the children will have wonderful, memory-tinged […]

Cranberry Christmas Cookies

Cranberry Christmas Cookies, featured in the children’s book, Cranberry Christmas, are amazingly, surprisingly good. Tart and sweet, they’re packed with flavor.  This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for supporting this site! I may just […]

Christmas Planning Ideas

Christmas planning can help you to sift through your priorities, organize your to-do’s, and enjoy the holiday season a little more with family and friends. Check out these Christmas Planning Ideas to help you. It’s one thing for Walmart to decorate for Christmas in August. That’s lame, jumping the gun to make more money. But, […]

How to Deal with Mom Envy During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a wonderful time as long as we don’t let Mom Envy steal our joy. Consider these tips from Life as Mom contributor Prerna: We’ve all experienced it. That feeling you get when you visit a friend’s home during the holidays, sometimes, straight after you’ve both hung out at the park with […]

Celebrate Simply

Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take my free 4-week course to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

Homemade Lavender Soap

Want to do a fun and simple craft that you can use in real life. Make homemade lavender soap!

Merry Christmas from Me to You

Joy-Journal

Have a very Merry Christmas! May Joy be yours this week and in the weeks to come.

Perspective & the To Do List

The Plague slowed me down this year and last year, and the year before that, too. And that is probably all well and good. We all need a little perspective sometimes when it comes to our Christmas “to do” lists. The following post was written four six years ago when we were reeling from the death of my mother-in-law. […]