Reflect and prepare with your family for the new year

Reflect and prepare with your family for the new year

I love this week between Christmas and New Year! I love the smell of a fresh planner and opening a new pack of pens. And to make it even sweeter, I…


What if Christmas was every day? Because it kinda should be—

What if Christmas was every day? Because it kinda should be—

When Christmas-tide comes in like a bride, With holly and ivy clad, Twelve days in the year, much mirth and good cheer In every household is had From…


Is it time to reset your focus?

Is it time to reset your focus?

The day we became parents was the day our focus changed. While our attention was once on ourselves, our careers, or our weekend plans, in a moment…


The relaxed mom’s guide to a joyful Christmas

The relaxed mom’s guide to a joyful Christmas

A few days ago, I was spending a little time journaling in my one-line-a-day book. The question was something like, “how would your mom describe you…


A new reason to love Chick-fil-A

A new reason to love Chick-fil-A

Originally published on Foundations with Janet Denison I love Chick-fil-A.  The food is great, the service is almost always better than anyone…


Turning Christmas traditions into teachable moments

Turning Christmas traditions into teachable moments

I loved Christmas long before I loved Christ.  I love candlelight and cozy nights. I love card-making and tree-decorating. I love home-made…


Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

Making a plan for holiday family gatherings

We’re entering the season filled with awe, wonder, gratitude, and dread. It’s that time of year where we get to spend time with the family we love.…


Three practices that will increase your family’s joy this holiday season

Three practices that will increase your family’s joy this holiday season

The holidays are supposed to be “the season of joy,” but conversations with parents this time of year are often characterized more by stress than…


Grateful in the small moments

Grateful in the small moments

Cranberry sauce may not be the star of the Thanksgiving table, but it is still an integral part of the dinner. This simple unassuming side can also…