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.…


Why our family celebrates Advent

A friend said that her 6-year-old son came home from school and asked, “Does our family believe in Santa?” She knew it wasn’t wrong for her child to…


Celebrating Christ this Christmas

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year as we remember our Savior’s birth, reflect on memories of the past, enjoy our family and…


‘Tis the Season

Ephesians 2:8-10, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so…


Thankfulness is not a feeling

I have been sitting with my computer open in my lap for over an hour. I have typed and deleted. And typed some more—and deleted it again.  Seriously,…


5 things to do now for a less stressful (and more meaningful!) holiday season

Sometimes things can get a little stressful around the holidays, don't you think?  I’ve found that a little prepping ahead of time can make room for…


Remember when summer was relaxing?

It’s clearly a new day when it comes to planning out our kids’ summer. My memory may fail me, but I can’t remember one time when I overheard my…


A letter to the motherless mother as we approach Mother’s Day

Dear motherless mother, I see you.  It’s that time of year: the commercials, the flowers, the signs in every store you walk into—it’s Mother’s Day.…


Momming: Is great too much to ask?

In the filtered reality of social media, setting “great” as a standard for motherhood feels like a lot of added pressure.  But let’s be honest, no…