Christmas

Celebrations | Christmas

The Reality of Christmas

The older I get, the more sentimental I become. Especially as Christmas. Three chords into “O Holy Night” and you’ll find me tearing up and sniffling like a fool. I… Read More

Celebrations | Christmas | Grandparents

4 Ways To Be A Good Grandparent Over The Holidays

It’s Christmas, and I’ll be honest, I tend to lose my head. Come December, I go a little Buddy-the- Elf-crazy with the personal motto: If it's made with sugar, then… Read More

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7 Ways To Get to Christmas Without a Total Meltdown

Instagram lies. Well, at least I'm sure it does at some point over Christmas.  When I see people posting pictures of how wonderful setting up the tree is and how magical the decorating was (okay, okay, I've done this...I'm guilty), it reminds… Read More

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20 Memorable Family Christmas Traditions

Traditions are important for families because they provide opportunities to keep your family legacy going. From the simple to the silly to the sentimental, traditions can create meaningful memories. Don’t hesitate to try out some new traditions this Christmas season and see… Read More

Christmas | Family Life | Thanksgiving

Moving Beyond the Holi-Daze : 10 Tips to Prepare for the Holiday Season

Here it comes, right on cue! It's November already, and the Christmas commercials have started appearing on television, stores are all decked with holly, and your kids are probably already begging for new “stuff” under the Christmas tree. For many of us,… Read More

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Celebrating Christmas With Your Baby

What you do every week matters. And what you do every week matters more when it happens over time. But there are some moments that only come around seasonally, annually, or once in a lifetime. And the way you celebrate those moments… Read More

Celebrations | Christmas | Create A Rhythm

An Imperfect Christmas

It's no secret that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year. And the tension is that by this point, Christmas Eve, all the 'how to avoid stress' tips from the I've-got-everything-together-why-don't-you people seem too little too late:… Read More

Celebrations | Christmas | Create A Rhythm

A Kid’s Christmas Story

Joseph leads Mary through the backwoods in a red wagon, an angel sweeps in on a tire swing, and wise men celebrate with sparklers. Gather your family around and watch the Christmas story from Luke 1 and 2 told from a kid's perspective. The Christmas Story… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Celebrations | Christmas | Create A Rhythm

The Wonder of Christmas – Setting the Stage for Preschoolers

“I want the other one!” my two-year declared as I took his usual favorite, Little Blue Truck, off the bookshelf. “I want the one in the attic!” I knew exactly what he was referring to: Little Blue Truck’s Christmas. We’d loaded it… Read More