Celebrations | Christmas | Create A Rhythm

3 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Miss Christmas

Christmas is about 7 minutes long when you have kids. One minute it’s Thanksgiving and the next you’re putting away your ornaments. Nothing moves as fast as the holidays and it’s no wonder that so many people find this time of year… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Celebrations | Christmas | Imagine The End

What Your Preschooler Really Needs for Christmas

My “baby” is now 20-years-old. I consider myself to be a fairly good gift-giver, but his 20th birthday had me stumped. He is living in an apartment at college, semi-independent, cooking his own food and cleaning his own bathroom. He doesn’t need… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values | Christmas | Imagine The End

Christmas and the G Word

Hi. My name is Carey, and I'm greedy. (This is the point where you all say, "Hi Carey.") Gosh, I hate to say it. I mean no one goes around and says they're greedy, right? We might think other people are greedy… Read More

Celebrations | Christmas | Create A Rhythm | Imagine The End

Low Expectations: A Key to Christmas Happiness

Expectations rarely run higher than they do at Christmas. From what to give to what to serve to the pressure to host well, expectations hover just beyond reach of achievability for most of us. A few years ago I was listening to… Read More

Celebrations | Christmas | Divorce | Special Topics

6 Tips to Help Broken Families Enjoy Christmas

In part one of this blog series, my sister painted a pretty honest picture of what our Christmases looked like growing up. (Click here to read part one.) Depending on if you count the Christmas our dad moved out, I had seven… Read More

Christmas | Create A Rhythm | Divorce | Special Topics

Divorced at Christmas

Christmas is a season that evokes a lot of memories. Some memories are sweet. Some memories are bitter sweet. Some memories are just bitter. I’m fortunate enough to have some of every variety but one from Christmas Day 2002 stands out particularly… Read More

Celebrations | Character and Values | Christmas | Fight For The Heart

Joy in the Chaos

My son is asking for a car this Christmas. He’s four. He started asking for one months ago. And I— foolishly—thought it would be an idea that waned with time. Not so much. He gets fixated on things and doesn’t let go.… Read More

Celebrations | Christmas | Fight For The Heart

4 Tips to Surviving Family Holiday Gatherings

This time of year really is my favorite. Starting with football and Thanksgiving dinner, then watching kids as the magic of Christmas begins to invade every bit of space in their world, it’s easy to fall in the love with the wonder of the… Read More