Now, I’m a big experiences person. Experiences matter to me – especially experiences with people I care about. And for the most part, I like my experiences to be enjoyable. I did not want to look back on this family photo experience and remember it as a big flop.
My heart broke. I was not prepared for this conversation. Didn’t we have at least one more season of holiday cheer and magic ahead?! I quickly came up with a plan to minimize the damage. I told him that he was now part of a very exclusive and secret club.
I don’t have to follow this unspoken rule of this Get a Gift, Give a Gift. It’s the sole reason why I don’t like gift giving. It feels forced and unauthentic. Last year, I decided to break the unspoken rule on a test run. It was marvelous.
I can’t count the times I’ve started a gratitude journal or joined in on 30 Days of Gratitude. I never seem to complete the activity and get down on myself for not following through. Yet maybe even in without finishing they, were beneficial. These practices of intentionally counting thanks seemed to give me an awareness. Even […]
My son started playing games around three years old. We started simply with Tic-Tac-Toe and memory match. It wasn’t long before he was beating me at memory on a regular basis. We progressed to Candyland quickly and learned colors. Then came Chutes and Ladders and counting spaces.
The USDA Economic Research website reports that in our country, households with children are affected most of all. Almost one third of households headed by a single mother report that they struggle to provide enough food for their children on a daily basis.
My mom is and was an awesome mom. She has always gone out of her way to show her support, love, and to make sure we are spoiled on occasion. I have no complaints about the type of mom she is. Except one. My mom was and is so wrapped up in her identity as […]
We don’t ask anyone to bring anything other than themselves. Most people are relieved to not have another thing on their to-do list. They walk in with a sort of a relaxed swagger and grin on their face—just happy and grateful to take part and be taken care of for a couple of hours.
Traditionally, dads get a bad rap for not knowing these little, or sometimes big, details. I think a lot of people attribute it as a male trait. Maybe that’s true to an extent, but I also think it’s simply because they’re often working in a different building than home!