“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside. Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away. Let us not get so caught up in our […]
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There is nothing like the clean slate feel of a brand new year. There is so much possibility and hope that challenges will improve and that new opportunities will come. I normally make a huge list of resolutions each year. But frankly, in the last few years, I could just change the date at the […]
New Year’s Eve is one of those holidays that has changed significantly since becoming a parent. Gone are the days of meeting friends at bars. Heck, let’s face it — many of us don’t even see friends on this day, anymore. It’s a family day like most of the other 365 days in a year. […]
The holidays are definitely a time for family. However, sometimes navigating the when and where of seeing all that family can get a bit tricky. When my husband and I were first married, we both wanted to be with our respective families on Christmas. Instead of fighting over it, we just spent half a day […]
I didn’t really notice until it smacked me in the face. I don’t enjoy Christmas anymore. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, I wasn’t taking time to enjoy it. So Much To Do, So Little Time Outdoor decorations. Indoor decorations. Picking out the live tree. Getting it home. Putting it up and […]
But now we have come to what I call the sweet spot. The kids are between, say, 3 and 6. They believe in Santa and his magic. And they are suckers for all of the advertising on TV. They may be a little shy but parents or elves usually can coax them to at least […]
It is in this moment that I’ll remind myself, as I’ve done many times before, that I’ve actually already received every single one of these gifts. I don’t need them; they’re already mine. They may bury themselves down deep inside sometimes, but they’re there.
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I will look at a frozen pie crust in the store, and think to myself, “Why buy one, when it is so easy to make one?” Yes, it may be easy to make one, but when I am trying to do that and a million other things on a timeline, it’s not easy! Experience has […]