Choosing a word for the year isn’t some mystical process. Think about your life and what you’d like to be different. What are the things coming up in your year and what outcomes would you like? Take time to write down your hopes and dreams for your family. You’ll see a theme emerge, I’m almost […]
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I used to love New Year’s Eve and all of the anticipation of what the New Year might bring. Staying up late, sipping champagne, and that long midnight kiss all guaranteed a bright start to the new year.
I’ve already seen multiple posts on Facebook about how people can relieve stress and anxiety during the holiday season. As a culture, we are overworked and over-committed. If there is one thing I have learned since becoming a mama, it’s that we need to feel free to say no and truly do what’s best for us […]
If it wasn’t for the holidays, I would probably sink into a deep, dark depression this time of year. I hate it. The pretty leaves fall off the trees, the weather gets cold, I go to work in the dark, I come home in the dark, and I literally want to do nothing. It feels […]
Before I got married, the holidays were simple. I was raised in Japan and my whole family celebrated the Japanese New Year. But after getting married, things changed. Now my family has multiple faiths.
For the last few years, my husband and I have chosen to spend Christmas at the homes of our families instead of at our own. We like to take advantage of our days off work to travel to see family who lives far away. In fact, we have learned that traveling on the day of Christmas […]
I want to have the same excitement they do. I want to push disenchantment out of the way and give expectations a proper place, but not the throne. So, here are some things I’m doing to enjoy Christmas and make room for peace instead of pressure.
The season of gift giving is upon us! If you have a child in daycare, preschool, or beyond, you may be trying to come up with a gift their teacher will actually like. After all, they spend a lot of their time taking care of your most precious gift!
In my ongoing search for ways to make the Christmas season come alive for toddlers, I came across this idea: A paper chain countdown to Christmas! Each link of the chain contains a special holiday activity to do together as a family.