Christmas Break

The last 17 days have been absolutely AMAZING. First off, I can’t believe it was just 17 days ago that the kids last had school. We did so much that it wonderfully felt like our break was much longer. That first evening we drove through a park near us that does a lightfest. It is […]

Presence over Presents

I am the first to say, I don’t need gifts.  I am happy with people remembering to send me wishes and I do love a good card!!  Homemade or store bought, but with writing, always with writing!! Anyhow, yesterday on Christmas we had the opportunity to discuss with many groups of people the gifts that […]

Our Christmas Eve #Thisis38

When you have a blended family you have to make traditions that work for you.  In this family our Christmas Eve and Christmas day happen only when the 6 kids are in our home. The younger ones who still believe in the magic of Santa, will also choose to believe that Santa understands our family […]

Christmas With A Blended Family

I had the opportunity to Guest Post for Etta.  Here is the post that was published today!  Please go check it out. ” I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.&… Source: Christmas With A Blended Family

Traditionally Nontraditional

I am 35 years old.  Over the years there have been many different “traditions”.  The thing is, because of our blended family lifestyle no two years look the same.  Sometimes we have multiple kids on Christmas day and others we just have the youngest.  Depending on everything else, we may celebrate the day after Christmas […]