Scaling Back

(This post contains affiliate links.) I have a small obsession with the holiday season. I love the festivity, the togetherness, the decor, the traditions–all of it. But upon reflection, I can see how I can turn so many of the special holiday activities into a burden. All the memories I want to make become a looming checklist that brings more stress than joy some days. As a result, I am attempting to scale back and focus on just a few special traditions: Advent We believe it is important to celebrate Advent because it allows us to teach, reflect, and worship … Read more…

An Educational Christmas Countdown

    Many of us treasure holiday memories with our families because of unique family traditions. Mitch and I have formed a couple of our own since we got married (5 years ago!!!). We always make homemade pizza on Christmas Eve (or before we go to celebrate with family). We have certain Christmas movies and music albums that we love to listen to (you can check them out in my Amazon store under products that we love). Seriously, if you have not checked out The Star of Bethlehem, do so this year! We watch it every Christmas. I’ve seen it … Read more…