• Decorating isn’t one of my favorite parts of Christmas but I like how it looks when it is festive. So I have simplified my decorating. Besides replacing some Christmas balls last year I haven’t gotten new decorations in at least 4

  • This past weekend, my husband and I went searching for tracks to drive on in our new, used Jeep. We came to one extremely bumpy dirt road with deep grooves. At the beginning I braced for each bump. But, quickly found out that by tensing my body

  • Stop all your prep work for a minute. How are you feeling and acting? Are you tense? Irritable? Snippy? What if you let go of some of the prep? Or maybe do it with music and laughter? One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is your

  • To make it easier this season, there are wonderful printables that creative people made and share with us. Gift certificates – for getting out of chore cards, rent a movie day, dinner out with Mom, stay up 1/2 hour later, etc. Games,

  • If most years you bring more stuff into your life for the holidays, it may be time to do a little pre-holiday decluttering. Kids’ Toys Let start with the kids. Which toys have they outgrown, no longer play with, never liked? Are any in

  • Do you want a holiday plan that doesn’t have you do a million things you just don’t have time for? I’ve tried the holiday plans that are online. But, I never finished them. Having simplified my Christmas I didn’t use many