We thought it would be fun to countdown to Christmas each night with a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.
Earlier, I read a facebook update from Heidi St. John, The Busy Mom (here) and instantly felt relief. It’s so easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed by the season. Especially, now with social media images and Pinterest perfect pictures everywhere. Today, I took a step back to evaluate what truly matters to my husband and kiddos so I could concentrate on those things. My kids don’t care if my house looks like a perfect Christmas Pinterest photo, or if we have beautifully wrapped gifts with matching coordinated wrapping paper. Speaking to myself here, as it is so easy to judge myself and create unrealistic expectations. Making memories together and celebrating the REASON for CHRISTmas is what truly matters, everything doesn’t have to look “Pinteresty.” [Read more...]