Tag Archive: Christmas

Dec 24 2015

Merry (Simple) Christmas

I love Christmas time. I love the sights, the smells, the sounds, and the tastes. I love the extra church services and time with friends and family.  But I also know how easy it is to get so consumed IN the season that I can’t even enjoy the season. I work full-time outside the home, …

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Dec 16 2015

Unexpected Peace

I was up until 1 in the morning today. I’d love to say that I was finishing an awesome book, or that I was able to stay awake for a whole movie, or even that I was chatting with one of my long distance besties. But no, sadly I was up holding a puke bowl …

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Dec 15 2014

Working Mom Christmas Survival List

If I could send a care package to every working mom for this time of year, this is what would be in it. Maybe Santa will slip one (or more) of these into your stocking! This list was inspired by Man Crates. This is what I would want in my very own (pretty) gift package! …

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Dec 03 2013

Christmas Music Confessional

I’m a confessional, liturgical, Lutheran. And I have a confession to make. I listen to Christmas music during advent. This may not seem like a big deal, but it kind of is. When I was a young married woman, I was very serious about keeping advent. The thought was if we saved Christmas for December …

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Nov 30 2011

Why We Don’t Have an Elf on the Shelf

Let me get this out in the open. I’m not judging you if you have adopted an elf to report your children’s behavior to Santa. I’m not. But, let’s just say, it’s not for me. Lest you think I’m all Bah Humbug and no fun…click around here. We have a lot of fun. We laugh …

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