Archive of ‘Holidays’ category

Reconnecting this Advent season

It’s Advent — a reflective season of waiting — and this year I’m mulling over two words: transcendence and omnipresence. We humans are neither. Yet, we are closer to both than we’ve ever been before. Thanks to technology, we can be multiple places at once. This can be very good, as when my busy husband Facetimes a meeting […]

Salt dough ornaments for all

With just a few days until Christmas, there’s still plenty of time to create a special gift for everyone on your list. (Really… you still have time!) When my daughter Hannah was two, we created our first Salt Dough Ornaments, and they were a hit! Not only is it a handmade gift, it’s a keepsake […]

Thankful time, thankful heart

A note from the author: Although “thankfuls” is not a word, it is a term used by my child at the dinner table and I find it to be fitting. Therefore, it is used often in this article. Please know it is referring to more than one thing we are thankful for. Every night year-round at the dinner […]

Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting

Perhaps your family is starting to look forward to the holiday season! For many of us, this can be the “most wonderful time of the year,” as we celebrate family and friends and blessings. We embrace family traditions and cherish the joys of special moments spent together. The holidays can be a reminder, though, of […]

A mother’s holiday to-do list

For 10 glorious minutes early one recent morning, all was calm and bright in my home. The dog lay on my feet while I drank my coffee at the kitchen table. And there was snow — soft, new-fallen snow on the Halloween pumpkins, the lawn, the foothills. The morning felt like a James Taylor song. […]

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