I realize this will sound flippant, but people who wrap up all their Christmas planning weeks before December 25 really must not have a whole lot of stress in their lives. Christmas is a disruption in my life. It just adds chaos to my already chaotic existence. I walk around dreading it, and at… Read More The Most Stressful Time of the Year!
Our friends and family were very kind and generous when it came to my baby shower. The shower itself was a beautiful, birdie-themed event, lovingly and thoughtfully hosted by the Aunties and Grandmas. They seriously left no detail out, and much of what decorated the shower ended up decorating our nursery because it was so… Read More My three favorite baby shower gifts I didn’t know I wanted
From the outset, I feel the need to defend myself a bit here. Depending on your interpretation, that title above is either an exaggeration or dead on. Both of my kids have summer birthdays that are not quite comfortable enough to squeeze together into one celebration, but not far enough apart, in my opinion, to… Read More True Confession: I Forgot My Kid’s Birthday
I always espoused the view that Christmas should not be about the gifts you get or how much money you spend on others, but about family and togetherness and those important things in life. But in recent times, despite how hard my family tries to focus on “the important things,” it seems like we are… Read More The Gift Card Grab Bag, and Other Holiday Fails.
As Black Friday draws to a close, I’m reminded of a Facebook conversation I had a few years ago with a friend. Not a “Facebook friend,” but a bona fide friend who I know well, and who I know is legit into Christmas. I mean as in the birth of Christ and all that –… Read More Backing Out On Black Friday