Father, I pray my children will not allow resentment or bitterness to control them in any way.
When my children were just toddlers, I encouraged them to write. Most days my preschoolers had time where we would use our creative juices and let them flow all over a blank canvas. Behind every drawing there was a story and if the kids didn’t have a story to tell about their picture, I would Continue »
You probably already do this as a mom, but during the holiday season our evaluation becomes even more important: “Which is more valuable here–my money, or my time? My time with my kids, or doing this for someone else? Doing what’s expected, or preserving my sanity?” It’s worth a few minutes for me this year to Continue »
I love large family gatherings. Being surrounded by aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings, cousins–the more, the merrier! Every significant holiday growing up was a juggling act for my mom. Trying to schedule events for both sides of the family and making sure we had equal amount of time with them. My husband and I are from the Continue »
Karen Ehman has been described as profoundly practical, engagingly funny and downright real. Her passion is to provide women with creative tools and doable ideas to help them live their priorities and love their lives: faith, family, friends. Find out more about Karen and her new book Let. It. Go. on her website karenehman.com
You’re into preparation mode-shopping, cooking, invitations, fundraisers, junk mail, Christmas cards, special parties. And this is above and beyond the regular stuff on your plate–sports teams, concerts, work deadlines, homework help. And then there’s the unexpected–a child’s broken leg, another ear infection, a friend in crisis. But for many there’s another source of underlying stress Continue »