Holidays

The Real New Year’s Eve Party

Now that you’re a parent, do you ever think that New Year’s Eve should be more “exciting,” somehow?   I recently realized I’ve had this subconscious vision in my mind that…

Grandma’s Gift

Three years ago Grandma left this life at the age of 95. Some days I still feel the loss deeply, but I still have her gifts. When I was 2,…

Twas Christmastime

Twas the month of Christmas and all through the city People were crazy and not acting pretty. The traffic was clogged, the stores were all packed. The lines were so…

Holidays with Parents and In-laws: Let It Be Good

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…

4 Ways to Relieve Holiday Stress

What are you feeling as you anticipate the next few weeks leading up to Christmas? Excitement, dread, panic, fear, joy? We are unique individuals and each of our situations is…

The Higher Calling of Motherhood

I recently attended a Veteran’s Day programs for both of my children. Such different experiences. Eldest played in her school’s band, smiling with her friends and clapping for each portion…

Family Traditions Keep Kids Pure

Did you know that family traditions keep your kids pure? The Gresh family Christmas traditions … you’d think they’d be made of eggnog and pumpkin spice. Maybe Christmas hymns and…

Don’t Give Them Everything They Want

I grew up the eldest of four kids. We had enough, but there was not a lot of excess. My parents were very careful with their finances. Christmas was wonderful…

6 Ways to Find Freedom From the Frenzy This Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year, but it hasn’t always been that way. For many years I looked at December as a list of duties and obligations. The decorations,…

Evolving Family

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.” Alex Haley I was blessed to grow up in a tight-knit, loving family. Every holiday,…

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