Holidays

A New Holiday Family

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…

How do you make CHRISTmas about Jesus in your home?

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…

A Southern Cornbread Recipe from Barbara

When my sweet mother married my father, following him north 600 miles for his career, everything familiar faded in the rearview mirror of their 1948 Ford sedan. Southern cooking, southern…

A Thanksgiving Tip from Nicole Eunice

Part bible teacher, part community organizer, part busy mom–Nicole Eunice has the uncanny ability to relate to people in all ages and stages of life with her “keeping it real”…

De-stressing the Holidays

I’m going to say something radical: Thanksgiving is not about the food. Yes, Thanksgiving is a feast. It’s a time to be thankful for the year’s bounty, and we celebrate…

An Ode to Procrastination …

A nice crisp breeze, falling leaves, the smell of a pumpkin spice candle burning … ah, the smells of fall. An environment like that is just the thing to get…

The Martyr Mom

Yesterday I starred in my very own production of Martyr Mom. I’m the only one who does any work around here, I thought. The closing act of my mom drama was…

Remembering on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is often thought to be the “beginning of summer,” especially here in the south. But today is about much more than barbecues and parties. It is a day…

Feeling Patriotic About President’s Day

This past summer, something amazing happened when our extended family traveled to my old stomping grounds in Washington, D.C., to take a tourist tour of the White House. I used…

When the Night Isn’t Silent: Christmas in a Stepfamily

“I’m struggling to know what to do about the upcoming holidays,” Vicky, a stepmom of two years shared. “My husband has two children from a previous marriage that are 11…

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