Season’s Greetings

A couple of Christmas’ ago Rob and I were particularly excited about the season. Wanting to sprinkle the dust of Christmas cheer on those we loved, we decided to make a family trip to the toy store. We felt generous and wanted to look around with the kids for ideas. We joyfully anticipated seeing their…Read more »

Expectation

Expectation – a tricky thing at any time, but a significantly greater land mine at this time of year. I know this from personal experience.  The pressure to meet these expectations is in large part what keeps me so busy during this season. Junior (x4) needs to bring cookies for the class Christmas party. I…Read more »

“Let’s go Christmas shopping together as a family,” we said. On a Saturday two weeks before Christmas, no less. “This is a good idea, we will make memories as a family,” we thought. Well, we did make memories. We were right about that. It had been a long time of tough slogging. Too much pressure. …Read more »