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It's Christmas time- let the buying frenzy begin!
Just kidding. However, are you ever at a loss as to what to get people and find yourself just giving "stuff"? I've been there before- and I hate it. So I put together a list of gifts that have been LOVED, USED and ADORED by those who have them. I hope you find it useful!
We've all been there, right? Where we are so. tired. we. can't. move.
And sometimes these days extend into weeks. Survival mode is no fun, and mom guilt ON TOP OF survival mode? That's just plain brutal. Health problems, pregnancy, emotional difficulties, lack of sleep, or just a crazy schedule can bring us all to our knees at one time or another. And now, Christmas is coming as well- with all the (fun) but hard work that is associated with that.
But no matter how tired we are, kids still need to be fed, their screen time needs to be limited, and we definitely don't want any fighting or whining! While we are dreaming, it would also be ideal if they were learning something. . .
But how? How do we do take care of the kids and still take care of ourselves? I don't have all the answers (besides feed them cold cereal for dinner), but I do have one great tip:
By Katie Brimhall
*Note: This was an essay for a scholarship application my high school daughter wrote. The theme was "Why My Vote Matters". I thought it was an appropriate post for today. Plus--I'm so proud of her!
Not long ago, I listened to my classmates chatter after my dual enrollment college class. I had tuned out their conversation, but my ears perked up as they starting talking about something I found interesting... politics.
“I don't think I'm going to vote,” one of the girls said, sitting back in her chair. “Besides, I don't even know who's running and who's good or not.” My eyes popped out of my head- she sounded so casual about it. Another classmate agreed with her wholeheartedly.
Hi, I'm Jen! I adore chocolate, I'd rather read than clean my house, and I haven't seen my abs in I-don't-know-how-long. But I love my husband and kids to death and try to Raise The Good within myself and my family by making wise and uplifting media choices and having a deliberate family culture. You are probably doing the same thing. Let's share what works with each other!
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