Practice Gratitude – And An Invitation.


  As I wrote last year, I firmly believe that Thanksgiving is more than a meal with Turkey. In 2014, our family placed an extra focus on gratitude during the month of November. Our son and I filled out gratitude calendars. It was amazing to hear how our 4-year-old son could verbalize what he was thankful for and […]

November 2, 2015

Too High or Too Low…Beware of Setting Irrational Holiday Expectations (and 6 Tips to Maintain a Realistic Mindset)

Joyful hosting

When we get excited for a holiday, it’s important not to have irrational expectations of friends and family. Tips for a realistic mindset. We’ve all done it. We develop expectations of our children, friends, family and of events only to be disappointed. It could be an event we’re attending, or one we’re hosting. It starts […]

December 19, 2014