December 21, 2017
I am the kind of mom who ruins magical moments. I’m no good at hospitality, my baking is subpar, and my husband is the one who decorates our house for Christmas. I don’t like the hype and expectations of the … Continue reading
December 11, 2017
Forget Spring Cleaning. What most of us need is a massive Pre Christmas Decluttering. There’s nothing like the prospect of adding a bunch more toys, clothes, and books to help you realize your house is already overwhelmed with stuff. And … Continue reading
November 29, 2017
I am by and large a “live and let live” kind of parent. You do what works for you, Moms. But today I’m just feeling fed up with the whole Santa game and the Santa-infused nonsense this time of year … Continue reading
November 27, 2017
We are planning our third annual Matt Christmas and it’s just about our favorite day of the year. What is Matt Christmas, you ask? It’s that wonderful time of year when you ask your friend Matt to join your family … Continue reading
November 21, 2017
A year or two ago at Women’s Bible Study we were talking about why we love the holidays. It was a discussion question we went around the circle answering. Something like, “What’s your favorite part about the holiday season?” I … Continue reading
April 28, 2017
I’d love to have you come visit me over on Facebook or Twitter. Just sent the four year-old out to check and see how slippery it was now that there’s some ice coming down. In retrospect, not my smartest parenting … Continue reading
April 21, 2017
Enjoy my barely controlled chaos on Facebook or Twitter. I love the idea of doing one of those be your own boss, work-from-home sales jobs for a fun company. . . except it seems like they all revolve around being … Continue reading
Well, I’m here to eat crow in the most delightful way possible.
A couple days ago I posted a link to a tutorial on how to fold a napkin into a Christmas tree. . . because you know, the holidays aren’t stressful enough without having to fold our napkins into pretty shapes. Yeah, this is not how I am wired. I was going to complain about the perfectionistic tendencies the holiday season tends to bring out, but then decided that there are women who genuinely love this stuff and I wanted to be supportive of them. So I was all, “Ladies, you do you.” and felt good about it.
And then my seven year-old son saw the video.
He said to me, “That looks like origami. I like origami.” He then watched the video a couple times, napkin in hand, and mastered the technique. There are now 15 of these Christmas tree napkins waiting for our family dinner party tomorrow evening.
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December 21, 2015
Okay, Kids. We’re almost there. It’s time for a few reminders before we get to Grandpa and Grandma’s house. First of all, when we get there I know you’ll be excited to check out the Christmas tree, see what food … Continue reading
December 7, 2015
We got a letter from our pastor about something new our church leadership is trying for Christmas this year. There is going to be a Christmas offering– something above and beyond what we would normally give to help support our … Continue reading