Halloween’s over. Head to any department store and you’ll find the holiday decorations up and every store (online or brick and mortar) advertising about Black Friday or holiday sales in general. Are you ready? Gah! Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the holidays. Seriously…I love them.
What creates a true “Christmas Spirit?” Christmas is just around the corner and I have been thinking about all the fun activities that our family will do once again. However, this year, I have decided to be more conscious about getting my girls to serve others and think outside of themselves.
As a parent, you know it’s hard to keep your sanity at Christmas with little ones – if you don’t have a great plan. I remember one Christmas when my daughter was about 2 years old, she got overwhelmed with all the Christmas activities and lack of schedule. I guess she just had too much fun. Because on Christmas day about 2:00 pm with all the activities happening around her, she just laid down in the middle of the floor and fell asleep with friends and family walking and talking all around.
The holidays have become a time of great stresses and budget busters, partially caused by materialism. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting gifts and having material objects as much as the next person. However, I personally feel that such a huge focus on material objects greatly detracts from the spirit of the season – loving and appreciating the gifts and people we have in our lives.
~ I’m on a new adventure with the Squishy Baby, figuring out this mommy thing one day at a time. Raising little people while keeping our homes and finances under control might be a challenge, but it’s one I’m excited to tackle… and I want to encourage you to tackle it too.
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