Turn Holiday Stress into Simple, Meaningful Memories

Last month I was invited to speak to a group of women about my family’s Christmas traditions. Some were quite surprised by our family’s fairly simple gift-giving traditions, and they asked if I planned to continue such minimalist gifting as my kids grow older. My answer? I think we will. I hope we will. Keeping […]

Create Meaningful Holidays Within Your Means

Growing up, my parents gave me the gift of simple yet meaningful holidays. They created family traditions that were designed to focus on gratitude and giving, and spending time together as a family. Suntrust Bank is sponsoring a series of three posts on this blog that will hopefully help more families have this same experience […]

2014 Goal Setting: November

Happy Halloween! Johnny made this cute little candy corn guy in his first grade class. I think it’s adorable! We are supposed to get one of our extremely rare rain showers today, but everyone is much too grateful for rain to complain. I kept my October goals simple, and we had a nice month. A […]