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More Tradition, Less Obligation

I had a conversation with several of the mamas in my local moms group a few days ago revolving around our likes and dislikes of the holiday season. And during that conversation the idea of tradition came up…

Now, I’ll be honest. I’ve worked pretty hard in an attempt to establish some fun (mostly) and meaningful traditions for our family during the Christmas season. But the more we discussed, the more I realized that much of what I viewed as tradition have actually become obligations…A need to do more, to be more, to have more this time of year.

Feeling a little overwhelmed by the holiday season? Check out my suggestions for a Christmas with more tradition and less obligation.

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Superfoods Peppermint Patties

There are few things I find more festive than peppermint and chocolate at Christmas time! There is just something about that flavor that I love! Instead of reaching for the traditional option, though, I decided to whip up this Superfoods Peppermint Patties! They still give me the yummy flavor I’m looking for, but they’re also full of all the good stuff my body needs. So I can stop at just one instead of eating the whole bag of chocolate!

Enjoy the combo of peppermint and chocolate around the holidays? Try these Superfoods Peppermint Patties for a healthy alternative! Continue reading

Simplify the Season

It’s all too easy for me to get caught up in my to-do list and schedule this time of year. I’m trying to make this year different though and being really intentional about simplifying the season and really taking time to savor this holiday.Don't get caught up in all of the craziness of the season! Use these tips to simply your Christmas season and make the most of it this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know we all have a tendency to get caught up this time of year, so I decided to share a few of my tips with you! If you’d like to make your holiday season a little simpler too, give these ideas a try! Continue reading

More Than Just Gifts

So this is probably a little late in coming, but I figured since I am officially in full holiday mode that now is better than never! As we finish out our Christmas shopping, I really wanted to shift my focus this year and do a little something different. I’ve always tried to de-emphasize gifts, but especially as our daughter gets older I want to focus more on sharing experiences with her than just gifts.It's easy to give a gift of things, but what if you focused on giving something different this year? Check out experience-based gifts to give this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While that is still hard in a few ways with her age, I figured I could at least focus on doing it with everyone else on our list. So I decided to do a little brainstorming and came up with a few different ideas for gift ideas that were more than just gifts!

If you are looking for that perfect idea for someone who just seems to have it all or if you simply want to make more of the holidays than just giving things, then check out these ideas! Continue reading

5 Ways to Make this Holiday Different

I don’t know about you, but it seems like for me the holiday season has always been about one thing…The FOOD! Now, don’t bet me wrong. I know the real reason for the season, but as far as celebrating goes, most of our traditions revolve around food. And I don’t mean the healthy ones. So as I begin to plan for the upcoming holiday season, I’m determined to make this year different.

I don’t want to sacrifice all of those things that I enjoy, including the flavors and scents of the holiday season. But I want to be able to enjoy and find a little more balance with everything. So here are the 5 ways I’ll be making this holiday different in an effort to stay on track!It's easy to make the holiday season all about the food, but there's no balance in that. Use these tips to make this holiday different and enjoy the season! Continue reading