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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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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

3-Ingredient Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

The holiday season brings with it a plethora of challenges when it comes to following any type of nutrition plan. While clean eating isn’t necessarily easy during the holiday season, the flexibility it provides makes it doable, especially with yummy recipes like this easy 3-Ingredient Chicken & Sweet Potatoes made in the crockpot! Don’t take my word for it, though! Give it a try yourself and see how simple clean eating can be even this time of year!Need an easy, nutritious meal? You can't go wrong with this Clean Eating 3-Ingredient Chicken & Sweet Potatoes! Just toss it in the crockpot and forget it! Continue reading

5 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Just like every other holiday this year, it seems like Valentine’s Day has snuck up on us. We don’t do anything too major for this holiday, but we still like to do a little something for one another as a good reminder of how much we care. As I was thinking about what we want to do this year, I realized how little time we have, but I was also able to come up with some fun and simple last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day. If you’re in the same boat as me, don’t sweat it. There is still lots you can do before the big day, so check out these last minute Valentine’s Day ideas.Did Valentine's Day snuck up on you? Check out these last minute Valentine's Day ideas to celebrate the love!

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Baby’s First Christmas

It probably comes as no surprise…I love Christmas! But, this holiday was particularly special being that it was Grace’s first. Even though she was only three months old and won’t remember this Christmas, we still wanted to make it extra special for her, and I thought I’d share a few ways we did. We continued some of the traditions that we had already started as a couple, and we instituted a few new ones. And, I’d have to say it was a real success for all of us. Take a look.A baby's first Christmas is an event they'll never get to relive. See how we made our baby's first Christmas extra special and get a few ideas for your own.

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