I have this thing for Christmas (you can read more about why here). And even though she created Christmas miracles for us, I never saw my mom stress over it all. She was a single mom on a teacher’s salary with three kids enamored with Christmas. Pinterest didn’t exist, but pressure is timeless – yet I never saw her buckle under its force.
I want that.
Now that I’m a mama, my ‘thing’ for the magic and beauty of the season is only intensified as I create memories for my kids and family. But I want to do it all in love, not in stress-induced pressure. I need moments of Christmas too, which is why I wrote this book – a daily Advent devotional for me and for you. I wanted to be rooted in scripture, in remembering who He is – Emmanuel, God with us. I don’t want to let stress consume my heart and my December.
I want to be fixed on the coming Christ child as we prepare to celebrate His birthday, and it will take a lot to stay focused this year.
I’m expecting my third miracle baby at the very end of November, just before Advent begins. It’s going to be a hectic season and month for our family, with my little boy turning four in the middle of it all. I want to go into it as organized as possible and back pockets stuffed with tips & tricks for enjoying the wonder of the season and not succumbing to stress, and I want to share all of them with you.
Every day in October I’ll be writing a tip, trick, story, Scripture or recipe to help you enjoy the upcoming holiday-filled season with less stress. When we end the series, it will be November – just in time for the best of autumn, all things pumpkin, Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, and our lists and hearts will be ready for it all.
There will be lots of practical takeaways, pin-able pretties, and fun surprises (promise!) Sign up here so you don’t miss a single post, or update your current subscription to receive all posts bundled into one email a week! Follow this Pinterest board to see each post, and make sure to pin this page with the list of all posts (each will be added as they are live)
Tweet & invite your friends to join in the fun, and together, let’s work towards a less-stress holiday season!
31 Days to a Less-Stress Holiday Season!
Day 1 :: Pray Over Your Season
Day 2 :: Create & Use a Holiday-Only Notebook
Day 3 :: Intentional Decor Only
Day 4 :: Let Your Kids Help (for real!)
Day 5 :: Have a Quiet Night
Day 6 :: Freezer Cooking is Your Friend
Day 8 :: Create Your Holiday Soundtrack
Day 9 :: Clean Out Your Closets
Day 10:: Stovetop Holiday Potpourri
Day 11:: Layout & Label Your Serving Pieces
Day 12:: Community Ideas!
Day 13:: Gifts in Jars
Day 14:: Christmas Morning Caramel Rolls
Day 17:: Simple Gifts
Day 18:: Let it Go.
Day 19:: Books for Your Heart
Day 20:: Books for Their Heart
Day 21:: A Prayer for the Parking Lot
Day 22:: Advent Calendar Roundup
Day 23:: Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte
Day 24:: Cookie Swaps
Day 25:: Peppermint Popcorn Crunch
Day 26:: at (in)courage today
Day 27:: Plan a Polar Express Trip
Day 28:: Use Subscription Services
Day 29:: Apple Cranberry Casserole
Day 30:: Create a Gift Spreadsheet
Day 31:: Happy Holidays!