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Parents' Blog

Wrap It Up! Try a Gift-Wrapping Party!

December 16, 2017

This time of year we are busy. We are busy spending time with my family and friends. We are busy shopping, gifting, chatting, and wrapping. I always want to see my friends during the holidays but, as a parent, I have no time at all for getting together with my friends. Being a parent is hard work and takes a lot of time. Being a friend is equally important, but we devote a lot less time to it.

Many years ago I started a new tradition with my friends, and it has solved some of the holiday stress. It is a wrapping party! It has become one of our most beloved traditions because it ensures we have time for our friends while still getting holiday things done.

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A Little Grace, Mammas

December 05, 2016

I don’t always know what to blog about.  Yesterday one of my moms asked me to write about stress during the Holidays.  I told her I didn’t know what she was talking about! What stress? . . . And then a memory of the night before flashed back to my mind; right there and then, I had to dig deep, but the more I thought about stress, the more I remembered.  I let go of my facade . . . only briefly mind you, to let in a distant memory of stress.  Shortly thereafter I put myself right back together, somewhat forcing the image of having it ALL together!  So, I will try to tell you about my brief and unbelievably rare memory of stress.

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