December is done, The New Year is jolly. We've hung up the tinsel, And packed up the holly. It's time to start fresh, That's what they say. But I truly believe,  That's a choice everyday. {anonymous} With the holidays behind us, many turn to the New Year as...
If I could earn $5 every time someone told me to not stress out over the holidays, I could pay for most of the Christmas presents. The last two years have been much easier as I get into the groove...
For several weeks now, relatives have been asking what I want for Christmas. Honestly, I couldn't think of anything. Well, I could think of a few things...but the stuff I want can't be bought at Target or shipped through...
If you’re reading this, congratulations…you’ve made it to Level 11 of 2020.  But there’s no telling what trickery Level 12 is going to bring. Santa is cancelled? Carol Baskin’s missing husband is found alive? At this point, if my cat started speaking Spanish...
As the holiday season approaches, Oklahomans eagerly anticipate the return of the annual Mistletoe Market, organized by the Junior League of Oklahoma City. This beloved tradition,  a premier shopping event featuring unique merchandise from over 100 carefully selected vendors...
If you asked my husband what my favorite holiday is, he would probably tell you that it is whichever holiday is up next on the calendar.  Which is partly true, however, I do have a few favorites.  Somewhere at...
Dear Santa Claus, I know -  I haven't written you in nearly two decades but seriously, can you help a mama out? After all, I've changed approximately 3,000 diapers this year, potty trained 2 kids, gave up the last piece of...
With the Halloween candy overload and Christmas craziness already taking up 90% of the stores, it's hard to keep selfishness at bay and have a grateful heart--even though Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And I say that as...
The holiday season is fast approaching. It is the busiest travel time of the year with everyone visiting friends and family or just taking a well-deserved vacation. Whether you are going to Dallas for the shopping weekend or flying...
I love getting together with my family for Christmas. Not only do we stuff our bellies full with my grandma's fabulous cooking, but we fill our day (and usually the following days after) with lots and lots of games....
My goal this Christmas is to teach my children that Christmas is not about what presents they get, but appreciating our family and our blessings that we've received throughout the year. Instilling gratitude, compassion, empathy and the joy of giving...
It's that time of year again! The time when holiday lights start to go up, people argue over whether or not it's appropriate to put the tree up before Thanksgiving, and we start to get the texts from Aunt...

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