The holiday season is a hectic, stressful time for a lot of us. I’ve certainly had years when I was overwhelmed by holiday parties, gift shopping and failed attempts at trying to send out Christmas cards. I generally look forward to the week after Christmas when things actually slow down.
But this year, I’m setting an intention to make things different. I think what I’ve lacked most in the past year is a clear game plan for how I want to enjoy and soak up the goodness of the holiday season. In essence, I want to feel more in control of the holiday season instead of feeling like it has control over me.
Looking for ideas of what to get your favorite people for the holidays? I put together a 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with a range of things that can be gifted to your significant other, relatives, co-workers, hosts, and kids. This list is a mix of things I’ve received and loved, things I’ve given that were celebrated, and a few things I’d love to receive.
It’s Friday, and I’m especially happy it’s here, because after traveling this week for work, Jordan is back in town to help share the load at home. MAJOR SALUTE to all of the single parents out there who operate as real-life heroes.
Also, a huge thanks to all of you who shared congratulations, well-wishes, and prayers for our family! We’re overjoyed about this new baby on the way. Many of you have placed your bets/asked if we know the gender — and we do! Read on for that news and some other things worth sharing from the week…