October has come and gone, but the holiday season is upon up whether we are ready or not. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with a to-do list that grows as quickly as your kids, far-away relatives asking when you’ll visit, gift-giving pressures, etc. When that happens, the “happy holidays” are at risk of feeling not […]
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If you are one of these moms (like me), striving and planning and seeking perfection with every holiday ideal, it’s time to take a deep breath. There are things we can do to help manage our expectations and still keep the magic alive.
This post aims to neither boast nor judge. Let me instead share some guidelines at the core of my habitual cleanliness. Maybe you can adopt them and adjust the way you treat your car. Or, maybe you can brush them aside like so many granola crumbs from the driver’s seat. To each, her own.
Whether you are out-of-towners (howdy, y’all) or locals making the most of a staycation, we’ve found a great, family-friendly hotel right in the heart of the Stockyards: The brand spankin’ new Courtyard Marriott Fort Worth Historic Stockyards.
While my boys do a great job of meeting their “must say Mommy a few thousand times a day,” quota, I am not actually as high in demand as Daddy. I am not their favorite parent.
It is not loving us when they spend without thought for future financial needs or retirement. It is not selfless of them to give only what they assume we would want — what they believe is good for us without reference to our tastes, preferences, or actual needs.
Above all, know that that no one can make you happy but you. Some people have beautiful lives and don’t enjoy a second. Others find the light in a bleak world and are completely satisfied.