How to be a life-giving Mom (without losing your marbles) during the holidays.
As moms we want to make the holidays all kinds of magic and meaning for our families. We want to celebrate Advent, bless our kids with good food and happy days, and come out of it all with the best memories, right? Yet, all of our best intentions often lead to a lot of overwhelm and frustration. (it’s not just me, is it?). If you feel any of that, today’s episode is just what you need!
I am re-sharing a favorite interview with Jessica Smartt, author of The Memory Making Mom. In it, Jessica and I talk about simple ways to celebrate Advent, have fun, and make memories to last the whole family a lifetime. Jessica shares some excellent book and movie recommendations, creative family activities, and perspectives that will ground us!
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