Five Ways to Have a Merry Little Christmas

Our daughters were in elementary school when we took a Christmas road trip to Arizona to visit my husband’s snowbird parents. We left evergreens and snow for cacti and desert temps. And instead of a traditional Minnesota celebration with extended family, we served...

Buy Once, Give Twice

I love Christmas, but every now and then I need a little inspiration to help me choose the perfect gift for friends or family. Maybe you do, too. I especially love to give gifts that not only benefit the recipient, but also benefit others. This is not always possible,...

Overactive Tear Ducts

I am an extremely emotional person. When I say that, I mean an overly emotional person. I have an undiagnosed condition of overactive tear ducts (which is really just my excuse to say I cry a lot). I sing a song, I cry. I have to make a phone call and talk to a...

Easy and Inexpensive Last-Minute Gift Ideas

My friend Krista is a genius when it comes to inexpensive yet meaningful gifts. I recently shared with her the high number of people on staff at our son’s school who are supporting him as he continues to grow and develop and that I had no idea what to do to honor...