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I am a momma of 6 :) I have one grand-daughter who is 2 and a half and one who is 9 months!!...my youngest son is 6 months younger than the older one and 1 year older than the baby :) We homeschool and we are always on the go! I like to joke and say we are "addicted to chaos"! Long story short - we are parents of kiddos every age imaginable (almost) and like everyone else...We're learning as we go along! Thank the Lord...He's forgiving and LOVING - 'cause we're truly undeserving of all the wonderful gifts He's given to us!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Did you ever get all geared up to post a NEW POST and then stop short because you wonder....What in the world do I have to say that anyone needs to hear?!

Well I don't blog because I think my opinion is so important that you MUST hear it :)
I don't blog because I think I know anything - and whew...the older I get the less I know believe you me! :)

So...why do I blog?
Maybe because I read several blogs and I think...I AM NOT ALONE!!! :)
So...maybe that's what I'm hoping for you (me) (you know what I mean)

So....I wanted to do the MUCH LESS COMERCIAL CHRISTMAS this year...and I'm failing miserably.
I want people to know how loved they are with home-made stuff..but then I get panicky when I don't have a "GIFT" to give them.
I just can't get over the "TOTAL BAD PARENT...F.A.I.L.U.R.E" feeling that I KNOW I'd feel if I gave them a sparkly glitter pinecone and told them "It's your gift - because I love you and I'm not crafty enough to make a GOOD gift" lol.
I'm sure that somehow makes me a bad person.
I'm not hand-crafting all my presents.
I'm not giving only gifts like.... a goat for an village.... or a well....
I'm baking like a lunatic (and I'm on this fabulous yet STRICT diet)
I'm buying even cheap stuff so that the kids will have "stuff" (no they don't need stuff...but somehow I worry that they do)
I'm taking off a few afternoons because of my mom guilt of working full time...to do things with the kiddos.
I DID try to order things from my blogger friends who WERE making stuff :) That felt good :)

I thought I could do it differently this year.
I did. (think so)
I'm just having a hard time pulling it off any way other than the way we've always done it.
"family traditions"
maybe if I start with just ONE new family tradition.....

What do you suggest?:)
Are you too having a tough time reigning in the "christmas madness"
I keep thinking...two ways...1.) it's only the 7th OR 2.) OH my goodness it's only 18 days till Christmas!!

With all my heart~


  1. I like reading you , so maybe you could write to make me smile :-)

    regarding gift, Well when I got married I surrender money to my husband, I taught I wasn't good with it and spending too much (not on myself mind you other but nevertheless way too much spending)

    So we were married in July and around September I ask in for some money to buy gifts, "why do you need money for that", ok I taught maybe it's still too early, ask in October same answer again in Novermber and 2 weeks before Christmas, nothing, He said we gift the gift of our presence and services to our family and friends, for Christmas and Birthdays!!!

    My first reaction was WHAT!!!!!! mind you my husband is not greedy, he is very generous and would spend all is pay check to buy something to someone on another day then a birthday and Christmas, why, because people expect to have a gift on those days and that kill of the fun of giving and blessing the person with a surprise if they expected it!!!!

    But in a way his way of thinking help makes this days less stressful for me :-)

  2. Honestly, it has been SO easy for me in the past years, simply because there was NO money for gifts. One year I made each of my older daughters a Quiet Time Journal (with a 3 ring binder, dividers and notebook paper) and pillowcases for all the other children. For my oldest, I put together a recipe book of my favorite recipes (again using a 3 ring binder). This year is a little different because we just received a small inheritance. Okay, this is going to sound funny, but I'm gonna say it anyway...I miss being broke at Christmas!!! :)

  3. I'm the queen of christmas...I LOVE all things cmas.

    One new tradition? Let it be this:

    everyone draw names. whoever you get is the person you MAKE a gift for. Then all the kids get in on the action.

    For my family I also draw for the smaller kids and i usually do something fun like handprints and a poem with a picture of their person with them.

    this could be all the gift giving the siblings do...or they can buy more if they desire.

    another tradition? do you have many cmas books and movies? enough to last until cmas eve? If so, wrap them up and let a different child unwrap each night and then read/watch them. (We only open the movies when we know we have time to at least watch an hour.) It's a way to count down advent.

    another? Follow my advent activities on my blog. Each day we do soemthing different...also have blessing activities each day.

    An elf can liven things up too.

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