It’s the first major holiday of the year (I mean, you can’t miss it with all the pink and red in every store), and it is wrapped in mystery as to its origins. Like some other major holidays of the year, it seems to be a Christian holiday derived from a popular pagan ritual. And… Continue reading Valentine's Day
https://youtu.be/EUfU9q7u9CM The video where I talk about how the Holidays got complicated and changed this year, and the future of these videos after November. If you are wondering why my dog is in the background in this video (because he usually isn't), it's because we are still having some renovations done to the outside of… Continue reading DFS: Week 15, Some Housekeeping and the Holidays
We lost our first daughter the day before Thanksgiving two years ago. After our loss, we went straight into the holidays. I remember how difficult that first holiday was, trying to navigate through grief and the holiday season. Just like every other holiday season, I wanted to create memories and honor traditions, but it didn't… Continue reading 3 Ways To Survive the Holidays
The Christmas season (which starts with Thanksgiving in my opinion) is probably my favorite time of the year. There are bright colors, happy songs, and presents. And my love language is Gifts, so any holiday season that includes giving and receiving of gifts is top notch. But this is also a time of year that… Continue reading What The Holidays Are Like
I’m writing this week more for myself than for anyone else. But every now and then you need a reminder of this reality, but I think it’s especially hard to remember going into the holidays at the end of the year. It’s okay to not be okay. I think about those people who have lost… Continue reading Something To Remember For The Holidays
I was raised just outside of New Orleans, so today is more than just Tuesday...it's Mardi Gras! I have so many memories of going to parades, marching in parades, eating at church crawfish boils, devouring king cake and looking at all the crazy outfits people would wear. Well, unfortunately, I no longer live there, but… Continue reading It’s a Doggy Mardi Gras!