Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

Top Gifts for Tween Boys and Nerf Giveaway!

While it’s been hard to get my Christmas mojo going, one thing that I do love to do is spoil my kiddos at the holidays. As they get older, I find it really challenging to; a. afford the things they want and stick to our budget b. find something they don’t already have  Almost tween […] Read more…

2015 Memories and Resolutions for 2016

Another year has come and gone and again and it’s time to reflect on your goals, resolutions and try not to beat yourself up for not being where you want to be. We are always so hard on ourselves, me included. So this year, no “shoulda, woulda, coulda” but a celebration of the year gone […] Read more…

Ho-Ho-Holiday Family Movie Streaming

The holidays bring so many mixed emotions when you’ve lost someone you love. I’m excited that my holiday shopping list is getting shorter, but I also feel the sadness when I walk past our tree twinkling with all the ornaments of the Christmases gone by. I love buying gifts for my beautiful boys but still […] Read more…

Surviving Christmas After The Loss of a Loved One

Grief sucks everyday, but everything is so much harder at the holidays. Christmas music, the ornaments on the tree, holiday conversations, parties and even the toys stores. I should be shopping for 3 sons, not just two, but again this year, we will be celebrating without my Zack. As we approach another Christmas without Zack, I’m […] Read more…

A Christmas Prayer just when I needed it most

Having a tough time again this year, when the most beautiful email arrived in my inbox. The incredible minister at my parent’s church in Fenelon Falls (and having just recently baptized Jayden there, it now feels like OUR church too) sent this prayer, just for me and for our family.   So, I wanted to share […] Read more…

I’ve decided to cry today

So many days I keep the feeling of sadness and loss bottled up. I hide it from the boys, I hide it from Paul, I hide it from my parents and friends, I hide it at work and I even try to hide it from myself, but it’s always there.  Grief is a part of […] Read more…

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