All Things Family

The Middle

I never thought I’d be THAT mom. You know the one that follows her child behavior with an explanation. The one that apologizes profusely for his missteps. The one that searches for an explanation, a diagnosis, something that would explain why his behavior is like it is. Yet, here we are. He will turn five […]

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A Christmas Home Tour

This time of year brings emotions of all realms. JOY, sadness, giddiness like a child, heartbreak, pure bliss. As emotions of Christ coming (the giddiness!) plunder to the loss our friends feel, our hearts ache and rejoice simultaneously. Tonight, as we read from The Wonder of the Greatest Gift, Ann reminded us, JOY comes in […]

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Christmas Traditions | DIY Gift Wrap

I’m stealing ideas from my childhood these days (not the one where Austin (my brother) and I wear matching pajamas until I get married) but the idea of wrapping gifts the way my mom did by involving my brother and me. There’s just something about tradition (so sorry, kids. you’ll have matching pajamas forever). But the older […]

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