The Heart Of The Matter

~a blog for busy moms

The Heart of the Holidays


Oh boy! Can you feel it? There's this constant little tension in the air.

If you're like me and don't really shift gears into the holiday season until after Thanksgiving is over, well I'm sure you're feeling it too.

This feeling that sits right on the edge of:

Okay, okay. I've got this. I need to start planning, making lists, buying gifts, decorating and etc...I'VE GOT THIS. 


Oh shit. Christmas is right around the corner. I'm not ready. I'm already feeling overwhelmed. I don't know how I'm going to do it all. Help! Stop!

First off let's take a deep breath. We've done this many times now and we can do it again. Step by step. One foot in front of the other.

One thing to keep in mind: Mama, you ARE the heart of the holidays.

No matter how put together you can make it or how messy it becomes, it is going to happen. Our kiddos will only remember how it felt.

So if it requires some stepping back and simplifying in order to reduce the overwhelm, do that.

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Tackling Marie Kondo

I’ve contemplated starting a blog, off and on, for quite some time now. I get all excited and think I have things to say, and in about the next breath I determine that I have nothing to say.

Well...I’ve come to the conclusion that we ALL have something to say. Whether or not anybody is interested is not for me to decide, it’s for others to decide. It’s for YOU to decide.

So here we are...

Saturday morning this weekend my sister, Wendy, and I were having coffee. It just amazes me that in the course of an hour or two we can cover so many topics. (You know we got the world all figured out! Ha.)

Our conversation moves so fast it can be hard to keep up. We covered intermittent fasting, aging parents, us aging and future plans, being a parent to adult children, our pets, sex, and Marie Kondo.

Yes, Marie Kondo. She’s a buzzword right now. (Just in case you didn’t already know)

Here’s the thing. Wendy and I live in the same city and see each other...

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