grace

There is no good mom out there.

With Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram these days when most people see our posts of our kids cuddling or sharing great sibling moments or fun times at the splash park all we can think is,”Wow, she is so put together. She is so crafty. photo 2-1 She is so in shape. She is so ________(fill in the blank.” But let’s face it, we don’t post our kids screaming in the middle of Target or our kids yelling, “I HATE YOU!” for the first time or those awesome rainbow cupcakes we attempted from a Pinterest post that looked like mud. Why not? Why don’t we show that side of our lives? (more…)

Hey Christmas! Did you know there was a holiday called Thanksgiving??

Yes, it has bothered me for some time now. After dosing our children up on processed sugar and chemicals dressed like characters and ghosts, we see Santa appear in every store a few short days later. But wait…wasn’t there a holiday in between there called Thanks-something?

OH! Yes, THANKSGIVING. So what is Thanksgiving celebrating anyway, many {sadly} ask. Catherine Millard writes:

We can trace this historic American Christian tradition to the year 1623. After the harvest crops were gathered in November 1623, Governor William Bradford of the 1620 Pilgrim Colony, in Plymouth, Massachusetts proclaimed:

“All ye Pilgrims with your wives and little ones, do gather at the Meeting House, on the hill… there to listen to the pastor, and render Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all His blessings.” (more…)