Friday Finds 12-16-16

Friday Finds 12-16-16 Every year, my family watches “It’s a Wonderful Life” together. This year, my kids watched with their feet propped up by the fire. They make me laugh. What are some of your family traditions? Grab your morning coffee and enjoy a few articles...

It’s the Most Critical Time of the Year…

It’s the Most Critical Time of the Year…

Two of our four children have been born at the most wonderful time of the year…Christmas week! In order to prepare for the arrival of both David (2006) and Leah (2008) in the midst of the holiday season we knew one thing for sure: November was critical. Our Christmas preparation couldn’t wait. If it didn’t get done in November, it wasn’t going to get done. November was key. November was critical. The baby was coming!

Did You Spend Too Much On Christmas?

Did You Spend Too Much On Christmas? Most Americans will dread getting their credit card bill in the mail next month.  Are you one of those?  Years ago, I remember how I got a little too excited buying presents for my family, and ended up taking a few months to dig myself out of the hole I had created. ...

Santa Claus Is Dead?

Santa Claus Is Dead?

Recently, my son was arguing with a friend. My wife and I found out this was a point he was making in the argument; Santa Claus is dead. When I found out, every conversation about Santa or Christmas that I’ve had with our kids started racing through my mind. Did I ever tell him that? Why did he feel the need to yell that out at someone? Steph and I pulled him aside, and talked to him about where he got that phrase. Unfortunately, we realized it was partly our fault in what we have been teaching him about Santa Claus.