It has been a bit quiet here at Townsend House over the past few weeks. It wasn’t my original purpose to take some time off from blogging, but it happened, and I am enjoying the break. Giving myself a little bit of time off has helped me realize how much I strive for a stress free holiday. I love the Christmas season – it is definitely my favorite time of year. From … [Read more...] about The How and Why of Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday
Several years ago I was looking for something fun and exciting to do for Advent with my kids. We started the Elf on the Shelf tradition – although our Elf is not mischievous at all, she just hides about the house, and my kids love to look for her. They will write her little notes; they will draw her pictures, talk to her, and explain what has been going on in their lives. It is … [Read more...] about Two of my Favorite Christmas Traditions!
You may have noticed that it has been a lot quieter around here lately. Why? Well because we have a new baby in the house, of course. It seems like there is not enough time in the day, yet we only have three children. It shouldn’t be that difficult, right?! Well, it is for this mama, and I am sure any mama with a new baby would agree with me! Leading up to the … [Read more...] about A Quiet Holiday with a New Baby?
It is that time of year! Advent. What a wonderful season of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. I remember when I was little being so excited to open the little door on the calendar and eat the little bit of chocolate that came with it. I obviously wanted my kids to have an understanding of Advent, and I also wanted it to be a fun little tradition just … [Read more...] about Advent Bags