I love Thanksgiving and have hosted for most of our marriage. I used to think cooking a turkey was so overwhelming. It felt like a real rite of passage when I prepared my first Thanksgiving turkey and I've come to really enjoy it!
I'm a problem solver and entertainer. I'm also a do-er and being present and still with my family can be hard. I've had to create some really intentional practices to choose REST and presence over the constant motion. I also have had to learn how to plan well so that the holidays aren't stressful.
We are fed this lie over and over that the Holidays should be crazy. The over eating, the over drinking, the over spending. It's become the normal and we all just press along until December 26th.
But, that's not the story that I want for my motherhood. I want to be fully present and to ENJOY my family. Yummy, beautiful, delicious food is a MUST for me so I'm not one that can just outsource the whole thing. So instead, I've gotten really good at...