So happy to have Emily from Emily A. Clark here today. She is not only an amazing blogger, but she is quite the designer and dedicated mom and wife as well. I am constantly inspired by Emily’s eye for design. During December, it seems like there is something going on every night of the week. While it’s usually parties, Christmas programs or dinners, I sometimes find even the fun festivities of Christmas can wear me down. So, for me, my “holiday haven” is taking time to watch Christmas movies with my kids. I love when we get those down nights during the month to just hang out on our couch and be together. And, if you’re lucky enough to have a few of those nights, here’s a schedule of Christmas movies that will air during the holidays.
My best tip for keeping things running smoothly around the holidays is to not set too many unrealistic expectations for myself. A couple of years ago, I drove myself crazy trying to “make” teacher gifts, send the perfect cards, get coordinating outfits for the kids, etc. It’s a good way to have a mommy meltdown. This year, the teachers will probably be getting gift cards, I’ll have my kids sign the Christmas cards and I’ll try to realize everything doesn’t have to be perfect. Putting too much stress on yourself is a good way to lose the joy of the season. And, it’s about Jesus, after all! So true! Thank you, Emily! I am looking forward to curling up with my children this month as well. It doesn’t get much better than that. Christmas is coming!!! Sixteen more days! My children remind me every morning when they open their advent bag. Hope you are enjoying this special time. Have you curled up and watched a good Christmas movie yet??