The Gift of Remembering

This article was published as part of the Our Rural Roots column for Progressive Farmer. For many people, the holidays are a joyful time filled with gifts, treats, and family.  But for those who have lost loved ones, especially those who have lost someone within the last year, the holidays can be really difficult.  I amContinue reading “The Gift of Remembering”

2021 Christmas Gift Guide

As has become a bit of a tradition, I’ve pulled together a little holiday gift guide. This does include some affiliate links…so if you’re going to order these, click my links here and I’ll get a little cash for my own Christmas shopping! Here are links to the lists from years past: 2020, 2019, 2018.Continue reading “2021 Christmas Gift Guide”

2020 Christmas Gift Guide

Disclaimer: This post does contain some affiliate links…which means if you will click on my links to Amazon products, I will get a small commission on the purchase. And you know…every little bit helps. Ok before we start…if you’re shopping online and not using Rakuten (formerly called Ebates), you’re leaving money on the table. I’veContinue reading “2020 Christmas Gift Guide”

Advent Activities with Little Ones

This year, I chose “intentional” for my word. If I am honest, I did not do well with that until the last month of the year. For a variety of reasons, I felt very convicted to focus on intentional time with that kiddos this Advent season. It’s so easy to be busy and tired andContinue reading “Advent Activities with Little Ones”

Christmas Tradition: Tiger Butter

Every Christmas, my brother and I would whip up some Tiger Butter candy with my Gran.  It is one of my favorite Christmas traditions and I was excited to share it with my own kiddos. The best part about this recipe is that is is SUPER simple and it’s a great one to get theContinue reading “Christmas Tradition: Tiger Butter”

Away in This Manger

This article was published as part of the Our Rural Roots column with DTN Progressive Farmer. The traditions my family practices each Christmas Eve are some that I hold most dear. Candlelit church service is followed by tamales and posole for dinner, and negotiating over how many gifts will be opened that night. But, myContinue reading “Away in This Manger”