Happy Friday, GEM readers! All of us here hope that all of you have had a great week!
Here’s a quick peek at some of the great pieces we covered this week in case your week was so productive that you didn’t have a chance to stop by.
The holiday season is my very favorite time of the year. For some folks though, it brings out the drama in their families. If this sounds like your holiday experience, you don’t want to miss 10 From GEM: Juggling Thanksgiving and Family Drama.
Families all have different dynamics and sometimes what is normal for some is quite abnormal for others. I kind of like it that way because it’s what makes the world go ’round – no right or wrong, just different. Dave’s Our Story Begins: Abnormal describes the fun and learning he has going on at his house.
Do you have Pinterest envy? I often think about how simple things were before the internet existed. Sometimes I don’t feel ‘good enough’ because I have every intention of completely decking out the house for Halloween and then all of a sudden, it’s Thanksgiving and the Halloween decorations are still sitting in their tote. In Better, Not Bitter: Did You Want to Be a Crafty Mom, Too? – Wilma talks about what was important to her kids as opposed to her. Great read!
To take the kids on vacation or not – that is sometimes the question as the kiddos get older. Andi addressed how this works with her big family of seven in Live, Love, Blend: Vacation Planning: With or Without the KIDS?
Julixa shared Tales From A Twin Mom: Things My Children Have Taught Me. Most times, our children learn from us, but this piece shares how the tables are sometimes turned.
I hope you enjoyed the roundup! Have a great weekend, everyone!