Home for the Holidays

Our typical post-Thanksgiving traditions were a little delayed due to Theo’s condition and hospital stay. So we spent this weekend catching up by finding our Christmas tree and decorating the house. It’s hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner now, AND we’re still in the thick of a Pandemic. I think most of us have found a way to live with it and carry on with a new normal. Even still, we have to make so many adjustments.

It continues to be tough and discouraging, having restrictions and social distancing from family and friends. Your usual holiday traditions are looking grim, as they may be cancelled or unsafe. We may not be able to sit on Santa’s lap this year but we can come up other fun ideas to make it the best holiday season ever. For the past 15 years, I’ve gotten together with my bestfriends from high school to have a gingerbread house competition and this year we will be doing it virtually. No, it won’t be the same, but it will still be fun and bring us a lot of laughs. So let’s try to remain positive and keep the Christmas spirit alive. You have to, if not for yourself, but for you kids.

My favorite tradition is getting our tree and decorating it.

I challenge you to be jolly, to push yourself, and to create a magical Christmas for yourself and loved ones at home. The “Home for the Holidays Bucket List” will give you all the tools to enjoy the most wonderful time of year.


This year has taught us so much. Slow down and embrace the things around you. Don’t let what you can’t control consume you. You can still make the most of this holiday season, even if we are “stuck” at home. So…make it magical and memorable! Share your favorite traditions in the comments below.

>> Erin

Happy Holidays!