Do people still send out a Christmas card every year?
Like in the mail?
Well, we do!
Now, I’m not saying that I always get them out in the timeliest manner, but I think I have gotten one sent out every year since we’ve had kids. (I think!) Ok…back when my babies were little (hello, Irish twins!) I may have sent out “Happy New Year” cards. Hah!
Birthday or Christmas–this gift guide will give you ideas for boys of all ages. Take it from a mom of 3 boys–I know what I’m talking about. I’m always on the lookout for something a little different to get for my boys. I have zero interest in filling up a toybox with more junk.
These are the toys that will last–the ones that the kids will always come back to.
Here’s what I did–I picked out 10 gifts in each age range and then I asked my boys what they liked best. After that, I picked what I liked the most and would potentially purchase for the boys. I included a link to each item and listed the price as well. Keep in mind, I’m listing the price as of the day of this post–but we all know Amazon likes to change prices on us.
(Just for your info, I placed an asterisk (*) next to the items that we own.)
Like most of my emotions, anxiety comes in seasons. It comes in waves—suddenly there and then suddenly gone, but the in-between moments are fierce and intense and just when I think I’m going to catch my breath, I get pulled under again.
Like a dark tunnel—when you know at any moment you’ll see the light, so you just keep charging forward.
I say to myself, “just don’t stop…don’t get stuck.”
It’s in those dark times—the pulled-under times—that you desperately need the Light, the Breath.
I don’t mean to gloss over the pain of anxiety with pretty language or generic comparisons.
But it’s the only way to explain to people who don’t understand anxiety what it’s like to feel constantly overwhelmed.
One of my favorite things to do during my quiet time is flip through my Bible and see what stands out to me. Sometimes it’s a doodle, a bright pink highlighted verse, a scribble left by a child or a crinkled page. But most of the time it’s the scriptures that I have drawn circles around that makes me pause, read and ponder.