Here's a set of links I've loved this week! Printables for New Year's, a great podcast, and mama encouragement.

We’re planning a New Year’s Eve party, so there’s a lot of list making going on ’round here.  The fun kind–we need cheese and chocolate for fondue, balloons and glitter for decorations, glowsticks and bells for the kiddos.  I’ve already printed out some 2016 resolutions papers for the kids to fill out–you can find those here: Kids 2016 New Years Sheet  and we’ll print these great questions out and take some time to hear about everyone’s 2015, too. 

It’s time to do some question and answer-ing!

Today, I’m writing at For the Family!


Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
—Will Rogers
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
–Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We’ve heard it a million times: the reminders that planning is non-negotiable.
The shelves are full to bursting, kiosks set up in the mall for one sole purpose: to provide the perfect tool with which to plan out the new year.
Empty spaces just begging to be filled in, blank cyberspace surrendering to keyboard, pure white paper abandoned to flowing blue ink.  A new year–even grander than Anne Shirley’s “new day, with no mistakes in it yet”–365 of those promising beauties, ripe for the picking.  We may be hesitant or enthusiastic, but either way, plan we must.
Read the rest, here:  A New Year’s Prayer As We Plan.


And a few more of my favorite links from the past week or so …

How to tie lovely Christmas bows! (I know, I know, too late for this year–but there’s always next!

We are still celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas, so … this recipe looks right up my alley.  And so pretty!  Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Such a great article from Sally this week–plus the At Home with Sally Podcast!

A wonderful podcast on the importance of beauty: Why God’s Not Invisible After All

Ever worry that your later-born children don’t get enough … well, just don’t get enough?  Read this for reassurance:  This Is What the Last Child Gets

What does your week-after-Christmas look like??

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