Many moms feel overwhelmed by the shopping, cooking, and high expectations of the holiday season.
But making memories doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. One of author Jessica Smartt’s best memories is taking her first communion class. She doesn’t remember a lot of theology, but she does remember her mother taking her through a McDonald’s drive-thru to get a cheeseburger afterward. Just the two of them together, eating in the family pickup truck.
This time of year, it’s good to remember that a good reason for traditions is to connect with your children, to let them know that their family supports them, and to bond them deeply to their Christian faith.
Jessica Smartt is our guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Building Lasting Memories in Your Family” to share how to enjoy the holidays by making memories with your family and anchoring their lives to values that matter. She is a former English teacher who now homeschools her three children. She writes a lot about motherhood on her blog Smarter Each Day.
Jessica will help you ease the stress often associated with making memories. It may be an annual family trip, a special dinner, or a new holiday tradition. You can do almost anything. Be quirky. Be traditional. Whatever you do, make memories together.
Jessica Smartt’s book Memory-Making Mom: Building Traditions that Breathe Life into Your Home is available for a gift of any amount. And when you help Focus on the Family today, your donation will be DOUBLED for TWICE the impact in helping others through this ministry. Our thanks to generous donors who’ve made that possible. Click here for more information or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).