Advent Week 2: Prepare to Be Unprepared

I love to be prepared. I love starting the day with a clear schedule and a clear idea of what I need to pack. I love being at the playground with my kids and one runs up and says “Did you bring that completely nonessential item that I asked you about three days ago?” And…

Advent Week 1: What Are We Waiting For?

My oldest daughter loves routine. She loves schedules, and having plans. She needs to know what’s going to happen and when. Every morning she wakes up and looks at our calendar in the kitchen; she probably knows our schedule better than I do. A few weeks ago, she received an invitation from a friend to…