Mom Of The Year Award
For once I am not being sarcastic when it comes to that statement.  I didn't screw anything up, I didn't forget anyone, and nothing burned down. I just made the best decision and feel on top of the world. 

During this last week before Christmas when everyone is having a party, I chose to be "the mom" that brought chips! Not some fancy stinking adorable homemade cupcake or snack that you see on Pinterest. (I must say I am so proud of myself I can barely stand it.) You know the snacks I am referring to. 

If you aren't sure what I am talking here is my Pinterest Board.

See I have been "that mom" with both my older children. I always had to make some Pinterest worthy snacks for their parties. It didn't matter what was going on in our lives, how crazy our lives were, IT HAD TO HAPPEN. I literally would stress myself out trying to be something that no one cared about. 

At this time in our family life, I am still working part-time outside the home, building our own business, raising three kids that are active in extra curriculum activities.  I have to decide the value of my time and spend it where I get the best return on my investments. 

Me holding my baby while she napped
This year I think I made an excellent decision. I love baking and making gifts for people. However, I allow the stress to take over and I become an ugly person with a snappy attitude. The completely opposite of who I am trying to be.  

So this year, I am doing the least amount possible. I am choosing to sit around and watch Christmas movies with my kids instead of baking 100 different kinds of cookies.  I picked the chips at every party I could. I choose to NOT swap presents at every Christmas event this year. So fat this is the best Christmas ever. 

Merry Christmas to you and yours. 

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