Finding Moments of Joy

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As the holidays approach, there are so many exciting activities that keep us busy as the days seem to whirl on by. Shopping for the perfect presents, planning lovely meals for your family, and decorating your home to feel extra warm and cozy. But as our to-do list grows there may be some days when our patience shrinks.

Christmas can be a time of hectic schedules and busy balancing acts for us moms, so we want to remind you that you can still find joy in places big and small.

Too much snow to shovel? There is joy in a toddler’s first little footprints in fresh fallen snow.

Kids home from college dumping all their laundry on you? There is joy in the fact that they still need you.

Getting up early so you can exercise before the kids go to school? There is joy in taking time for yourself so you can feel and be energetic for you and your children.

Run out of ribbons & bows while wrapping presents late at night? There is joy in having so many people to share gifts with.

Does the Christmas dinner menu feel overwhelming? There is joy in working over a hot stove as you cook a meal for your family made with love.

Does it feel like your baby is crying all the time? There is joy in that moment he stops fussing when you hold him in your arms.

Did your little ones trail flour and frosting all over your kitchen while baking cookies? There is joy in making memories that will last forever.

As you sink into the warmth of this holiday season, remember to wrap yourself in the love of these precious times. Sprinkle these little moments of joy into your heart and embrace the joy of the season with your family.

About Vicki Reece

Vicki Reece loves her babies (now in their early 20s), her puppies (whom she thinks she gave birth to) and her hubby. She also loves too much chocolate and really good coffee. When her first son was born, the seeds for Joy of Mom shortly followed. Author, dreamer, doer and admittedly obsessed with things she's passionate about—Vicki brings moms together for the greater good. Through livestreams, or Love Streams as her community's affectionately renamed them, she's found her voice, her passion and her people.

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