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November is for Gratitude

By Katy Agro Myers

Halloween is over and the unofficial kick-off to Holiday Crazy is here. While it should make me cringe, I'm READY for it. I'm not going to lie, yesterday I listened to Christmas music while I was working all day. It put me in the best mood. I'm looking forward to celebrating the holidays and making memories with my family.

But first - Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving always gets overlooked. In most stores, it goes from Halloween straight to Christmas. Holiday events are already being publicized and many start before Thanksgiving now. But I'm going to slow that down in my house. The grind has been real this fall season. Sports schedules were insane and thankfully, we have a village that pitches in to parent when we need help carting kids from one event to another. Winter season is a little bit slower and I'm going to take advantage of that - I want to remind my kids of all that we have to be grateful for in our lives.

As we head into the holiday season (and birthday season for my twins), I'm already hearing tales of "I'm gonna ask for xyz for Christmas!" and "do you think you could get me abc for my birthday?" And although I want to give them EVERYTHING their little hearts desire, what I want to give them most of all is memories with friends and family. To remind them how full my heart is just by being their mom.

I'm not going to lie, some days it's hard to remember that I love being their mom. Especially when we're doing homework...amiright? But truly, I am blessed to be their mom. I love being their mom. And there's no harder job out there that I would love more.

So take some time to slow down this month. To remember what's important. To show the people you love some extra love. And be grateful for all you have.





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