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Why We Stopped Going House to House for the Holidays

We hit a breaking point. We were so tired of rushing from house to house; we had truly begun to dread holidays. It was time to make a change for our family.

WATCH: Hobby Lobby Lights Up Mom Hearts With Viral Christmas Ad

Has Hobby Lobby entered the world of emotionally persuasive holiday short-form cinema? It would certainly seem so! And their Christmas ad effort is 100% geared toward what is undoubtedly their most loyal customer: busy (exhausted, out-of-time) moms.

“This Christmas I Want Food”: What These Foster Kids Want For Christmas Is Heartbreaking

None of them asked for this year’s hottest toy, or another video game to add to their collection. No, the children who filled out these tags listed their “innermost dreams”—things that should be part of everyone’s childhood.

Michelle Lindsey

Michelle Lindsey is a Jesus-loving wife of more than two decades and a homeschooling mom of four who blogs about what happens when romance meets reality (with her adult daughter!) at Nitty Gritty Love. You can find more Nitty Gritty Love on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

If I Was a “Real” Christian, Would I Really Be This Anxious All the Time?

"People have the notion that since I am so often limping along, dragging my frazzled nerves behind me, God must not be real. If He was real, I would not be suffering so much."

What Happens When Your Husband Stops Giving You Butterflies?

Ever feel like the love is just, well...gone?

We’re Not Scared of a Virus, We’re Scared of Our False Gods Collapsing

When we follow the true root of our anxiety, we will usually find what we worship.

Dear Husbands: If You’re Not Doing This, Don’t Complain That Your Marriage Sucks

"While you are not her Savior, and shouldn’t carry that burden around, you are there to protect her. She has one knight in shining armor with skin on in this world. You."

5 Promises That Kick Fear in the Butt

"God knew we were going to be running around freaking out a good majority of our lives. He tells us what to do instead."

To My Married Daughter, With Love

I am amazed that I am old enough to be writing this letter. When you were young, and sitting in the grocery cart while we shopped, people would stop me and comment on how cute you were and I would smile and thank them. They would often look at me and say, “Don’t blink. It goes fast.”

‘It’s Not Your Kids, It’s You’: The Hard Truth About Self-Care

"I accused them of happily draining the life out of me. I told them if I collapsed, they would probably just step over my lifeless body and keep going. One child stopped doing dishes and said, 'Wow, that is dark.' I had to chuckle inside."

“The 30-Hour Fight”: What Finally Ended the War With My Husband

"You know that filter between your brain and your mouth that keeps you from saying things that you shouldn’t? Ya, I don’t have that. And that saying, 'Put it on the back burner?' Well, evidently I only have front burners."