This will be my first Christmas with a grandson, the best gift ever. 

My babies are 20, 22 and 27 and while they make my heart explode with love and pride every day, it’s little Teddy who will be the star of this year’s holiday season. Lucky for me, he and his parents will make the trek from Kansas City to stay with us for a week or so.  Not long enough!

While I am entranced with him, I also feel a deepening love for my daughter, his mother. I’m so amazed at her patience, positivity, and confidence. Watching her settle into motherhood is so rewarding and sharing his growth is an honor. 

I have spent the holidays in dozens of different homes (we’ve had fun moving around the world, living here in Atlanta for the last 10 years) but the one constant thing is dedicating all of Christmas Day to family. This year, we’ll be pulling up the high chair to the table and giving thanks for our many blessings. Especially the tiniest one. 

Happy holidays to you and yours from all of us here at Lifestyle Publications.





On the cover:  Our Books Editor has wrapped up a fun selection of inspiring reading for you this holiday season.  Follow all her picks on Instagram at Photo reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Kid’s Baking Book by Tiffany Dahle, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Tiffany Dahle