Got a calendar packed with reasons to celebrate but a brain that lacks ideas? Special people you want to love on but limited time to do it?
Yeah. Me too. So what’s a busy mom to do?

Relax. I’ve got you covered.

Everday.Confetti.coverMy children are now nearly grown. Our daughter is 22, and lives on her own. Our boys are still at home at ages 18 and 15. Raising these three has afforded many opportunities for all kinds of celebrations.

Birthdays. Graduations. Showers. Easter. Valentines. And of course, the big one right around the corner, Christmas.

But there are also everyday reasons to celebrate. Your child loses her first tooth. They learn to ride a two-wheeler without the training wheels on. They get their driver’s license or land the part in the school play. Or, perhaps you just want to tell them how special they are on a random Tuesday afternoon.

Over two decades of parenting has given me plenty of ideas for loving on the special people in my life. I kept the ideas in folders and binders or just tucked inside my heart and brain. But now, I want to share them with others!

Everyday Confetti

I wrote a book with my friend Glynnis Whitwer who also loves to celebrate with her five children. The book is called Everyday Confetti: Your Year-round Guide for Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions.

It is all about one thing: Loved ones.

Pampering them. Loving them. Feeding them. Celebrating them. And most importantly making fond memories with them that you’ll both cherish for a long time to come.

It includes menu plans, recipes, party ideas, activities and more. We’ve really done the thinking for you so you can kick back and enjoy times with your family and friends.

Here is what one busy mom has to say about the book:

“As much as I want to be an imaginative and spontaneous person, I’m much better at tackling a task than creatively coming up with ideas myself. Everyday Confetti is going to make me look like Superwoman—if there ever were such a thing!” Candace Cameron Bure, Actress and New York Times Bestselling Author

I’m happy to give away a copy to one of you who comments and tells us the answer to this question: What most stresses you out about celebrations? Coming up with what to serve? Cooking? Cleaning the house before the guests arrive? Figuring out what gift to give? Leave a comment here on what stresses you out, and one person will win a copy of the book when it comes out.


FREE BONUS: Our book releases January 21st but we are offering a special free bonus to anyone who pre-orders the book before then from Proverbs 31 Ministries. If you order it from now until December 15 and forward a copy of your receipt to you will be sent a PDF called “Tips for a Simple, Sacred Christmas.”

This whimsical, idea-packed printable includes a family holiday re-evaluation survey {designed to save mom’s sanity!}, instructions for how to set up a Christmas binder to keep yourself organized, simple crowd-pleasing recipes and ideas for family fun and outreach activities at the holidays.

Simply pre-order the book from Proverbs 31 Ministries (sorry– not offered with orders from other online retailers) and then forward a copy of your email receipt to You will receive your bonus PDF shortly afterwards.

My prayer is that you will have a relaxed holiday season making memories with your kiddos and others you love. That way Christmas can be all about blessing rather than stressing!

Merry Christmas!


ehman200Karen Ehman is the Director of Speaker Development for the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ national speaking team and a featured speaker for Hearts at Home conferences for moms. She is the author of five books including A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart and Home to Others, The Complete Guide to Getting OrganizedHomespun Memories for the Heart, and LET. IT. GO: How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith which includes a companion DVD Bible study and workbook.


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