Procrastination, Giving…and Why I Love This Community

I haven’t purchased a single Christmas present. This doesn’t bother me as much as it probably should. I’m surprisingly mellow about all things Christmas and present shopping. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the tree is up, the house is decorated. But there has been very little stress about it and actual, real-life Christmas shopping just hasn’t made it to the top of my priority list yet.

Procrastination, thy name is Jill.

To be fair, it’s not like we’re just sitting around watching the Christmas lights twinkle. (Ok, there is a little bit of that happening.) Our family is just as busy as ever. The most wonderful time of the year always adds extra events and activities to whatever is already on the schedule. I’m sure that we’re all feeling a little extra pull, even if we’re having an absolute blast.

With this in mind, I do know that giving to the community over the Christmas holidays is very personal. Time and money can be spread a little thin as we try to navigate all the holiday parties and family gatherings. The giving hearts of the Cap City Moms community makes me smile. Our first food drive, with such little notice, was a fantastic success. I’ve already been asked if there was a plan for Christmas giving.

It just makes me love you all more.

If you are looking for a way to donate to those in need this holiday season, I will list a few organizations below that would love and welcome whatever you are able to offer. My kids were able to help with a Toys for Tots toy drive this weekend and my company has sponsored several children through the Sacramento Children’s Home. If you would like more information, please let me know. I would be happy to help however I can.

Besides the wonderful and generous hearts of this community, there is also a little fun to be had. The Capitol Tree Lighting ceremony is this week. Santa Parade this weekend. Here at Cap City Moms we talk cookie exchanges and family holiday dynamics. Also? A giveaway.

I’m kinda excited.

Have a great week, everyone!


Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Toys for Tots
Sacramento Children’s Home

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