My girls are “well loved”. I admit it.

Twice a year I clean out their closets of clothes that are too small, stained, or have holes beyond repair. Clothes that still have tags on them that they refuse to wear. The floor of my oldest’s closet is embarrassing. It’s where she throws all her junk until I lose my mind and make her clean it.

They are not spoiled though. Their “circle of family” and I are working hard to instill values of hard work, right vs wrong, and how to treat people. This is why I’m thinking about presents. See what you don’t know is the reasoning behind starting Cowdog Creations. Being a single mom or a single parent is hard.  Well actually, just being a parent is hard. God didn’t give us an easy job!

When I start thinking about Christmas presents I get SUPER excited because I’m a giver. My heart gets such joy from giving to others all year round. Who knows I may start making loaves of bread to give away or sell again this year. It’s early I know, but when you’re on a budget you have to plan for these things in advance.

The people that confuse me on what to buy them, are my kids. I know what they want. I have list after list already. I spent a full day cleaning out their rooms last week. I donated bags of clothes, old toys and other random stuff. Doing this makes me think:

  • What if they only got 1-2 presents from me? They have such an amazing circle that I don’t see why it would bother anybody to only give one present.
  • Why do I feel like they need so much stuff? Is it to show love or???
  • When does recieving become more important than giving?
  • How do I tell family that we have enough? One really special thing. Then invest in a family that isn’t as fortunate or open a savings account for them when the graduation.

I’m really struggling with this right now. It’s not that I don’t want or have the money to spend. God has graciously provided me the ability to work with some amazing companies and I pray that He will continue to do so.

I want them to understand that Christmas is not about recieving but about giving. I don’t want them to become selfish and greedy. I worry about that. Im hoping that if I just explain this concept, while being an example as well, they will understand that this year, it’s not about the presents.

I am always looking for new projects that Cowdog Creations can help with! I specialize in marketing Farm and Ranch businesses and their products. I do this through writing articles for website content, blogging, and development of their Social Media Networks. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact me by email,

Blessings From Texas,



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