Loving My Actual Christmas by Alexandra Kuykendall Review


Synopsis: The Christmas season is a particularly difficult time for women to slow down and relish what’s right in front of them. An annual marker for many, it is a holiday that can often remind us how life is not going as we’d planned. Our family relationships remain strained, our finances stretched, and our schedules stuffed with too much to do in too little time.
Following the formula of her successful Loving My Actual Life, Alexandra Kuykendall shares with readers her own personal experiment to be completely present in her life as it is during the holiday season. Addressing the themes of Advent and Christmas, she reflects on hope, love, joy, peace, and relishing the season, with practical pullouts on common Christmas stressors, such as finances, schedules, and extended family. Kuykendall’s signature candor helps women go easy on themselves, remember what truly matters, and find joy in their imperfect Christmases.

My Thoughts: When I found this book, I knew I needed it in my life. I love Christmas but always wish I could enjoy it more because my enjoyment is dulled by the stress and busyness that is always inevitable.

The author breaks down each week leading up to Christmas with instructions on how to slow down and plan events leading up to the big day. She is honest and relatable in each day, sometimes struggling but learning through it all.

There are also great tips at the end on finances, scheduling, party planning, and more.

I enjoyed this book and found some information that I plan on implementing during the upcoming Christmas season.

My Rating: 3 stars

I received this book from the publisher for review.

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