Why You Should Shop on Black Friday

3 Reasons You Should Shop on Black FridayThere was a time {before kids} my husband and I would get up in the wee hours of the morning after Thanksgiving and stand in a line here or there to grab a good deal. We both love a good deal and on occasion, we were compelled to fight crowds and lose sleep to get one on Black Friday.

But then we had kids and well, doing all that with a child or two in tow is just not worth it, right? I’ve said many times during Thanksgiving week the past 7 years, “There is nothing I want badly enough to brave Black Friday with children.” True, I could have ventured out alone but the thought of braving those crowds solo. . .not happening! So for the most part of my adult life, I’ve skipped out on Black Friday shopping. This year though, I’m rethinking my position,  join me over at Grace for moms to find out why. . .

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3 good reasons you should shop on black friday

Jess Wolstenholm is founder of Gather & Grow and the Bloomtown Faith Family Devotion Podcast. Jess became passionate about developing simple faith tools when she began to navigate the spiritual development of her own young children. She launched Gather & Grow following the loss of her mom to pancreatic cancer in 2012. Since, she's focused on continuing the legacy of faith started by her wonderfully imperfect parents. Author of The Pregnancy and Baby Companion books, Jess contributes articles and resources about family and faith to Tommy Nelson, JellyTelly and The Huffington Post. When she isn’t writing, you can find Jess teaching kids at her home church or taking notes for the school PTO. She lives outside Nashville, Tennessee with her amazing husband, Dave and their two miracles, Hope (9) and Joshua (6).