The Kardashian family is known for hosting lavish Christmas Eve parties, but Jenner claims that she is most looking forward to spending the holidays at home with her family.
This Christmas season, 'Momager Kris Jenner' is gratefully counting her blessings. The Kardashians star, 67, now has a deeper respect for life after a tumultuous year that saw her go through the lows of trying hip surgery and the joyful highs of growing her family. The Kardashian family is known for hosting lavish Christmas Eve parties, but Jenner claims that she is most looking forward to spending the holidays at home with her family. "I think that I realize that as every year goes on, I'm more and more appreciative for the special moments in my life with my kids," she tells PEOPLE exclusively, in a joint effort with the Ronald McDonald House Charities to cheer up ailing children's families over the Christmas season.
As per Parents, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner visited the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to help some of the children and their families who are utilizing the facilities to make gingerbread houses. Making gingerbread homes has long been Jenner's favorite seasonal pastime. The businesswoman and mother started the custom as soon as her eldest daughter, Kourtney Kardashian, was born, and she carried it on with the rest of her kids. Making these festive edible dwellings is entertaining, but it might take a while, especially if you start from scratch. “I was doing it for a very long time.”
Jenner claims they were able to have a greater understanding of the significance of families being close and connected during what is perhaps the most trying period of their lives through chats with a mother whose 6-year-old was in need of a heart transplant. “RMHC just keeps families together,” says Jenner. “As a mom and a grandmother of 12 kids, I really find that extraordinary.” The expense of medical costs and traveling for care in America sometimes makes it more difficult to have a sick child. According to the Pew Research Center, rural Americans, for instance, reside an average of 10.5 miles from the closest hospital. However, no matter where a family is from, problems persist and assistance in trying times is essential. Here comes RMHC to help. It provided 1.8 million overnight stays in 2021 alone thanks to contributions, saving families in need more than $500 million on food and housing expenses.
And this year, Jenner realized how lucky she is to be healthy and overcome health-wise problems, which are so minimal compared to some of the kids she came across. Adding that her hip surgery was a big "aha" moment for her. "I just appreciate every single year that goes by." However, the family has a lot to be thankful for, including the arrival of two new members: the baby boys of Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian. Grandma MJ, who has made cameos on both Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the family's new Hulu reality series, The Kardashians, is still around, which is another bonus. “The older I get, the more I appreciate my family and everyone around me; it makes me really happy. I'm happy to be home.”
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