Even though my childhood was not idyllic, there are many parts for which I am extremely grateful. One is the way my mother used traditions to make events special for her children. Each Christmas, she would give each of us a pair of pajamas as a gift. Many years, she spent countless hours sewing
Hey Mama, Christmas is almost here—can you believe it? And then it will be over. And then . . . life resumes. We’ll start prepping and rushing all over again, knowing us. But don’t fret over that today, Mama. Today, *this day,* focus on spending the next five days with your littles, your love,
I not only confess; I proclaim boldly—I don’t like to cook. I can manage my way through most of the traditional holiday meals by sticking with familiar and easy recipes. The baking part of the rituals is beyond me though. Baking pies, cakes, and cookies to share at a family meal or give as
Hey Mama, Be careful. It’s the time of year when the wonder of the season is lost in the chaos of the moment. Hold on to the wonder. . . hold it fast . . . and hold on to the One this season is all about—JESUS! It’s His day. It’s His time. It’s
In the hustle and bustle of Christmas, we forget that there is so much education during the holidays. As homeschooling families living a lifestyle of learning, Christmas presents unique scholarship opportunities! Let’s explore all the ways your children can learn at Christmas! Bible The story of Christmas (mostly found in Luke chapters 1 &
With a year like 2020, we are all wanting a little joy. We want to look for the good in the world. We want to embrace happiness. My family and I are choosing to embrace the holiday season. The tree has been decorated, Christmas music has been playing since the beginning of November, and
I normally pick up inexpensive gifts throughout the year and stow them away in my “gift closet” like most of you frugal moms out there. Interestingly enough, my gift closet doubles as my prayer closet. And what I have found in that closet is that the gifts that surround me are both temporal and eternal.
It’s no secret that we love Advent in our family! A Gentle Advent has propelled our family into so many wonderful holiday traditions that truly keep our focus on the One who we are celebrating! I didn’t always know much about Advent. It seems a lifetime ago (and in some ways it was), but as I