Episode 47: Home Where They Belong for Christmas

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Episode 47: Home Where They Belong for Christmas
Episode 47: Home Where They Belong for Christmas

Are your children craving a sense of comfort and consistency in their lives? Are you? Maybe it’s time to revive old family traditions—or create new ones. In Episode 47 of The Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show—“Home Where They Belong for Christmas,” Christine shares why teaching our children about traditions is important. Begin new Christmas traditions in your home this season! 


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“Traditions help to strengthen the connections between us as individuals and in our communities.”—Christine Weller

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  • 12/25/23: Episode 48—“Oranges for Christmas” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
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