Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Twelve Gifts of Advent: Waiting for the Promised One

The word Advent comes from the Latin word that means “coming.” Traditionally, Advent is the season of waiting and preparing for the One who is coming. And as amazing as the Christmas story of the babe in the manger is, its meaning becomes a whole lot deeper when we understand the story that came first.…

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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes – Boys ages 2-14

“Oooo! Star Wars!” “I like this bat and ball!” “Mom, this toy is really cool! I want one.” Operation Christmas Child is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.  Gently, consistently, I remind my son that these gifts are not for him. These gifts are for someone who may have never received a…

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Feeling stressed about the holidays? Make this your new mantra.

*Affiliate Links included* Thanksgiving countdowns, new recipes, fun activities, and perfectly decorated houses. As I scroll through my Instagram feed, I can feel my chest begin to tighten. The thoughts start playing in my head… You really should do that. That’s a great idea. Why aren’t you doing that? I wish I had time for…

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Advent Snacks (A Truth in the Tinsel Supplement) Days 13-18

*Affiliate links included* In order to extend the learning while doing Truth in the Tinsel, I wanted to come up with a simple supplement. After doing some brainstorming, I came up with Advent Snacks! They are simple snacks, themed after each day in of Truth in the Tinsel, that you can easily make with stuff you probably…

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St Nicholas Day 2015

When K was just a baby, we decided to add the celebration of St. Nicholas Day to our Advent traditions. We have loved observing St. Nick’s day as an alternative to “doing Santa.” We get to do some fun traditions, learn about history, and focus on giving like the real St. Nicholas did. I wrote…

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Stocking Ideas for a 4 Year Old Boy and a 6 Month Old

*Affiliate links included* We do our stocking gifts on St. Nicholas Day and, because of that, our stockings have already been bought, packed, opened, and enjoyed! So, I thought I’d share what were in my son’s stockings in case there are any of you still working on some last minute Christmas stocking stuffers! Four Year Old…

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Advent Snacks (Truth in the Tinsel Supplement) Days 1-6

*Affiliate links included* It’s December 1st, can you believe it?! I’m so excited because that means it’s Truth in the Tinsel time! This is our first year participating in TNT and I know it’s going to be awesome! We did our first ornament today and K was begging to go on to the next day! In…

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Gifts for the Whole Gang – Family Gift Guide

Affiliate links included For Christmas, I always wanted to get one big gift for my kids that was a “family gift.” Something that everyone could have fun using together. Now that baby J is here, this is the first year that we’ll actually be able to do that! Since buying a gift that spans multiple…

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