Gift ideas that are low on cost but big on imagination!

Today Emily was re-reading one of her favorite books and it gave me a great idea.  I wanted to share this with you because it’s a perfect budget friendly gift idea that would be sure to please most young kids.  With Christmas coming, I thought it was the perfect time to share this.

The book . . . → Read More: Gift ideas that are low on cost but big on imagination!

Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 2

The topic for Day 2 was my “Favorite Christmas Dessert”, and we were supposed to share the recipe.   I don’t have a specific recipe, but I do have a dessert tradition that is definitely my favorite to share with you all!  Every year at Christmas, we make a “Happy Birthday” cake for Jesus and sing . . . → Read More: Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 2

Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 1

This week Wives of Faith is hosting a Christmas Blog Carnival! I loved participating in this last year and am excited to do it again because it’s a great way to meet other wives through their blogs.

Today’s topic is: Favorite Christmas Movie

It’s so hard to pick just one favorite, so I’ll have to give you my . . . → Read More: Christmas Blog Carnival – Day 1

Christmas Advent

December is upon us (did that seem to sneak up on anyone else?), and we are now in the season of Advent.  Advent is the time of waiting and preparing to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, on Christmas Day.   In order to count down this period of time, our family uses a wooden . . . → Read More: Christmas Advent

Black Friday: Where greed prevails over decency

I am in shock.  I’ve been watching a few videos online of Black Friday footage shot by people right in the middle of the chaos, and I am in complete shock.  I know this isn’t the first year this has happened, but I just can’t get over the lengths people will go to and the depths . . . → Read More: Black Friday: Where greed prevails over decency

Christmas Gift Challenge: Give more, Spend less

Yes, I know it’s not Christmas time yet, and I’m all for waiting until after Thanksgiving…but, I know many of you will be doing some big shopping the day after Thanksgiving, so I wanted to get this posted before then.

Last year I wrote about my Top 10 list of low-tech, low-cost gifts that kids will . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift Challenge: Give more, Spend less

Handling the holidays with special needs

We’ve had a lot going on lately, and sometimes it’s hard to manage Lovebug’s sensory needs in the middle of all of it.  I’m still learning so much about her, what she needs, how to be proactive, and how best to help her.  We’ve been dealing with this at some level for years, . . . → Read More: Handling the holidays with special needs

Lovebug’s New Toys

We did a great job at keeping it simple for Lovebug this year, and she ended up with some great things!

We filled her stocking with sensory appropriate goodies, and she loved them all!  Dye-Free bubble bath, stickers, chew toys (oral needs), a new vibrating toothbrush, some organic yogurt covered raisins, and an apple.

Other than the stocking, . . . → Read More: Lovebug’s New Toys

Christmas Preview

I’ve been spending the last few days enjoying having my husband home, and I’ll be spending the next couple of days hanging out with dear friends, so it looks like the big blog updates are going to wait until next weekend!

For now, I’ll leave you with some previews of our Christmas time as a family!

We spent . . . → Read More: Christmas Preview

Christmas on the Square

This past weekend, Lovebug and I went to a local city’s Christmas on the Square! It was so much fun! The entire street was decorated with beautiful lights, programmed to the music (click here for video). 

They had bounce houses, a balloon artist, and a SNOW SLIDE!  First we watched Santa parachute in, which was fun.  . . . → Read More: Christmas on the Square