What is Santa doing to your child’s self esteem?

Let me preface this by saying that I don’t have a problem with kids believing in Santa. I think it’s fun, sweet, innocent, and embraces the spirit of giving.  So, I’m not saying you should give that up at all.  I would, however, like you to consider HOW you use Santa in your home.

Imagine this…

You are . . . → Read More: What is Santa doing to your child’s self esteem?

Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

“Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect” by Richard H. Schneider is a sweet tale of generosity, compassion, selflessness, and love.

I recently picked up this book from our church library.  The title caught my eye because my 6 year old daughter is a perfectionist and I’m always looking for ways to relate to her that no one except . . . → Read More: Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

Silent Night, Holy Night

“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” ~ Luke 2:6-7

Last night I was sitting . . . → Read More: Silent Night, Holy Night

The ADVENTure of Christmas

I was so excited to see The ADVENTure of Christmas: Helping Children Find Jesus in our Holiday Traditions by Lisa Whelchel on the shelf at my church library! I love Lisa Whelchel’s books and this was no exception!  For those of you thinking, “I’ve heard that name before….” – YES! She played Blair on the Facts . . . → Read More: The ADVENTure of Christmas

Refreshing my faith at Christmas time

This is the last day of the Wives of Faith Christmas Blog Carnival, and I’m so sad to see it come to an end.  If you want to see more, check out all the previous topics and responses.

Today’s topic is, “How does your faith refresh at Christmas time?”

Christmas has been different for me as a Mommy . . . → Read More: Refreshing my faith at Christmas time

Christmas Ornaments…through the eyes of a child

When Lovebug was 3 we started a tradition of letting her pick a Christmas ornament for our tree each year.  Hubby and I usually get one too that has to do with something we experienced during the year, but we also thought it would be fun to see what things she would pick each year.  Someday . . . → Read More: Christmas Ornaments…through the eyes of a child

You might be a military spouse at Christmas if…

This is Day 6 of 7 for the Wives of Faith Christmas Blog Carnival.  This has been so much fun! I hope you are checking out the other participants’ responses for each day.

I almost skipped today because I haven’t been a military spouse very long.  In fact, this is my first Christmas as an Army wife! . . . → Read More: You might be a military spouse at Christmas if…

Whose birthday is this anyway?

This has been a topic of many, many conversations in our house lately.  Our family really feels the call to do Christmas different this year, and in the future.  We’ve always tried to keep the focus on Christ and not overdo it, but we can do better.  In the past, we’ve always done “3 gifts” with . . . → Read More: Whose birthday is this anyway?

What does Christmas mean to me?

Today is Day 5 of the Wives of Faith Christmas Blog Carnival, and today’s topic is “What Christmas means to me?” Click here to see other participant’s answers (check the comments for links).

I thought about this one for quite a while because giving my honest answer means sharing a very personal part of my history with . . . → Read More: What does Christmas mean to me?

A Colorful Day!

Lovebug and I have been having a lot of fun incorporating Christmas into our school work!  Many of our Christmas activities come from the 1+1+1=1 website! This is one of my all time favorite homeschooling/preschool/early elementary idea sites…EVER! I am so very thankful that she provides so much of her hard work for . . . → Read More: A Colorful Day!