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Presidents Day Activities for Kids

Presidents Day Activities for Kids

Today, we celebrate President’s Day. Some of you may have taken the day off. If that’s the case, you can enjoy one of these Presidents Day activities for kids later this week. Last year, Ashley was teaching first grade to at-risk kids. I volunteered at her school and plan a reading, writing & art activity. … Continue Reading

Presidents Day Activities for Kids {Weekend Links}

Presidents Day Activities for Kids {Weekend Links}

Whether you celebrate Presidents Day or not, you can use these Presidents Day activities for kids as you study American history. This year, Presidents Day is February 17, so you have all week to choose the best Presidents Day activities for kids … Enjoy! FREE Presidents Day Unit Study Since we started with President’s Breakfast,… Continue Reading

Merry Christmas in Times of Grief

As we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior, my family has mixed emotions. We cling to God because He is the only one seeing us through the difficulties of our lives. Death has surrounded us.  In November, our 24 year old niece died in a horse riding accident. She was riding her horse… Continue Reading

Add Meaning to Your Christmas & SAVE 50% with our 3 Day Christmas Sale

Add Meaning to Your Christmas & SAVE 50% with our 3 Day Christmas Sale

SAVE 50% 3 Day Christmas Sale thru Dec 11 Grab any or all of our individual Christmas ebooks for a 50% discount. Click on the book or title and you’ll be taken to the page where you can place your order. It’s so simple. And, using these resources will save you lots of time &… Continue Reading

7 Family Christmas Traditions

7 Family Christmas Traditions

We have several family Christmas traditions. I hope they encourage you to have your own family traditions.   Giving Gifts to Missionaries As a family, we chose one of our missionary families & contacted them to see what type of gift would be helpful to their kids. My kids sold pumpkin bread & chocolate chip… Continue Reading

Can You Have a Stress Free Christmas: Surviving Christmas

Can You Have a Stress Free Christmas: Surviving Christmas

You are probably saying to yourself that I have lost my mind if I think I can have a Stress Free Christmas. Well, my mind is still here and we’ve had several Stress Free Christmases in the past few years. I thought I would share some of the lessons I have learned to help in… Continue Reading

Encourage Thanks During Advent {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 30}

This is the last of 4 posts about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas. Earlier this week I began a series showing how thanksgiving prepares your family for Christmas. Thanksgiving is one of those advent activities we should all be doing as a family. I discussed the idea that you should encourage your children to show thanks… Continue Reading

Having More Thanks During Advent {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 29}

Before discussing the first aspect of becoming more thankful, I want to add to my thankful list. As I was walking & praying on Monday, I realized I had forgotten the most important thing I am thankful. I was thanking God for Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for me. Jesus should really be at the… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Gives Perspective {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 28}

    Earlier today, I began a series about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas, showing how they should be connected. The Thanksgiving holiday sets up Advent & Christmas. One way we can refocus our family’s Christmas season is to focus on being thankful. Let’s face it, Christmas brings stress.  I still remember crying on Christmas Day… Continue Reading

Encourage Thankfulness In Advent {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 27}

With a few days before December starts, I’m posting several ideas on using THANKS to prepare for Advent…Let me know how you prepare for Advent. This is the first of 4 posts about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas. Yesterday was the 1st Sunday of Advent. What are you doing to prepare for Christmas through this coming… Continue Reading