Advent for the Family

The first day of Advent was yesterday  and there is still time to decide on a good Advent study or plan for you and your family. It really does not matter when you start- you could jump in December 23rd, because the point is that you are deciding to focus on remembering the reason for the season. In all of the busy things we do during this season, it is so good to slow down and rest. Lately, the word rest has been on my mind more than ever and this Advent season, that is exactly what I intend to do- rest.

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Making the Holidays Bright for Others

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Every year our family loves to look for ways to make the holidays bright for others. There are endless options and ideas out there- especially if you search Pinterest. However, sometimes I think we tend to overthink things. I can get trapped in getting lost in a sea of ideas when opportunities are right in front of my eyes.

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Running Errands with a Little One

Running errands as a mama are inevitable. They have to happen. It makes sense for me to run errands when my boys are in school, as I just have my toddler daughter with me. However, all mamas know that running errands with a toddler is not always the easiest task. 

After a particularly challenging excursion, I decided it was time to implement some change. I knew it was the most practical to run errands with one child versus three, so I just needed to figure out a better game plan. 

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The perfect gift guide for elementary aged boys

Best Gifts for Elementary Aged Boys

With Christmas just around the corner, we are getting organized with our lists. As a mama to an elementary aged boy, I decided to put together the top ten gift ideas (with the help and inspiration from my son). If you are hunting for a gift for an elementary aged boy, I hope this gift guide will provide some direction for you! 

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Teaching your kids the real meaning of the Christmas story in a hands on way. Christmas nativity for kids

A Practical Way to Teach the Christmas Story

As I prepare over this month for Christmas, I have been thinking a lot about how to teach the Christmas story to my kids. ¬†We have tried many methods and activities and I have determined a few things: Hands on activities are best. Kids love to play games. Kids love interacting with the story. Repetition […] Read more…

Tips to Quickly Clean Your House

Thanks to Homeright for sponsoring this post. All opinions are entirely my own. Do you dread having to clean your house? Trust me, you are not alone. It is not that we want a dirty house. It is just the reality of things. Literally moments after I finish cleaning, it will be hard to even […] Read more…

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