Happy Holidays or Holiday Heachache?
The holidays can be a huge headache for a lot of people.
It is a shame if we don’t get to enjoy the spirit of the season because we are so stressed out. I wanted to share some steps to having a saner, more relaxed Christmas/holiday season.
First of all, we are going to talk about some things to limit to restore some sanity.
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As we go into the holiday season, we want our children to not get caught up in the hustle and bustle and the “gimmes”. We can put out nativity sets, we can color pictures of Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus, but are they *really* getting it?
I love what one of my favorite bloggers does. Instead of putting presents under the tree in the weeks leading up to
For the rest of the story, CLICK here: Teaching little ones what Christmas is really about
Has your American dream turned into a nightmare?
A house, a car, or even 2 or 3 cars!
A riding mower.
Stainless steel appliances.
Flat screen TV, Wii gaming system.
Swimming pool, designer landscaping.
Four wheelers, dirt bikes.
Guns, paintball, airsoft.
Dinner out several times a week.
Checkups, sick days.
Vacations in high gear.
For the rest of the story, CLICK here: Ahh, the American dream, and a cure
As we head full swing into the holiday season, with all its hustle and bustle, it is easy to get caught up and lost in our list of things to do, our events and activities to go to. We may get so busy just going, that we don’t even realize that we are not enjoying ourselves.
In America, especially, there is huge cultural pressure to do so much. I mean,
For the rest of the story, CLICK here: 6 steps to define your priorities this holiday season
Doing my research again, for my grandkids, and I came across the Rainbow Loom. Now if you look on the wrist of my grandkids at any given time, chances are you will find a bracelet or hair band or rubber band. So when I heard about the Rainbow Loom, I knew I had found a goldmine for a perfect Christmas present. And for a price under $20!
For the rest of the story, CLICK here: Rainbow Loom, all the rage among 7-12 year olds
Looking for something to keep the little ones busy while you prepare for Thanksgiving this week? Or maybe want to spend some quality time crafting with them while cooking your turkey?
I have gathered just a few of the THOUSANDS of Thanksgiving craft ideas out there.
Grateful Paper Plate turkey
Grateful turkey with patterning
Paper plate turkey wreath
For the rest of the story, CLICK here: 10 fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids
In America, it seems, parents can’t wait to sign their 4 year olds up for soccer, or their 5 year olds up for cheerleading. Or, depending on the talents and desires of the parent, they may be taking tennis or golf. Maybe they join the swim team.
Don’t get me wrong, none of these things are wrong in and of themselves. Let’s just be careful that we are not burying
For the rest of the story, CLICK here: Help your children discover their gifts
The days of summer are quickly coming upon us and I am reminded of catching fireflies and running through the neighborhood playing hide-and-go-seek in the dark as a kid.
My kids are now ages 20-31, and I know they have many of the same memories, running in the woods, playing with the neighbor kids, riding their bikes to the corner store to get ice cream.
I hope my grandkids
For the rest of the story, CLICK here: Do American parents have it backwards?
After coming across a conversation on Facebook by one of my sister bloggers, Christine Wolf, talking about how exhausting all the driving kids around can be, I thought I would write a post with some tips to make the most of the car time. By the other comments on the thread, it was obvious that she was not alone in her sentiments.
So how can you make the most
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January is here and for many people, that means snow. Whether you live where there is snow all winter long, or where it snows frequently, or where it snows rarely, kids LOVE snow!
I thought I would share some of the most popular children’s books about snow. Most are story books, but 1 or 2 are science or art related. A good list for hitting the library!
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