I loved how simple but festive this gift list is and you can bet that it will get put to use. Either so you don't make the same mistakes that I made or so you can use it as a way to keep track of who gave you gifts so you can send them a thank you note later.
“You should know what I want for Christmas!” exclaimed the frustrated wife at the department store as she walked away, leaving him at the cash register. That’s exactly how I felt when we were first married. I was so flustered when my husband came home with a beautiful, expensive bracelet. Granted, I was thankful that MORE »
I hope that when my kids get older, they will be able to appreciate all the work I put into making our traditions a lovely experience for us. We had traditions when I was a child, but nothing like we have in our home now. I love them, and my kids look forward to them. MORE »
Christmas Gift Ideas Kids Can Make: One of the lovely things I enjoy doing during Christmas is encouraging my children's desire and drive to give to others even in their wee age. Here are some simple and lovely crafts...
Each moment that passes us by we have the choice to be present in the lives of children. Choose presence over presents! If you don't have time to spend with your little ones because you're running around town trying to buy them the perfect present then rethink your day.
I have three boys who absolutely love all things Lego. This means that if you happen to drop by my house in the middle of the day, you may not be able to get through the hall without stepping on blocks, because their Legos are spread all over the living room, hallway, and all the MORE »
Tis the season to bake! I usually bake because I need to warm myself up. Today I baked my favorite Girl Scout Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies and the only reason I made myself do this was because I was freezing and I needed to warm up the house. Well, okay maybe I was also craving MORE »
The little girl didn’t have much. She lived in what you would consider the high-end ”ghetto,” if that exists. Her home was built in the smack dab center of a middle class neighborhood. She came from a family of five, and they were trying to survive on the income of a butcher. The little girl’s family left their loved ones behind MORE »
Make holiday photos easier with a checklist (and free printable!).
It’s time to start thinking about stocking stuffer gift ideas, especially if you like making them yourself. We usually try to make at least one stocking stuffer for each other, and then we add all sorts of trinkets in the kids’ stockings. Click through for 12 DIY stocking stuffers toddlers will love: And — if MORE »
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