Category Archives for Traditions & Celebrations

Use this guide to put your own Resurrection Eggs set together in just a few minutes. It’s easy and practically free!

DIY Resurrection Eggs

Several years ago, I bought a set of Resurrection Eggs from my local Christian bookstore. These eggs are a really great way to discuss the Easter story with kids! Each plastic egg contains a meaningful token or symbol that represents an important part of the Easter story. Using them is simple- just open the eggs […]

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A list of 14 love, compassion, and Valentine’s Day themed picture books. Girls, boys, and parents will all enjoy these selections!

14 Books to Read Aloud this Valentine’s Day

Today I am sharing 14 of my favorite love, compassion, and Valentine’s Day themed picture books. I really enjoy searching for excellent, beautiful and just plain enjoyable picture books. I order batches at a time from my local library and then pop in every other week to pick up huge, heavy stacks of books. My […]

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These delightful stories should be read over and over! Here's how we celebrate Winnie the Pooh day and A.A. Milne's birthday in a simple and meaningful way.

How to celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day and A.A. Milne’s birthday

<div style=”display: none;”><em> January 18th is A.A. Milne’s birthday, celebrated as National Winnie the Pooh Day. Milne masterfully captured the precious innocence of the young child’s imagination in a way that is at once charming, hilarious and breathtakingly loving. Experiencing these stories again as a parent of young children has been such a privilege. I […]

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I love traditions and celebrating with family. Sometimes, though, it seems overwhelming! Here is an easy to use framework for planning family celebrations without losing your mind!

How to plan a New Year Celebration with young children

I love traditions and celebrating with my family. Sometimes, though, it seems completely overwhelming- so much so, in fact, that it’s often easier just to do nothing at all. After all, my kids are very young. They probably won’t even notice that we didn’t celebrate!

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We raised our own Thanksgiving turkey this year!

Our own turkey for Thanksgiving, and Brunswick Stew

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family had a refreshing day of gratitude. This whole weekend was a whirlwind for us. I feel like our days go by faster and faster each year. Stomp turned 7 months old on Thanksgiving- he celebrated by pulling himself to standing and climbing to the first step on […]

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