Want to include some Christmas acts of kindness as part of your holiday celebrations? Here are 22 ideas to help your family reach out to help others. Round up your children and join our conspiracy of kindness. Includes a fun printable to post during the holidays.
If you took a trip back into my Christmas past you would have met a frazzled Mom. I was exhausted and totally overwhelmed by my Christmas preparations. I was overtired and frustrated by all the things on my never ending to do list. Something had to give, because I was taking out my frustration on my family. It was time to simplify Christmas.Continue Reading
Are you looking for more joy and less stress this Christmas?
There is so much about Christmas that I love. The sparkling eyes of the preschoolers as they help me decorate the book cart in the library. Sharing a good cup of tea and a piece of Christmas cake with my love. The hugs of my boys as they arrive for a special meal and family time.
Those are the things that make Christmas for me and I’m guessing that it would be the same for you. We all want a Christmas full of joy and peace. The trouble is that the holiday season can so easily transform into a time of stress.
Do you want to find a way to celebrate the holidays and keep the stress at bay? I’ve found some super practical reads to help you do just that. Continue Reading
Fifteen years ago our family trekked across Canada to take up residence in a new home. We arrived just before Christmas and attended our new church a few days later. The children of the community were presenting their Christmas pageant. My boys were enthusiastically welcomed and pressed into service as extra shepherds.
This meant I was free to go into the church, sit back and enjoy the service. Bliss!
It wasn’t perfect, but it was wonderful
The children began to act out the well-loved story of Jesus’ birth. It was a wonderful retelling. Not because it was a perfect production, but because of some delightfully unscripted moments that occurred as the story unfolded.Continue Reading