Tag Archives: Christmas

A Deep Breath for Advent

What do you need right now? It's holiday season 2020. Pressures can run high any Christmas. But this year feels even heavier. Do you feel it? But it's also the period of Advent—that season when we wait in hopeful expectation … Continue reading

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How to Limit an Influx of Toys at the Holidays

With Christmas looming and many people already thinking about gifts and New Year's resolutions regarding organization, my thoughts are on limiting toys. In response to my post Tools Not Toys , a mom asked me this excellent question: "This is fantastic … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for the Holidays, Homeschool Style

What if you could be more intentional about how you and your family spend the holiday season? As you prepare for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, I'd like to encourage you to take advantage of one of the biggest benefits of … Continue reading

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How to Find Christmas Cheer When You're a Scrooge

Moms aren't supposed to be Scrooges, are they? Yet, if you ask my family, I'm not exactly Suzy Snowflake when it comes to the Christmas season. Some of my friends love the holiday season so much that they decorate their … Continue reading

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An Advent Devotional from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Do you celebrate the season of Advent? Candles, wreaths, and carol services are abundant this time of year, and brightly colored calendars tempt us with a square of chocolate behind each numbered door. We see Advent celebrations—or at least countdown … Continue reading

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Advent as a Family

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year. Following the liturgical calendar, this sacred year includes the seasons of Advent Christmas Epiphany Lent Holy Week Easter Pentecost Ordinary Time other holy days Advent lasts for roughly four weeks beginning the … Continue reading

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Kids Christmas Gifts with the Homeschool Mom Stamp of Approval

We are happily counting down the days to Christmas around my house right now. The stockings are hung with care. The hot chocolate has been rolling out of the kitchen for days now, and the tree is twinkling in the … Continue reading

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