Yes, our tree is still up. We leave it up for the entire twelve day feast of Christmas, from December 25th through January 5th, and take it down after our church observes the Nativity of Christ, on January 6th. This feast day, also called Epiphany, commemorates the arrival of the Magi and the revelation of... Continue Reading →
The Donkey in the Living Room, by Sarah Cunningham, beautifully re-tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the animals and people present. In an "Elf on the Shelf" style tradition, Cunningham suggests parents wrap the pieces of their Nativity set and hide one for their children to find each day leading up to Christmas. ... Continue Reading →
It's not too early to get out my Christmas stuff, right?? I'm feeling very festive today as my post on decorating for the holidays with young children is live on Life of a Homeschool Mom. Check it out now!
I saw this Popsicle stick snowflake craft on Pinterest and immediately fell in love! My preschooler loves Popsicle stick crafts, and he has been itching to get ready for Christmas, so this was a perfect fit for a recent Saturday morning. We made this project a bit more kid-friendly in two ways: we used regular... Continue Reading →
Start with a clear glass bauble, white craft paint, a clean pair of hands, and rolled-up sleeves. Honestly, when I've done this with my one-year-old, I just strip him down completely. (As a side note, you will want to buy these ornaments well ahead of time. Part of the reason I'm publishing this so early is that... Continue Reading →