Teaching Thankfulness


Guest Post by Kristi of Creative Connections for Kids I love Thanksgiving and often feel frustrated that we nearly skip over this lovely holiday on our mad dash to Christmas. It is a wonderful opportunity to teach  children to be thankful for the blessings of life. Here are simple ways to help instill a spirit of thankfulness in your children:   1) Be an example of gratefulness in daily li … [ Keep reading… ]

Lipstick Tube Monster

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Prior to having kids of our own, whenever I held a baby in church and didn't have any toys to entertain them with, I would always give them my lipstick tubes from my purse to play with.  The babies could never open the tube, but they loved holding it in their hands.  I now cringe a little, knowing that those tubes had not been properly sanitized, but I can claim ignorance.  :) As I used up the l … [ Keep reading… ]

Week 2 Link Up: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with Your Kids

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I'm choosing not to share our acts of kindness this week.  Yep, I totally realize that was kinda the point of this series.  But I was convicted after reading a chapter from the book Your God is too Safe by Mark Buchanan.  In this chapter, the author points out 3 holy habits (aka spiritual disciplines) that are beneficial to all Christians:  solitude, silence, and secrecy.  In the excerpt below, the … [ Keep reading… ]

Contigo for Kids: Product Review and Giveaway


*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!*   We are huge fans of Contigo Kids cups!  In fact, these are just about the only cups we use with Big Brother these days because he likes to "drink on the go" and these cups don't spill.  Period. We love them so much that I purchased a few more in addition to the ones we received for the rev … [ Keep reading… ]

Homemade Gift Ideas


After reading Colleen's post about simplifying Christmas in order to give more to others, I thought I would share some of my own DIY gift ideas that we've made (and given) in the past.  Some are great to give to kids, others are better for adults. Either way, here's a few ideas to get you started. This felt peek-a-boo house is perfect for toddlers!  And if you are still changing diapers, y … [ Keep reading… ]

Winners of the Veggie Tales ‘Little Drummer Boy’ Giveaway


The five winners of the Veggie Tales Little Drummer Boy giveaway (via random.org) are... Comments: #23:  Kristen Kushpinsky who said, "My four little boys would LOVE this! Good luck, everyone! :)" #27:  Judy who said, "Ooh pick me! Pick me!" #187:  Jeni Mosshammer who said, "We love watching the Veggie Tales!" #214:  Nina who said, "We’re big Veggie Tales fans at our house! Thank … [ Keep reading… ]