Why Do We Call it Christmas? :: Review and Giveaway (5 winners)

why christmas

*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.* Have you (or your children) ever wondered... Why do we call it "Christmas" anyway (instead of, say, Jesus' Birthday)? Why do we celebrate Jesus' birth on December 25th? What does Santa Claus have to do with Jesus' birthday? Where does the idea of stockings hung on the fireplace come from? Why does Santa wear a red suit with white fur? Did Jesus … [ Keep reading… ]

Scotch Thermal Laminator for $16.99 TODAY ONLY


Today only (Friday, December 9th), the Scotch Thermal Laminator is only $16.99 as Amazon's Gold Box Deal!   This is the lowest price I have ever seen it! I have this laminator (bought last year on Amazon for $17.99) and I absolutely LOVE it!  I use it ALL THE TIME.  I buy the generic  laminating pouches from Sam's (a pack of 200 for roughly $20) and they work great! Go here to get this … [ Keep reading… ]

Kid-Friendly Christmas Tree


The idea for felt Christmas trees has been all over Pinterest recently, but my absolute favorite has been this version from Johnny in a Dress.  I love the simplicity of the triangle for the Christmas tree as well as the addition of felt presents at the bottom of the tree! This is such a fun idea because it works just like those felt boards you had in Sunday school...the felt ornaments stick to … [ Keep reading… ]

The Importance of Sleep

James sleeping

Guest Post by Kelley of MyChildSleeps.com   Is your child happy, energetic, focused, and willing to roll with the flow, most days?  Or does your child complain, fight, cry, or yell for no apparent reason?  Without sufficient sleep, your child's performance, mood, focus, and ability to work with others deteriorates rapidly.   Unfortunately, we live in a sleep deprived … [ Keep reading… ]

The Gingerbread Man Game

The Gingerbread Man Game

Prince Charming made up a fun game to play with the boys.  Watch the video to see how it works... Can't see the video?  Go here. The boys LOVE it and Big Brother frequently asks me to reenact it while Daddy is at work. It's a great extension of the following books and can definitely get those winter wiggles out. This book is the traditional tale of the Gingerbread Man and is easy … [ Keep reading… ]

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie


This recipe has three ingredients and will take you 10 minutes to make!  It doesn't get much better than that...And it may just be the most talked-about dessert at your next holiday gathering! My mom used to make this when we were growing up and we've enjoyed making it too.  For the past few years, however, we haven't been able to find the Peppermint ice cream.  Needless to say, when I saw this … [ Keep reading… ]