Family Nativity

My very, very favorite Christmas tradition of all is our annual Christmas Eve Nativity reenactment. I’ve done it every year of my life as far back as I can remember, and probably all the years before I can remember too. But that’s not why it’s my favorite. It is my favorite because gathering with familyContinue reading “Family Nativity”

Shepherd’s Supper: A Christmás Tradition

Traditions are important to me, but I try to think long and hard before adding any new ones, because simplicity is also important. But this tradition that we started just a couple years ago met all the criteria with flying colors: simple, sustainable, and meaningful. I first heard about the idea of hosting a Shepherd’sContinue reading “Shepherd’s Supper: A Christmás Tradition”

Homemade Sibling Gifts

A special part of our Christmás celebration is helping our children develop the attribute of generosity. Looking beyond their own wants and needs and thinking about others is a great way to be more like Christ, and do His work during this special time of year. One way we have always done that is byContinue reading “Homemade Sibling Gifts”

Christ-Centered Christmas Countdowns

It may be December 2nd, but it’s not too late to start a Christ-Centered Christmas Countdown. In fact, it’s always a good idea not to stress too much about missing a day or two. These activities are meant to make the holiday more joyful, not more stressful. December seems to be filled with countdowns ofContinue reading “Christ-Centered Christmas Countdowns”

Inviting More Christ into Christmas: Nativities for Kids

This post on Nativities for Kids contains affiliate links. This means I earn a small commission when you make a purchase through my link, but your price stays the same. Thank you for supporting! A couple weeks ago I saw the word Christmas differently than I had before. Christmás. Más meaning “more” in Spanish.Continue reading “Inviting More Christ into Christmas: Nativities for Kids”

Homeschooling when Life is Upside Down

As if 2020 weren’t complicated enough, we added purchasing a new (old) home and moving to the mix. The end goal will certainly bring more stability to our lives, but the process of getting there has been chaotic to say the least. Through it all, we’ve learned a few things about homeschooling when life isContinue reading “Homeschooling when Life is Upside Down”

Favorite Learning Activities for Littles

On Instagram I recently shared one of our favorite hacks to keep my toddler and preschooler busy during school time, and got lots of questions about it. We keep a “school box” full of special activities and educational toys that only come out during school time, and my little ones love it! While it mayContinue reading “Favorite Learning Activities for Littles”

Math: Tools for Teaching Multiplication Facts

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links, which means if you buy through my link, I will earn a small commission, though your price will remain the same. All opinions, of course, are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting this blog! If you were to ask me to list my favorite topics to teach myContinue reading “Math: Tools for Teaching Multiplication Facts”

Our Favorite Homeschool Benefits

Individualized Education After years of considering homeschool, what finally pushed us over the edge and helped us make the decision was the need to create an individualized education for our children. Some of their needs and learning styles were not being met in public school, and as a result, self-image, the desire to learn, andContinue reading “Our Favorite Homeschool Benefits”