At this time of year, it’s so easy to get caught up in the letters to Santa, the hustle and bustle of getting gifts for our children, the parties, the events that we lose track of some of the most beautiful opportunities this season has to offer. Listen as Saren reads three popular posts about helping children get excited about giving and protecting family time during the holidays.
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Check out some great ideas and insights for protecting what matters most during the holidays — and enjoy great suggestions for holiday read-aloud classics.
Are you overwhelmed by Christmas Craziness? Just for fun, since none of us needed to sleep during the month of December anyway, Allyson Reynolds takes at look at a few of the things many of us feel like we want or should do during the Christmas season (and then she talks reality after).
When I was growing up, my siblings and I worked hard in November and December to earn money for Christmas presents. You see, along with the joy of receiving, my parents really wanted us to fully experience the joy of GIVING at Christmastime. So from the time we were very young, we worked, earned money and purchased all our own Christmas gifts. And some of my favorite holiday memories are centered on the gifts I was able to give to family members and the thoughtful gifts I received from siblings.
Check out these simple and meaningful ideas to help your family really feel the joy of gratitude this month.
This is the Loosli family’s traditional Halloween dinner. It is really quick and easy to make and is the perfect thing to feed your little super heroes and princesses before they head out to trick or treat!
A couple years back, we had a do-it-yourself Halloween. By that, I don’t mean that I got all crafty with Pinterest-inspired stuff. I mean the kids did it THEMSELVES. And it worked out just great. We’re going for the same approach this year!
How do we handle the hyped-up but somewhat meaningless holiday of Halloween? Saren shares what works for her family when it comes to costumes, pumpkins, sugar, parties, and scary but not-too-scary books and movies.
Are you ready to get back into school routines? Check out the charts and morning, after-school and evening routines Saren’s family came up with.
It’s 5:30pm. Everyone is hungry and cranky. There isn’t a lot in the fridge. What in the world are you going to make for dinner? If this sounds familiar, this episode is for you!
Saren’s family has been holding family reunions for over 30 years now – and they’ve got some great ideas to share.
We love the fun parades, barbecues, and fireworks, but here are some ideas to teach the real meaning of the holiday!