Favorite Family Christmas Traditions

favorite family Christmas Traditions

Traditions are very important to families. Traditions bring us together. They give us events around which we can form relationship bonds. Being a part of family traditions gives us a sense of belonging. Traditions can be big events- traditional family dinners with all of the extended family gathered. But they can also be small and simple- opening a pair of pajamas every Christmas Eve. As we approach the Christmas season and you begin to plan on things to do with your family, I’d like to share with you some of our family’s favorite Christmas traditions. The Advent Wreath Our church Continue reading

Christmas Books Round-Up

Christmas Books

Christmas books are some of my favorite books ever. We look forward to pulling off the shelves, all of our special books about the coming Christ and all of the other inspirational stories that lead straight to him every year. We have a lovely basket that sits next to our hearth that instantly becomes our Christmas Book Basket. Members of the Crew have some favorite Christmas Books to share with you today as well. I hope you enjoy discovering some new titles to read with your family during this joyous season.   Beth @ Acorn Hill Academy – Some of My Continue reading

Christmas Recipes Round-Up


  Cranberries, gingerbread, peppermint . . . when someone says, “Christmas, ” most of us are likely to immediately begin thinking about all of those wonderful memories and traditions enjoyed since childhood. If you’re anything like me, there will be food involved. From Grandma’s special applesauce cake, to Aunt Ruth’s garlic cheese grits, my heart is filled with mouth-watering recollections of yummy foods, cooked only during the holidays. Today, we’re sharing a round-up of some of those recipes, from members of our Crew. Enjoy! Gingerbread House Figgy Pudding Word Cookies Laura’s Lemon Bars Grandma’s Christmas Pudding Peppermint Bark Best Peanut Continue reading

Family Traditions

family tradtions

Traditions. I sat down to write this post and suddenly the song from The Fiddler on the Roof was running through my mind. There are many kinds of traditions, but at this time of year I always see or hear people asking what kind of traditions others have for the holidays. As I thought about traditions in my life, I realized through the years and stages of my life I have participated in different traditions. These different times of my life were childhood, my first marriage, single motherhood and now my life as a remarried mom with children from my Continue reading

Creating Christmas Traditions

Creating Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to create some memorable traditions for your family. Dr. Dobson says:‘The great value of traditions comes as they give a family a sense of identity, ‘belongingness’. All of us desperately need to feel that we’re not just a cluster of people living together in a house, but we’re a family that’s conscious of its uniqueness, its personality, character and heritage, and that our special relationships of love and companionship make us a unit with identity and personality.’ A tradition is something that can change over time or be created with a sense of purpose. Special moments need Continue reading

On the twelfth day of Christmas Giveaways . . .

    We have reached the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. I hope you’ve all been able to win a prize over the past couple of weeks! We wanted to really go out BIG with this last giveaway, and thanks to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, I think we can all agree that we are! So here we go . . .   On the twelfth day of Christmas Giveaways, TWELVE winners will receive . . . a one-year subscription to SchoolhouseTeachers.com! AND . . .   a one-year subscription to Molly Green Magazine/ Econobusters.com!  AND . Continue reading

On the eleventh day of Christmas Giveaways . . .

    On the eleventh day of Christmas Giveaways, ELEVEN winners will receive . . . Amazing Animals by Design by Debra Haagen! To enter, use the Rafflecopter below! Don’t forget to enter our other giveaways!   Why is a giraffe’s neck so tall? Why do zebras have stripes? Did all of these things happen by accident? When John and Sarah visit the zoo, they ask these questions and many more. Their parents and the zookeepers keep using the word design, but what does that mean? With its relevant message and exciting presentation, this is the perfect book to help introduce Continue reading

Family Traditions

I think traditions are so important for families! They give families a way to feel like a team, to work together, and to do or create something that they can be proud of. My family has some traditions that we all do together, but we also try to have some traditions that are between mother and daughter or father and son (or some other combination). One of my favorite mother/daughter traditions is something that my younger daughter, Mary Grace, and I do together each year on December 2. This tradition began about 4 years ago when Mary Grace turned 7. Continue reading

On the tenth day of Christmas Giveaways . . .

  On the tenth day of Christmas Giveaways, TEN winners will receive . . . a Strategic Shopping eBook from CandyFoote.com! To enter, use the Rafflecopter below and be sure to stop by and enter our other giveaways!   Candy Foote, a mother of twelve, shares her strategic shopping tactics to put more quality items in your cart and more money in your pocket! It seems like everyone is talking about the economy these days. How can an average family save money; especially with the price of groceries and everyday household needs? With the price of gas, we need to be Continue reading