Teaching Gratitude at Christmas Through Hand-Written Cards

  We’re doing our best at making this year a simple Christmas season. Less fuss. Less stress. Less stuff. More of focusing on what MATTERS in the Season. I don’t want to leave thankfulness back in November. I’d love for it to be heavily sprinkled onto the things we do during this month of December. …

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Thanksgivingpalooza 2013

  Oh these little Turkeys!  I’m so grateful for the joy they have brought into our lives these past 7 Thanksgivings! It’s Thanksgiving week, and since we have 79 days into our 1st grade homeschool semester, we’re taking the whole week off!  We don’t have far to travel, since our families are within an hour …

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“Thankful” Pumpkin Bars with Alpha-Bits Cereal

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This post is part of a campaign with Mom It Forward Blogger Network and Alpha-Bits, but all my opinions are my own. It’s November – the month of thankfulness. And couldn’t we all benefit from another helping of thankfulness?  We’ve been talking a lot about gratitude around here, and trying to be even more intentional with our kids …

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The Everyday Gratitude….

I love that we are in the season of gratitude…but how I long for it not to be just a season in my year.  I want it to be an everyday consciousness. I want to breathe in thankfulness in the morning, and breath it out in the night hours. I’m thankful for my freedom, my …

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7 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

One of the BEST things about Thanksgiving is FAMILY.  We’ve been reading up on our Thanksgiving history this week, and next week I’m hoping to do several hands-on activities and crafts with the boys for Thanksgiving week. I thought I’d share some of my favorite Thanksgiving craft finds… 1. Turkey M&M Favors – I mean …

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