Tips to Help Your Child Avoid a Stressful Christmas

Tips to Help Your Child Avoid a Stressful Christmas

If your child’s behavior hints that Christmas is overwhelming, you know you will need to pay attention and do everything you can to avoid a stressful Christmas. Christmas Eve and Christmas day can be an overload with all the gifts, excitement, indulgent food, one too many sugar cookies (especially if they’re as good as these no-spread…

Best Ideas for Gender-Neutral Christmas Gifts When on a Budget
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Best Ideas for Gender-Neutral Christmas Gifts When on a Budget

Struggling with figuring out what gender-neutral Christmas gifts to give this year? Are tight finances limiting options for your holiday gift-giving? There are ways you can cut the costs of giving gifts at Christmas that allow you to stay within your budget. Read on to learn how you can give gifts that won’t break the…

How to Use the Candy Cane Poem to Teach Kids the Christmas Story
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How to Use the Candy Cane Poem to Teach Kids the Christmas Story

Practically every home has this one Christmas staple each year- candy canes! This year would you consider including this candy cane poem with each candy cane you pass out?  This simple poem is a sweet reminder of why we celebrate Christmas. Yes, we celebrate a birthday, Jesus’ birthday, but it is more than all of…

Free Printable Roll A Gingerbread Man Dice Game
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Free Printable Roll A Gingerbread Man Dice Game

If your family has never played the Roll a Gingerbread Man dice game, it’s time to remedy that! This is a fun way to keep kids engaged while they have to wait for dinner to be ready, for those cookies to bake,  or just need a time filler Christmas vacation game! I love that this…

Christmas Paper Placemats That Celebrate the Real Christmas Story
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Christmas Paper Placemats That Celebrate the Real Christmas Story

I’ve always loved the activity placemats they pass out at restaurants. Since our Thanksgiving Coloring and Activity Placemats were so well received, I figured we really needed to have Christmas paper placemats for the kids to enjoy. I’ve seen how these Christmas coloring placemats are a great way to help kids wind down and quieten…

The Best Christmas Road Trip Activities for Kids
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The Best Christmas Road Trip Activities for Kids

Since many families don’t plan on attending any big family gatherings for Christmas this year, taking a road trip to a National Park in an RV, is quickly becoming a popular Christmas memory making alternative. (Yep, an RV! If you’re still working on those plans, considering using RV Share. This just may be something you…

Books That Celebrate the Story of Christmas (+ A Free Printable Christmas Reading Challenge Kit for Kids)
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Books That Celebrate the Story of Christmas (+ A Free Printable Christmas Reading Challenge Kit for Kids)

There are so many Christmas books out there, but if you’re looking for ones that celebrate the story of Christmas, I have a list of some of our favorites. Encouraging the love of reading, during the holidays, with our free Christmas Reading Challenge Kit Printable for kids Several Christmases ago, Hubs and I started one…

An Easy DIY Twisted Paper Ornament Tutorial (+ Christmas Anagram Printable)
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An Easy DIY Twisted Paper Ornament Tutorial (+ Christmas Anagram Printable)

“An Easy DIY Twisted Paper Ornament Tutorial” is a post that is sponsored by BabbleBoxx, on behalf of JoAnn.  This year, I wanted to do something different with our Christmas tree decorations. Inspired after our Fingerprint Christmas Ornaments activity, I announced that we would have a handmade Christmas ornament tree this year.  So this past…

Our Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Tree (+ RAOK for Christmas Printable)
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Our Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Tree (+ RAOK for Christmas Printable)

Last month, a Girl Scout Leader from our local service unit, encouraged the girls to sign up for a “Random Acts of Kindness December” challenge. I thought this would be a great family activity, but wanted to find a way to make it more visual, especially for Ana. Our Random Acts of Kindness christmas Tree We have…

How to Make a Nativity Christmas Ornament (+ Free Printable Nativity I Spy Game)
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How to Make a Nativity Christmas Ornament (+ Free Printable Nativity I Spy Game)

With all the craft supplies I’ve stocked up over the months, one of my favorite things to do is send the kids to the craft drawers, and have them pick out stuff to create their own craft or masterpiece. While Ana worked on our Fingerprint Christmas Ornaments, Sam announced he was going to make a…

Fun Gift Ideas for Fans of the Trolls World Tour Movie

Fun Gift Ideas for Fans of the Trolls World Tour Movie

Earlier this year, the sequel to the 2016 hit movie Trolls was released. Making over 37 million US dollars in box office sales, the Trolls World Tour movie thrilled Trolls fans with an upbeat soundtrack, new characters and practical life lessons. If you’re stumped on what to get your mini Trolls fan, this gift guide will…