Advent Traditions for Kids

Advent Traditions for Kids - Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. See what these families do to observe Advent and countdown the days until Christmas.

Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. See what these families do to observe Advent and count down the days until Christmas. In my adult life I don’t know that I paid much attention to holiday traditions until I […]

Our European Vacation: Brittany and Mont Saint Michel

Our European Vacation: Brittany and Mont Saint Michel - Our story of traveling through France. This post is about our time in Brittany and visiting Mont St. Michel.

This fall we spent a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the fourth installment of our European adventure. If you missed it, go to the beginning here. We come now to a difficult point in […]

Make Thanksgiving Special with Activities for Kids

Make Thanksgiving Special with Activities for Kids - Make your kids and young guests feel special with some Thanksgiving fun geared towards them.

Make your kids and young guests feel special with some Thanksgiving fun geared towards them. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays if not the one at the top of the list. There’s plenty of good food, a chance to catch up with folks you haven’t seen in awhile, and — for kids — […]

A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids | Free printable scavenger hunts for both indoor and outdoor games.

Thanksgiving can be a wonderful occasion for getting together with family and friends. I have fond memories of us kids riding rough and wild all over the house while the adults talked. It seemed like the ultimate holiday. We would play while the turkey cooked. We would play at the kids table. We would play […]

Plan Now for a Simpler Season

Plan Now for a Simpler Season - Grab your copy of A Simpler Season for only $5 so that you can enjoy the next six and a half weeks to the fullest.

Grab your copy of A Simpler Season for only $5 so that you can enjoy the next six and a half weeks to the fullest. Just in case you were wondering, there are …. 10 days until Thanksgiving 37 days until Christmas 44 days until New Year’s That means that the next six weeks have […]

Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids

Our European Vacation: Normandy with Kids - Our story of traveling through France. This post is about our time in Normandy.

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the third installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. Years ago, FishPapa and I traveled through western France. We retraced […]

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families - Tips from a seasoned mom and traveler on how to make the best trip with kids.

As the holiday season approaches, consider how you can make family travel more fun and less stressful. I love November and December. They are probably two of my favorite months on the calendar, namely because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The holidays can be such fun! Now that my sister Janel has moved back […]

Our European Vacation: Paris with Kids

Our European Vacation: Paris with Kids

We just got back from a month abroad where we visited London, Paris, and a handful of cities in Western France. We explored, rested, and learned a ton about ourselves and the world. This is the second installment of our European adventure. Go to the beginning here. One of the beautiful things about traveling for a […]