What are YOU Choosing for Christmas This Year?

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This post does include affiliate link(s). If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! You know when you read a blog, a cookbook, or a curriculum handbook and there […]

Ceramic Ornaments that Kids Can Decorate

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This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! If I was completely honest, this Great Gifts series would be entitled “Cool Things I […]

The Person I Want to Be All Year

The Person I Want to Be All Year : meditation on how Christmas is God

This week at a Twitter party, a fellow blogger tweeted something quite profound. Meagan said, “The holidays are a reminder to be ‘the mom I want to be’, even if that’s not sustainable year-round.” That stopped me in my tracks. Yes, that is why I try to make a big deal of fun in December. […]

How to Make A Reusable Drawstring Bag

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Need special packaging for a gift? Make a drawstring bag! Life as Mom contributor Janel will show you how to make a custom drawstring bag from fabric as well as one from a store bought pillowcase. Sometimes you’ve got a gift and it just calls for a little special packaging…especially if the gift calls for […]

Fun Things to Do at Christmas Time

Fun Things to Do at Christmas Time - Plan to have fun with your family this year to make memories and savor the season.

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. As I type this, the month is still fresh, just a couple days into the “official” Christmas […]

Giving Thanks Past Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks Past Thanksgiving - A daily challenge in December

The following content is sponsored by Hallmark: This fall my husband coached our son’s hockey team. He did this last season as well. Typically at the end of the season, the team mom will collect funds to give the coach a gift. I knew that FishPapa wouldn’t want me to do that. He’s a pretty understated […]

Easy Homemade Gift Tags

Easy Homemade Gift Tags - Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give.

Create easy, homemade gift tags to label presents and to add a little personal touch to the gifts you give. In the age of insta-everything, it’s sometimes nice to step back and do a little home crafting. Whether you make gifts and wrappings yourself out of economic necessity or just a love for handiwork, the […]

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Ornaments

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Tree Ornaments - Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit.

Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit. Please note: I am not a crafter. I am not a seamstress. I am most definitely not an artist. Rarely do the visions in my head actually turn out the way I, well, envision […]