Tidbit Tuesday – Inspired by 25 Days of Christmas


This is not what I intended to post today, but Katie’s post on 25 Days of Christmas inspired me.

Although my kids are older and our Advent Calendar is very juvenile, when I pulled it out with the decorations they hung it up. On the first of December, the angel was taken out of the pouch and put in the sky. It made me realize that they still look forward to the Christmas traditions that we have.

I love the idea that I can pick and choose the activities that we do and can have them fit our family. Also, next year we can do of the same activities but also have totally new ones.

I looked for the frame that I had used for the photo booth at Payge’s birthday party but had no luck finding it. I decided… who needs a frame?!? Not me. I used string that I had in our decorations. I bought 5 packs of mini clothes pins that I found at Michaels for $1 a piece! I spent $5 in total on this project! It would have been a bit more but I had some Command hooks for decorating already.



I put 6 hook on our door to the basement. Then I tied string on the hooks. (Next year, I may use the hooks to make a Christmas Tree design with the string.) Then I cut out 25 green circles, wrote 1-25 on them. Then the hard part came. I wrote out my Christmas Bucket List and made the activities correspond with our schedule. For example, on a day that we have 3 basketball games, the activity was a simple one like make 5 paper snowflakes. On a day that we have the afternoon free, the activity is to make Christmas cookies.



This morning when the kids got up and noticed they were all very excited, even my older ones! This will be a tradition that we do for years to come. (Even when my children are out of the house, I will be making one that Greg and I will do together! It probably won’t make the blog 🙂 )

Hope this inspires you to continue to make family traditions and/or create new ones! Do you have any ideas that could be done with the 25 Days of Christmas?

Be Blessed!


How to Teach your Kids to Handle Conflict


Since adults have a hard time handling conflict, it’s no wonder that kids don’t know what to do when they have been offended or hurt.

Relationships take work, plain and simple. No matter how hard we try, each day people who love each other Continue reading

Four Tips for Scheduling Your Family

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It was a crazy day of homeschooling yesterday: running to one meeting, picking up the kids, coaching a volleyball game, feeding kids, dropping off kids, going to another meeting, picking up kids, and driving home. (I’m getting tired just typing it all out!) As we were driving, Continue reading

Technology and Kids

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As a homeschool mom, I feel that TECHNOLOGY… is such a blessing from God! It has opened doors in my childrens’ education that would never have been there 10 years ago. One of my favorite blogs, The Busy Mom, had a guest blogger, Debra Bell, sharing this exact idea, “Trending Now: 21st Century Homeschooling.” 

Along with this great blessing comes Continue reading

Summer Bucket List 2013

Summer Bucket List

It’s Summer!!!

Are you and your family as excited as we are?!?!

We came up with a list of activities to do this summer. Some are free and some have a cost. Some we can do outside and some are for indoors if the weather isn’t cooperating. Some are local and some are a little drive. Some are things we do Continue reading