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Gingerbread Cookies – Hop #7

I love baking cookies and if you hop on over to Lil Footprints today, you'll get a treat! A yummy recipe for gingerbread cookies complete with a glaze. Enjoy that holiday baking!   http://lilfootprints.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/gingerbread-cookies/   Previous Holiday Blog Hop Posts Make ... Read More
Giveaway Winner!

Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner from last week's Favorite Seasonal Books Giveaway! Diana who wrote "Love that I discovered your blog on my book search…" has won the book, Around the Year by Elsa Beskow. Diana, send me your mailing address and I'll ... Read More
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Make a Star Lantern – Blog Hop #6

Over at Waldorf (Inspired) Moms today, you can learn how to make lovely star lanterns. I've always admired these beautiful candle holders but was intimidated to try them. These ever-so-clear, step-by-step instructions have me inspired! I'll let you know how ... Read More
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Favorite Seasonal Books to Read with Children

"Couch time" is a term my friend Alison uses all the time when describing "best practices" in homeschooling - everyone cozies up on the couch for a good read aloud. It's great for all ages and often goes well with ... Read More
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Being Saint Nicholas – Blog Hop #4

Hop on over to Pie Jesu for an inspiring post on Being Saint Nicholas. You'll find beautiful ways to celebrate St. Nicholas Day on December 6th, complete with story recommendations, a cookie recipe, and family giving ideas. You might even consider ... Read More
Making Handmade Gifts in December

Making Handmade Gifts in December

When we began our homeschooling journey, my mentor, Barbara Dewey of Waldorf Without Walls, would always say to me, "don't plan a main lesson block for December." And all I could think was "how would I ever get in all of ... Read More
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Creating an Advent Table – Blog Hop #3

Sure as the World has a beautiful post about Creating an Advent Table, complete with simple steps and lovely photos. So hop on over to post #3. I'm really resonating with the line "taking the time to pause, reflect and honor ... Read More
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Thanksgiving Resources – Blog Hop #2

Today, You Know What Mama has posted a great Thanksgiving Resources List as part of the Holiday Blog Hop. For years, I too had to really dig to find any good stories and books about Thanksgiving to share with my children. Mama has done it ... Read More
Story and Verse for Thanksgiving

Story and Verse for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving! One of my favorite holidays. I love the food and the family gathering round the table. Taking stock of our blessings. Eating in the afternoon and then having a leisurely evening to go for a hike and just hang ... Read More
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Festival of Lights – Blog Hop #1

Lavender's Blue Homeschool is posting about The Festival of Lights today. This great post is full of history and ideas for celebrating the holiday and even has recordings of the candle lighting prayer and a Chanukah song. Here in my home, we celebrate Chanukah too, and ... Read More