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UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for entering. Congratulations to the winner, Rebecca K! Even if you didn’t win this time, consider adding We Choose Virtues to your family’s day. We’ve been very glad we did. As some of you may have noticed in Our Curriculum Choices, we use We Choose Virtues as a part of our character building. We love these and have used them for several years. Homeschooler or not, We Choose Virtues is a great tool for character development with your kids. I don’t know about you, but in our house I often...

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I love to read. That being said, I typically haven’t made much time for reading lately. Either I spend so much time reading to my kids I don’t get around to it myself, or I’m too wiped out by the time I get to bed. I do believe, however, that reading good books challenges us, grows us, and refreshes us. A good fiction book is my favorite. I happen to agree with author J.K. Rowling who said, “I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” I have several fiction books on my wish...

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The holiday festivities started and this didn’t get posted, but here you go! We made our annual Christmas cookies using this AWESOME cookie recipe from my grandma: Grandma’s Butter Cookies Ingredients 3 cups flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ½ cup sugar 1 egg, unbeaten 2 tsp. vanilla 1 cup butter Instructions Sift together the first three ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and egg and mix well. Mix the flour ingredients into the creamed.  Roll out, cut and bake at...

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Read the Nativity Story as a family… Luke 2 “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was...

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This was the most fun we’ve had yet! I put together a Christmas Scavenger Hunt, which you can download here. You will notice there are two copies – one with the last word included (to make it easier for younger children) and one with the last word missing (a bit more of a challenge for older children). Christmas Scavenger Hunt The kids loved it! #gallery-4 { margin: auto; } #gallery-4 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-4 img { border:...

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What I love most about our Christmas tree are the memories that fill it. Each year, each child gets a new ornament to add to the tree. We usually collect these throughout the year on vacations. As a result, when we decorate the tree, we’re revisiting some of our best moments together as a family. When the kids grow and move out, they will be able to take their ornaments with them to start their own tree. This is a tradition that my husband’s parents began when he was young. So not only do we share in our family memories when...

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Grab some hot chocolate, throw your kiddos in the car, and go see some Christmas lights! See how excited they are for this one? When we lived in California, there were several houses and neighborhoods that went all out with their Christmas displays. We haven’t been as lucky here in Kentucky. Our favorite place to see Christmas lights is down in Nashville. We go to Opryland every year, where we really enjoy walking through the hotel and seeing all the lights. How do you find good local Christmas displays? There is a website where...

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We baked! There are so many scrumptious goodies to cook this time of year. We love to bake, and we love to share our goodies with others. This year we made pumpkin bread for Sunday School teachers and Classical Conversations tutors, and we wrapped them with these cute tags from Thirty Handmade Days: We made Frosty Nut Balls. I’m sure there’s another name for these, but that’s what we’ve always called them. These are a favorite in our house. Here is the recipe for you: Ingredients 1 cup softened butter 2/3 cup...

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Spread some Christmas cheer! There are so many opportunities, even with kids, to spread joy during this holiday season. So in honor of the 6th Day of Christmas with the Kids, here are 6 ideas for you to spread some Christmas cheer as a family this year! 1. Ring the bell for the Salvation army – For us, we really enjoy ringing the bell for the salvation army every year. The kids begin asking about it around Thanksgiving in anticipation. We always buy some mints, and the kids take turns handing them out and wishing a Merry Christmas...

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We’re going to add a little Christmas cheer! Although we already have our tree up and out our decorations out,  I thought we’d have the kids add their personal “kid” touch to our Christmas decor this year. Here are some ideas we found:     Snowflakes – although this is a winter decoration classic, I like how she put a little twist on it with the use of coffee filters and decorative edge scissors. Snowman Door – now this is just plain fun. Doesn’t it make you happy just to look at it? Stained...

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