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Crafts & Creative Ideas

Crafting while "Sheltered in Place"

Hi everyone! I hope you and your families are staying healthy, safe, (and sane) during this uneasy and ever-changing time of the Corona virus crisis.  Welcome to my first "Craft Hop" - it's essentially a one-stop-shop for you to get some great ideas!  Since basically the whole world is stuck at home right now, this… Continue reading Crafting while "Sheltered in Place"

Children's Book Recommendations

World Down Syndrome Day 2020

March 21st is known around the globe as World Down Syndrome Day. Why? Good question! Trisomy 21, the clinical term for Down syndrome, is a congenital disorder caused by a chromosomal defect. Individuals with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome on their 21st pair, giving them 3. So, get it? Three of the 21st... 3/21.… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day 2020

Children's Book Recommendations

Women’s History Month – Children’s Book Recommendations

For the last few decades, the United States has celebrated Women's History Month during the month of March. Why exactly...? Well, thanks to an Education Task Force in Sonoma, California, a "Women's History WEEK" was first celebrated in 1978. President Carter got wind of it and in 1980 declared it an official week with the… Continue reading Women’s History Month – Children’s Book Recommendations

Children's Book Recommendations

Black History Month – Children’s Book Recommendations

For the last few decades, the United States has celebrated Black History Month during the month of February... why February, you ask? Good question. In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a "Negro History Week" to acknowledge the contributions of black figures that were too often forgotten or ignored by textbooks and society in general.… Continue reading Black History Month – Children’s Book Recommendations

Crafts & Creative Ideas

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Tokens of Love

  The month of LOVE is almost here!! It's hard to believe that it's almost February, isn't it? Valentine's Day, and the two weeks leading up to it, is quickly becoming my children's "second favorite holiday" (according to them). I think it's because of this tradition I've established with them during the last several years… Continue reading Celebrating Valentine’s Day with Tokens of Love

Crafts & Creative Ideas

Scripture Wreath for February

Love is in the air already and it's not even February. 😍 Holy Scripture has some beautiful verses about love and I want my children to have a visual reminder that not only are they loved unconditionally by a heavenly Creator, but that we are also commanded to love one another. I've gathered some of… Continue reading Scripture Wreath for February

Children's Book Recommendations

Winter Edition – Children’s Book Recommendations

What better time to snuggle up and read is there than winter? Our comfy chairs and cozy blankets seem to call out for me to fall into them and curl up with my kiddos and drift off to another time and place. The (ex-)teacher in me can't help but still bring out books that are… Continue reading Winter Edition – Children’s Book Recommendations

Children's Book Recommendations, Liturgical Living

Celebrating the Epiphany – Feast of the Three Kings

The Twelve Days of Christmas culminates on January 6th with the Feast of the Epiphany, or the revelation that Jesus Christ was born as a baby but also God incarnate. On this day, we also celebrate the visitation of the three Magi, or Wise Men (or "Kings") to the infant/child Jesus. With their coming, they… Continue reading Celebrating the Epiphany – Feast of the Three Kings

Children's Book Recommendations, Liturgical Living

Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas

Some years, December 25th feels more like a looming deadline we’re scrambling to meet rather than what it actually is: a life-changing holiday that is actually the beginning of the official Christmas season. You know the Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?... that one you probably either love or hate because of its monotony? It refers to… Continue reading Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas