If you happened to catch my blog a couple weeks ago, you may recall that there was a seven inch papier-mâché Wise Man from the family manger scene who was noticed to have a red polka dot tie under his chin when it came time to pack away Christmas decorations one year. As you and I bring … Continue reading The Wise Guy With a Bow Tie Strikes Again!
Whew! After all the "run here/run there" and "do this/do that" of the holiday season, do you feel like a wet sponge that has been completely wrung out? Expecting too much of ourselves and others can leave us exhausted and maybe even let down. Here is a basic relaxation technique I've run across at various … Continue reading Whew! Nine Steps to Regaining Calm After the Hectic Holidays
Just thought I'd share a couple of new activities that we added to our recent Family Thanksgiving Celebration: a snowball fight and a time of testimony! Those two might not sound complimentary but enrichment of our lives involves physical activity to keep our bodies strong. And quiet, reflective times to give us inner peace. As … Continue reading New Thanksgiving Activities Added This Year!
Reading the Christmas Story from The Holy Bible, God's Word Reenacting the Christmas Story with Manger Figurines (Be mentally prepared that a piece may get broken. One year we had a Wise Man lose his head on his journey from the Far East to Bethlehem as a grandchild was treating him like an action figure.) … Continue reading Family Christmas Eve Traditions (Photo Gallery)
Announcing the release of the Kindle version of my children's book for only $1.99... I'm excited to share with you, my treasured blog readers, the release of the Kindle ebook version of my children's beginning reader Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My! It contains the same beautiful illustrations, fun narrative, and informative tips and activities as … Continue reading My Ebook is out! $1.99
We all seem to have certain dishes which are "must haves" as we plan holiday menus for get-togethers with family and friends. If sweet potato pie is not already on your list, how about trying out one of the recipes included in my recent children's book Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My!? One is a traditional … Continue reading Maybe a Sweet Potato Pie for your Holiday Get-together? (Recipes)
SPOT THE TURKEYS is an outdoor game my family has played while celebrating the Thanksgiving season. You could easily adapt it to other times of the year as SPOT THE SANTAS, SPOT THE EASTER BUNNIES, etc. Use your imagination to come up with other variations and have fun! Let's enjoy the crisp outdoors. Time for … Continue reading Game Instructions for “Spot the Turkeys” (or Santas, Easter Bunnies, etc.)
During Thanksgiving week out-of-town family members travel to my house. While they are in town we have a special family day when those who live nearby and those who live at a distance have a chance to be together. We talk, laugh, share good food, get my out-of-the-box Christmas tree set up, and have creative … Continue reading Reflecting on My Family’s Thanksgiving