A Stress-Free Christmas, Anyone? (Part 2)

I love Christmas. But when I was a child, we didn’t celebrate it. It’s a long story…. But secretly, my family would wish we were celebrating Christmas like other families. When I learned about the true meaning of Christmas, that is, when I realized that the pagan past may be redeemed when Christians make Jesus the reason for the celebrations, out went the old, and in went guilt-free celebrations. How liberating that was! Your Own Style Advent I’m so excited for this year because we are starting an advent tradition! But first, let me tell you how the house looks

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Why We Are Thankful for Thanksgiving

I read the book The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Jan and Mike Berenstain to my daughter a few months back. After that she asked me about the whatness of Thanksgiving. I was only able to muster a tentative reply. So I thought I might as well take a look at the history behind why to the American people this holiday is significant for the sake of my daughter, myself and our homeschool.  A Brief History of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is an American holiday that springs from the unique heritage of its people as a nation. I can’t tell much about this

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Golden Hours in the Great Outdoors

In this post, I want to share with you what Charlotte Mason thought about the benefits of the “blessed air” of the great outdoors. But first, a poem from me. Hope you like it!    When We Were Kids When we were kids, my siblings and I (now old) witnessed — gardens growing from seeds, flowers blooming and wilting, branches bending as one balances on them, and breaking, ants on your skin when their homes atop fruit trees are disturbed, destroyed, and the waters cackling as they go their merry way tiptoeing upon pebbles, rocks and boulders on their journey to the sea.

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