Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones {and an active reading activity}

“The world was about to change forever. And it almost went by unnoticed…” These two sentences begin Song of the Stars by Sally Lloyd-Jones (the same author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, which we love). This beautiful Christmas picture book takes many of the sometimes “unnoticed” things in our world and in nature and shows […]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays

I know how challenging it can be to stay on top of your homeschooling lessons during the holidays. I don’t know about you, but for me it seems like there just aren’t enough days in December to get it all done! We have Christmas parties, church programs, and co-op activities galore! Trying to figure out […]

Family Traditions ~ baking sugar cookies

Growing up, site one of the things I enjoyed doing the most during the holiday season, sales was baking with my dad and grandma.  We would always start a couple of days ahead of time.  We would make pies, vialis 40mg cakes and cookies.  Cooking and baking with my dad and grandma gave me the love of […]

10 Ways to Simplify Christmas & Speechless

It has begun: The fun, awesome, exciting Christmas season! It can also be the chaotic, noisy, overwhelming Christmas season for my kids with special needs. Lights and bells can easily overload the senses, even when the sensory seeker is the one turning them on. And off. And on. And off. And ON. Christmas shopping can […]

Bottle Cap Baby Jesus

After collecting and brainstorming ways to reuse plastic lids, I thought it would be fun to come up with a bottle cap Christmas craft. Once I had the idea, I gathered up various miscellaneous crafts supplies and got to work. I think bottle cap baby Jesus turned out pretty cute! Here’s what I did: Supplies: […]