When I began my parenting journey, I took the traditional road in regards to holidays and birthdays. Our family looked like the world. But, one day I was awakened to the fact that my boys were not “getting it.” They were missing the true meaning behind our celebrations. Since that day, I have been compiling lists of ways to celebrate the true meaning behind our celebrations while retaining all of the excitement and wonder that I experienced as a child.
Here is your sneak peek…..
- This list celebrates Jesus’ birth through the eyes of the children.
- These Christmas traditions are not spiritual, but they will create some wonderful family memories at Christmas.
- Why come up with a “sermon” when a delightful book can start the discussion. Here are some beautiful Easter books that point our conversations towards Jesus.
- For many years, Thanksgiving meant bloated bellies, football, and sales ads. While those aspects are still present, I have incorporated other Thanksgiving traditions that remind us of the First Thanksgiving and God’s provisions long ago and today.
- I was out of control. I admit it. The first few birthdays that I threw for my boys were insane! I spent weeks and weeks planning every little detail. Of course, there was nothing wrong with that. I enjoyed it. Now, I have a few other things on my plate. Birthdays look a little differently these days. Check out our top ten birthday traditions.
Favorite Holiday Recipes
Some recipes are so wonderful (fattening, unhealthy, sugar-laden) that we can only eat them a few times a year!
Here is my recipe for Cinnamon Rolls.