Christmas

17 Bible Based Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers!

17 Bible Based Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers {ages 0-3}

As you are making your Christmas present list (or really any gift list), you might be looking for some great Bible-based gifts for a baby or toddler that are actually useful, don’t break the bank and don’t create lots of extra clutter! Today I’m sharing some of our favorite things, 17 ideas that include DIY gifts to heirloom toys and Scripture music […] Read more…

20+ Non-Toy Gift Ideas for your Kids

Every once in a while, I go on a cleaning spree. In similar fashion to my son’s miniature John Deere front-loader, I zoom through the house scooping up stray toys, nubby colored pencils and other discarded craft supplies, plus an occasional piece of “hidden” (read “old and nasty”) candy and toss them in a large […] Read more…

Enter the Homemaker’s Holiday Giveaway!

Hey all! I’m so excited to be sponsoring this GIVEAWAY (woohoo!) along with some sweet blogging friends! It’s a great round-up of products that will help you get through the holiday season with less stress! :) See all the details below!  Enter the Homemaker’s Holiday Giveaway! The Domestically Challenged, Divinely Equipped Facebook group has joined […] Read more…

Christmas for the Brokenhearted

Last Christmas, I waited in my home, feeling completely helpless, as my sweet grandmother Rosemary lay in a hospital bed, suffering the effects of a serious stroke just a few days after her 90th birthday.  She passed away the day after Christmas, after having been faithfully sung to and prayed over for two weeks by her ten […] Read more…

Learn about Advent with Truth in the Tinsel (an Invitation for the Crafty and Not-so-Crafty Mom)

I’m the first to admit that Pinterest has become a slight addiction for me, even though I’m pretty sure I’m pronouncing it incorrectly (Pin-interest, Pin-trehst? After 6 years this should be obvious to me). There are days when I completely ignore it, but then on some random Saturday afternoon I go crazy pinning DIY ideas, kids […] Read more…

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activities for Kids

25 Simple Advent and Christmas Activity Ideas for Kids

We LOVE the Christmas season around our house! Each year, we try to establish some fun family Christmas traditions, try new Christmas-y recipes and do a few crafts, activities and printables that we find online.  I wanted to share with you 25 simple Advent and Christmas themed crafts and activities for kids that I’ve found […] Read more…

Finding Time to Serve Others During the Christmas Season and Thrifty Thursday

I hope you’ve enjoyed the Simplifying and Serving During the Christmas Season series! The last thing I want to share about is our family’s desire to cultivate a servant’s heart, especially around this time of the year. We have been very blessed, and serving others goes a long way in encouraging a grateful spirit in […] Read more…

Our Favorite Christmas Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

It’s been so fun for us to create Christmas traditions with our children and of course some of these traditions include our favorite books! Every December the kids are excited to pull them out. Here are five Christmas books that we love, great for toddlers and preschoolers! The illustrations in Room for a Little One are beautiful and our whole family […] Read more…