Holidays

Tween-Friendly Christmas Activities

Remember the days when your little girl wore footie pajamas and pigtails? As our daughters grow older, they may no longer listen for reindeer on the roof, but they still value Christmas traditions and quality family time. Here are some ideas for making this Christmas season special for your growing tween.

 

Cake for breakfast—Girls love to […]

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Favorite Family Christmas Movies

You’ve watched It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas… but have you seen these lesser-known Christmas films? For parents seeking family-friendly flicks this holiday season, here’s a short list of recommendations from your friends at Faithgirlz.

 

The Nativity Story—A must-see for Christian families this time of year, The Nativity Story […]

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DIY Advent Wreath

Advent is the special time of year when we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. One special way to symbolize this event is with an Advent candle wreath. Each Sunday of Advent, light one of the candles and say a prayer of thanks to God for sending His son to live on Earth […]

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Breaking Out of the Material Mold

I used to spend money like a deranged Rockefeller every time the holidays rolled by. The only way to go, in my opinion was all out, so I did. Anything less seemed like not keeping up with the season.

Indeed, one did not skimp at Christmas. If it had a designer label, was (about) the right […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Blog, Holidays, Inspiration for Moms|Comments Off on Breaking Out of the Material Mold

The One Thing We Can’t Forget This Christmas

I’m guessing there are at least 47 things on your mind right now, Mom.
And if you’re anything like me, you may very well forget about things number 48, 49, and 50.

We have our limits! (Wouldn’t you like to shout that out to the world a couple times today?!) We’re going to blow it on a […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Blog, Holidays, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on The One Thing We Can’t Forget This Christmas

Faithgirlz – Holiday Gift Guides for Your Tweens

As temperatures continue to cool, we find ourselves closer and closer to Christmas Day!
While we all know the true reason for the season, it sure is fun to shower the ones we love with presents. Here are some gift ideas for the Faithgirlz on your list!

Find inspiration from the leading ladies of our fiction series. […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Blog, Faithgirlz Bibles, Fiction, Holidays, Parenting a Faithgirl, Things Your Tween Will Love|Comments Off on Faithgirlz – Holiday Gift Guides for Your Tweens

Gifts for the Soul

Our tween daughters are bound to ask for the practical stuff, the fun stuff, and the frivolous stuff this Christmas.

Nothing wrong with that.

But the thing they may need most might not make it onto their list.

Gifts for the soul.

Gifts that challenge their minds, build their faith, and stretch them past our materialistic culture.

Our girls need to […]

By |November 28th, 2015|Blog, Crafts + DIY, Devotions/Live it Out, Faithgirlz Bibles, Holidays|Comments Off on Gifts for the Soul

Simply Awesome Holiday Crafts

Looking for something fun and festive to do with your kids during their time off in the week ahead?

Take a look at these sites, grab a few basic supplies and enjoy some creative together time!

Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey from MarthaStewart.com

Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornaments from FirefliesandMudpies.com

51 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas from CountryLiving.com (Below are a couple favorites!)

Paint-dipped kitchen utensils […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Blog, Crafts + DIY, Holidays, Things Your Tween Will Love|Comments Off on Simply Awesome Holiday Crafts

The Guaranteed Cure for a Discontented Heart

It’s so easy to spot in our kids… entitlement, discontent, the constant longing for more.

One purchase at the store elicits, “Oh man, I wish I could have bought both things!”

One hour of tv is a surefire recipe for “What? That’s all?”

But dissatisfaction is no respecter of age. And we moms are just as susceptible to all […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Blog, Devotions/Live it Out, Holidays|Comments Off on The Guaranteed Cure for a Discontented Heart

3 Ways to be Fully Present this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again… when everything begins building up.

The good news? We have a tiny little window right now to make decisions about how the weeks ahead will go. This is our chance to be intentional.

We could let stress take us in Martha’s direction and become “anxious and troubled about many things” (Luke 10:41), or […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Blog, Holidays, Parenting a Faithgirl|Comments Off on 3 Ways to be Fully Present this Holiday Season