For some reason, I thought that once November and December rolled around, I would miraculously have time to prepare a Pinterest perfect Christmas. I would make matching Christmas stockings to hang on the beautifully decorated mantle, make 24 dozen assorted Christmas cookies, and purchase and wrap the perfect presents for each family member and friend. Really? What was I going to cut out to gain the extra time needed to accomplish my lofty goals? Would I stop doing the laundry? Or, feeding my family? Or cleaning the house? After the first 3 or 4 children, I decided that I better use the slowest month of my year, July, to prepare for Christmas. I have been scoping about my ideas for Christmas in July on Periscope. You can find me at bonnig. Here is a recent scope. Here is a list of our favorite PURCHASED gifts for our 8 children My husband and I are pretty selective about the gifts that we purchase for our children….. especially for Christmas! Because we set some boundaries about
Do you react…….. or respond ………when your child misbehaves? What’s the difference? Do you have a goal when you speak to your child? How can you be sure that your child understands what you are saying? I’ve answered those questions and more here.
What happens when a Jewish girl from Philadelphia falls in love with and marries a Christian hog farmer from a small rural town 85 miles from her home? Well, in my case, I became a Christian, but struggled to be the loving wife and joyful mother to my 4 young sons. This blog was born in order to share one tip a day that I learned, that could now help other moms learn to handle life with patience, grace and joy!
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