Christmas: Why we focus more on valuable experiences

Gifting experiences over “stuff” for Christmas

Luckily I’m starting to see a trend more and more of focusing on experiences when gift giving rather than just wrapping as many boxes as possible.  A couple weeks ago I wrote about how hard it was, working in retail, to watch people drive themselves into debt to give gifts I totally still feel that way but I’m encouraged when I see people making different choices. Seeing thoughtfulness over how we spend, pushing back against the consumption of resources, is key.  This post is more about what we’re choosing to buy.

This post isn’t especially special needs related, but still something I think is important!  Changing our perspective on Christmas and gift giving can be such a huge gift to our children.  If you haven’t jumped onto this recent way of thinking, it may be worth investigating!

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Christmas Around the World Giveaway

Christmas Around the World unit study

Who’s ready for a Christmas themed giveaway?  I’m excited to say that Laura, from Awe Filled Homemaker, has generously agreed to offer a free copy of her new Christmas Around the World unit study!

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$10 Dollar calm down box from dollar tree

Do you have a calm down box?

Our ABA practitioner suggested we make a calm down box a while ago.  I always meant to, but never got around to it because… life.  We started having issues at church, and a calm down box became an obvious answer.  Until now, I’ve had a make-shift Ziploc bag of whatever.  With my “Things to know about” sheet.

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12 fun, easy Science activities you need to check out

Are you looking for some new science experiments or activities? I've got some for you on the blog today as well as a new Printable, "What Do Trees Eat?" #homeschoolscience #homeschoolmoms #printables

Science Activities to enhance your learning

It’s no secret that science is our favorite subject around here…  That goes for the boys and I both.  I’ve often shared that Mystery Science* is our favorite curriculum, but sometimes we need some additional activities.  This summer’s survey indicated you’d like to see more science activities on the blog, so I’ll be sharing some interesting ones I’ve found as well as a limited time freebie for subscribers.

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Why celebrating Santa Claus may be a huge mistake

Celebrating Christmas with Santa Claus? You may be making a mistake without realizing it. Here are the 3 main reasons why we don't, and what we do instead. #christmas #santaclaus #momlife #christianmom

Do you do the Santa Claus thing?

I’m about to get a ton of unsubscribes and hate mail for this one, I’m almost sure of it… but I am so strongly against Santa Claus.  My mom sheds a tear or two at this and thinks it’s excessive.  I know you too are probably thinking, “WTHeck?Who hates Santa Claus?!”  Stick with me on this because I’ve got 3 good reasons why we don’t celebrate our Christmas with Santa Claus.  I’m going to make my case here, share our alternatives, and how we prevent any problems that arise as a result.

(Please also know that while I think this is best everyone, I am specifically talking to my family in Christ)

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