For the last 8 years my boys and I have participated in a homemade Advent Calendar. Each night for 25 days in December we do an activity that settles us down and allows me to spend time talking to the boys about Christmas. The house can. be so quite sometimes and so busy the next. I honestly am not the mom who enjoys the crazy life. I like things to feel settled and quite. I like things in their place. This is one of those things that allows my house to feel settled for a minute and having a daily activity like that helps is to feel that all is right with the world. The moment only lasts a little while but I cherish every minute.
Before each day I check our Advent Calendar to find out what the kids will be doing that evening. If I come at the activity prepared, just like I did as a teacher, then it all goes pretty smoothly. Today I cut 12x12" scrapbook paper in half and the cut 1x6" strips and had them ready and waiting.
I am birth mom to my 3 boys, foster mom to 2 sweet babies, wife to my high school sweet heart, and daughter to my King. I love to write. I am no scholar but I love my Lord and He helps me.