Friday Five

My week in review with recommendations and favorites to share: The art of Christmas. I have loved the Advent study guide this month from The Small Seed.  One of the things about it that has really impressed me is the collection of artwork portraying scenes from Jesus' life that go with each of the small, …

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Friday Five

  Elf on the Shelf.  This seems to be a polarizing Christmas tradition for mom's I know.  They either deeply despise the whole concept and anyone who does it, or they are just the opposite and embrace it with levels of creative ability beyond comprehension.  I laugh at the memes that mock the elf and …

Friday Five: December 7, 2018

My five front-and-center things from this week:  It's new-Christmas-book time!  This was a tradition I grew up with.  My parents would carefully select and wrap a new story to be opened and read together as a family on Christmas Eve.  Most were picture books with sweet, or touching stories.  Some were silly and just good …

Friday Five

Friday Five is a quick post of what has been top-of-mind for my family and I this week. Here we go! High School grades.  If you're a parent of teens, or have been through this stage, do you incentivize grades in your household?  Do you pay for A's, B's, etc?  Or do you take away …