‘I Spy’ Homemade Ornament

I Spy Ornament Materials Needed: Plastic (not glass) clear ornament with top Beads Shredded paper Small items to look for (i.e. a dime, tiny lego, etc.) Glue  Sharpie Marker Tag This is very simple and fun.  Have the children hunt around the house for very tiny items to put inside their plastic ornament.  We had …

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Natural Gift Giving for the Holidays

This is a repost of an article I wrote back in 2007 that has been published in various print magazines and online publications. The three little girls in the photo below are now 17, 14 and 12 but the message still stands true! You are free to share it, just please keep the byline with …

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The Day Saint Nicholas Came

In Holland, children set their shoes This night outside the door; These wooden shoes Knecht Clobes sees And fills them from his store. But here some hang their stockings up On handy hook or nail; And Santa Claus, when all is still,  Will fill them without fail.  Speak out, you please, speak out And let …

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Winter Festivals E-Book Winner!

Congratulations to Hillary Brestar for winning a FREE copy of our Winter Festivals E-Book!  (Hillary please contact us at info (at) to claim your prize!) Today I will be working hard to not stress while I finish up preparing for Christmas.  Going slow, allowing myself enough time and stopping to be mindful of the …

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Time to Breathe and New E-Book Releases!

For the last two months, we have been working feverishly around here writing and creating two wonderful new e-books through Little Acorn Learning.  The children have been helping me with the crafts and in the evenings and on weekends I have been carving out time to write. My partner in this Festival Series project, Sara …

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