Christmas is in the air… At least at my house.

I broke all the rules today. My kids are home from school. Neither had class today, and by 8AM Mommy was a crazy person, so… I did something out of the box.

I put Christmas music on the Bose and turned the tv off.

My daughter, who is right at 5, asked me what I was doing since it wasn’t even Halloween yet.  I responded with, it’s time for Christmas Cheer! We are going to write letters to Santa, clean out our old toys and clothes to donate, and if y’all (meaning both of my children. Louisiana/Southern slang) are good, we’ll make some Christmas cookies.

As you can imagine, she was quite confused. But she went with it (she’s also not feeling well, so maybe that helped). Continue reading


25 Days of Christmas, 25 Acts of Random Kindness Challenge

Things have been insane around my house the past few days. But I had some time this morning after having 2 cups of coffee, getting my daughter off to school, and playing with my son.

I was browsing a few blogs and found a great idea from last year that I will be incorporating into our Christmas traditions this year. My children are 3 and 4 11/12ths  (she’ll be 5 in a month), but I want to teach them that Christmas is not about presents and it’s a time of goodwill and helping others. This year, we’re going to be “RACKing” people. (Random Acts of Christmas Kindness)

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