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Operation Christmas Child- Giving From The Heart

It's pretty common to reach out to the needy during the Advent/Christmas season. Whether you like to pack shoeboxes, choose a child from an angel tree, or donate to toys for tots, remember that you are teaching your own children generosity through your example of giving.   I recently ran across an article at We Are That Family called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap To The … [Read more...]

What To Do With Children’s Arts And Crafts- Display… Trash… Burn… What?!

I often have people ask me what I do with all of my children's arts and crafts activities when they're all finished. It's very common for kids to want to keep it all, but that's not always realistic. I don't like piles of things around my house. So what should you do? How much should you keep? We do not keep everything. And my kids know that we don't. Here are some options that work for … [Read more...]

A Hands-on Way to Teach Kids About Giving

Just a few day ago, I decided to do Operation Christmas Child with my kids this year, and I'm so glad we did! The drop off days for 2012 are Nov 12-19, so you still have plenty of time to do this with your kids! There are lots of ways to give around Christmas time, but there are several reasons that I really love Operation Christmas Child. The first reason is that these boxes go all over … [Read more...]

Almsgiving During Lent- Let’s Give Better Than Our Worst To The Poor

We are all called to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent. There are endless ways to do this, and donating bags full of stuff is just 1 way. If you haven't heard of 40 days 40 bags, it's a simple concept. Each day during Lent, you fill 1 bag of stuff from your home, and donate it. You choose the size of the bag. I love doing hands-on almsgiving with kids. It's easy to forget that … [Read more...]

A Real Birthday Present For Jesus- Gift Idea

We make a BIG deal out of Christmas being Jesus' birthday around here. We bake a birthday cake, we sing happy birthday- it's pretty much the first thing (even my littlest kids) will tell you about Christmas. So where was Jesus' present? My oldest wanted to know. I wanted to have a concrete present to get for Jesus, but I couldn't put my finger on what it could be. Then, I read this: "And … [Read more...]

Don’t Lego of Your Catholic Kids

Your kids need Legos for Christmas because it's going to make them better Catholics. Don't believe me? Why don't you ask Our Lady of the Legos? Legos can give your children a love for the church.   Legos can help them learn to pray the rosary,   and they can even encourage your kids to go to confession.   Legos can give your children a love for … [Read more...]