The Family Nativity {Giveaway}


We have a guest post today from Marilee Woodfield!  We are so happy to have her here at Together with Family! Excerpted from the 12-Day Nativity: Christmas Activities for a Christ-Centered Home, (Cedar Fort Publishing, 2015) As a child I remember my family having one nativity set that was displayed each year. It was a simple white set made of plaster, and the stable was built out of scrap … [Read more...]

Ways to Celebrate Advent with Your Family

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Last year my husband sent me a text after a very stressful day at work!  "I'm looking forward to our Advent devotional tonight, it has become the best part of my day."  He was really enjoying the wonderful stories we were reading each night as a family!  I knew what he meant,  there is just something wonderful and peaceful about hearing the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!  There is something … [Read more...]

10 Inexpensive Holiday Date Nights!

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The holidays can be a perfect time to connect with your spouse!  There are so many wonderful things you can do together and dare I say, "romantic" .  There is something about the glowing of Christmas lights or fresh baked goods that scream togetherness!  I wanted to put a list together of some ideas you could do with your spouse this year or for the years to come during the holidays! Take a … [Read more...]

25 Days of Christmas Fun!

25 Days of Christmas

I love to do things with my kids during the Christmas Season.  However I realize with many people’s list and Pinterest and blog ideas there are moms out there feeling guilty this time of the year too.  I can also relate to that.  It is a busy time and if we are not careful we take on way too much. I come up with 25 days to Christmas of fun things I can do to create memories with my kids.  I try … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child


I think one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the gift of helping others, I want my kids to know that there are many others that don't have what they have in this world.  There are children that are hurting everywhere in this world without enough to eat and without any of the comforts my children have.  Operation Christmas Child is such a wonderful way to bless a child in another … [Read more...]

Christmas Books Around the Tree


I recently saw this idea on Small Notebook.  I LOVED it!  She has smaller children then I do, she didn't use as many books as I did, hers looks way prettier.  Leave it to me to go CRAZY.  We are a lover of books around here and as soon as I saw the idea I ran to get all my Christmas books and I put them under the tree.  If you don't put presents out early (we don't) this is fun! The kids really … [Read more...]