Easter Baskets for the Christian Family

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I love putting together Easter Basket's for Easter!  We are blessed because my mother in law made all three of my children homemade baskets before she died in 2008.  It makes the baskets even more special knowing they came from her loving hands!  We miss her so much!  As Christians we want to make sure our children understand the true meaning of Easter and how important the death and resurrection … [Read more...]

Ten Gifts for Your Husband this Valentine’s Day that Don’t Cost a Dime

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Valentine's Day will be here soon and it is a fun day to be intentional with your husband!  We never want our marriages to be about one day, so this post is a great one to keep in mind all year!  Sometimes our husbands can be very hard to buy a gift for, for the most part they are not usually as into chocolate and flowers as we are but there are some things they are into and they don't cost a … [Read more...]

6 Simple Gifts to Give this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day will be here really soon.  I love seeing how the great posts around the web for the day to celebrate love!  I found some great post that share some simple gifts or crafts to make for the one you love! 49 Valentine's Gifts in Jars by Craftaholics Anonymous®, what a great idea to put a sweet gift for your love in a jar!  I love all of these ideas and most are super … [Read more...]

The Family Nativity {Giveaway}

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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...]

10 Timeless Family Christmas Traditions

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I love traditions and I love to come up with new ones for my family!  There is just something wonderful about traditions that helps your family to connect on a deeper level.   Creating special times with your children is intentional parenting at its best! I have such wonderful memories of growing up and having traditions in my life, especially around the holiday time!  My mom was great at … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for the Christian Mom

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for Christmas for mom, or a friend or sister?  Maybe your family wants to treat you with something special and you struggle to think of something. *affiliate links are included in this post I put together a list of gifts that would be perfect for a Christian Mom!  I know they are things that I would love! I love to study my bible so anything related … [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 of the Best Children’s Thanksgiving Books!

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It won't be long now and Thanksgiving will be here!  We always love reading great books to celebrate a holiday!  It is especially great to do it it several weeks before the actual holiday so  you can get quite a bit of reading done about the actual holiday before the big day!  Here are 10 great Thanksgiving books to read with your kids! *affiliate links included The Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Creating Family Traditions for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a family holiday!  This holiday came because our ancestors were thankful to God and wanted to praise HIM for all they were grateful for and how far they had come!  This is the perfect day to remember all that you are grateful for!  Even in the midst of trying years and struggles we have things to be grateful for! I LOVE family traditions.  I love to create new ones and enjoy … [Read more...]

5 Things to Teach Your Children This 4th of July!

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We are about to celebrate the 4th of July-the day that we gained Independence from England and the day we celebrate freedom!  I know for many of you this may not feel like the year to celebrate-actually it has probably felt that way for several years now!   True freedom is questioned and the news headlines scream things that can get our spirits down pretty quickly!  I think this is true especially … [Read more...]