How do we keep Christmas from being a holiday of over-consumption? This is the question that has been on mind. The challenge has become even more poignant because my two year old son is really excited about presents. He is excited to celebrate Jesus’ birthday and birthdays mean two things: cake and [...]
Archive for the ‘Holidays’ category
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Mention “Christmas traditions” and something within me freaks. Tie myself down to one way of doing things forever? Start a routine that’s only remembered when I forget it? Not me. Yet as parents, we’ve all discovered the necessity of repetition in teaching our children about the things we value. This [...]
Troy Bronsink let me know about a great new advent resource for parents. This site they created has good ideas for observing advent with kids as well as creative and meaningful DIY related projects. As we reflect on the holidays here I recommend checking out this site.
During the month of December we will be focusing on holidays here at Emerging Parents. This is wide open to allow reflections on Christmas, Advent, or whatever Holiday you celebrate this month. We would love to hear personal stories, traditions, thoughts on consumerism and gift giving, ways to make the season meaningful [...]
Yesterday around the blogworld a SynchroBlog was held that focused on the the topic of “a Christian response to Halloween.” A SynchroBlog (synchronized blogging as it were) is where a bunch of people post on the same topic on the same day. It’s fun to read the variety of responses one gets in [...]