Season of Giving: Roundup of Week 2

Have you been keeping up with the Season of Giving: 31 Days of Spreading Joy? Here's a roundup of the activities from Week 2: On Monday, my friend Mia shared a beautiful -- and humorous -- post about raising cheerful givers, sharing the service activities she and her daughters are participating in this month to spread joy. On Tuesday, KC EDventures shared twelve fantastic ideas for volunteering as a family over the holidays. On Wednesday, The Pleasantest Thing provided a children's … [Read more...]

Train Up A Child Challenge: An Advent Calendar to Spread Joy

I'm super excited to be participating in a blog hop this month called Season of Giving: 31 Days of Spreading Joy. Our Train Up A Child project this month is an Advent calendar, of sorts. In years past, I've done the typical piece-of-chocolate-a-day Advent calendars, but I've never loved the idea of them. Plus, it's kind of annoying to be always bargaining with your preschooler about whether or not 7:30 am is too early for chocolate or remind her constantly that she can only have ONE piece of … [Read more...]