These are a few of my favorite things...

It’s Christmastime in my house and I’m thinking about a few of my favorite things!

Here are a few articles/blog posts I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks:

 

What makes a gift for a child worth giving - great article by my colleague Annie Fox. What a great way to think about what you can give to your children.

And what no one wants for Christmas over at Jenerally Informed - I have no idea where they even found some of these gifts….

10 things happy moms don’t do - I struggle sometimes with #4 and #6. My husband would also say that I struggle with #7.  I’m a work in progress, some days are better than others :-) This article is a great reminder for moms to focus on the positives.

Ways to be a fun mom - great ideas to just relax and have a good time with the kids. We don’t do enough of this and I love that this list encourages silliness and time spent together as a family.

How kids affect your holiday tree decorating via Nick Mom, so true! I am at the school age tree stage of decorating, complete with the most gigantic ornament ever (see picture above). Hilarious.

 

And here are some pins I love!

 

Baked Cinnamon Ornaments - Made these yesterday and they made my house smell amazing! It wasn’t so pretty while we were making them, and they definitely didn’t turn out perfectly, but we worked together :-) More on that later this week...

 

10 cardboard projects for kids - great ways to encourage imaginative play!

 

Duct Tape Lego Capes - These are so cute! And they’re made of duct tape, one of my favorite materials!!

 

Q-tip snowflake ornaments - I think I’m going to do this with my kids this weekend!

 

 

 

Fast and easy homemade crayons - We made some crayons for teacher and family gifts this year. So much fun and so easy to do!

 

 

 

What are a few of your favorite things?