Michael Meets Advent

By the time the fourth child passes milestones, they often slip past without much fanfare. Not that they don’t get noticed at all, but it is a little more muted. Still, in the first nine days of Advent it’s been fun to watch Michael really connect with this season for the first time. I realized…

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Cute Quick Takes

___1___ You know you’re in a breastfeeding home when your three-year-old BOY says, “Mommy I gonna nuss da baby.” And you turn around to see this:  (Notice the pulled-up shirt. Naked doll mandatory.) ___2___ Things to warm a Catholic mama’s heart: the boys dressing up in Indian clothes, going on a hunt-and-fish expedition, and setting…

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Advent Wednesdays: So You Want A Creative Calendar?

Well, here you go. If you’re a make-it-yourself kind of person, you can try one of these lovely ideas: First up, from my ever-awesome long-time friend and fan Shelley: Second, from the lovely Elizabeth at That Married Couple comes this (click the picture to read her post on what she’s chosen to do as an Advent…

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Friday Advent Adventures: The Advent calendar

Welcome to Friday Advent Adventures! For the next three Fridays, we’re going to break open a topic and compare notes from our experiences in reclaiming Advent. (The fourth Friday is Christmas Eve, and even I’m not bigheaded enough to think you all want to talk Advent with me on Christmas Eve.) This week, let’s talk…Advent calendars! As…

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