It has been a bit quiet here at Townsend House over the past few weeks. It wasn’t my original purpose to take some time off from blogging, but it happened, and I am enjoying the break. Giving myself a little bit of time off has helped me realize how much I strive for a stress free holiday. I love the Christmas season – it is definitely my favorite time of year. From … [Read more...] about The How and Why of Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday
Christmas. The day that seems to take the most work leading up to it every.single.year. And yet, it is still my favorite holiday to celebrate. I love to see all the lights, the lights on the tree and the light in my children's eyes. It is a magical time for me. At least that is my desire, to make it a special and fun time. That is why we have so many … [Read more...] about the one with the Christmas wrap up
Several years ago I was looking for something fun and exciting to do for Advent with my kids. We started the Elf on the Shelf tradition – although our Elf is not mischievous at all, she just hides about the house, and my kids love to look for her. They will write her little notes; they will draw her pictures, talk to her, and explain what has been going on in their lives. It is … [Read more...] about Two of my Favorite Christmas Traditions!
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Is Black Friday a tradition in your home? It is in mine. Not one that we always keep to, but one that seems to always be on our minds around Thanksgiving – which is funny since Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for what we have, and Black Friday seems to be about acquiring more stuff. I think over the past few years, Black Friday has gotten huge. It now has a Cyber … [Read more...] about My History with Black Friday and the Strategy for this Year
One of the best reasons to homeschool is the flexibility. We love the option to take off days when we need to, and the ability to make up days on the weekends if need be. This is how homeschooling seamlessly flows into living our lives. Several years ago I read on a homeschool blog about how the family would be taking the entire month of December off from homeschooling. I was … [Read more...] about Preparing for a Long Homeschool Break!