Thursday, November 29, 2012

Elf on the Shelf !

Here at the Kaylor house, we are getting incredibly excited, because we received our beautiful Elf on the Shelf in the mail yesterday!! It came from Santa's Workshop, and she is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Her name is Noel. She was lovingly made by my dear friend Q. You can get a special handmade elf here :
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Qscrafts    ( right now she only has a gorgeous nativity up.. but just message her!! ) Anywho.... keep checking back here at LDS Parenting... we have a feeling Noel is going to get herself into some fun predicaments starting on December 1st!!
What is your favorite Elf on the Shelf idea??

Happy Parenting and Merry Christmas! Love, JL~

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Advent Calendar

Once again, those amazing ladies over at www.sugardoodle.net  have come up with something brilliant!!!! If your kiddos are like mine, they love to do activities, and boy is this one good!!!

It is a primary Christmas advent calendar, entitled "tell me the stories of Jesus"  , go print it out and give everyone at Sugardoodle a big shoutout from us at LDS Parenting!!!!

Here's the link!! :
http://www.sugardoodle.info/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5415%3Aprimary-advent-calendar&catid=4177&Itemid=200001

Happy Parenting!! Love, JL~

Monday, November 26, 2012

This is me!! Great Challenge!!






I was perusing Pinterest ( yes I know, I'm addicted) and I found this site and I was floored!!!! This is exactly what I needed! I have just become really interested in family history, and I wanted to leave a nice personal history for my children and grandchildren one day. So.... without further adieu.... Buy a pretty new notebook and get started!!!

http://ldsthisismechallenge.blogspot.com/p/personal-history-in-depth.html

It is a beautiful site, full of creative and wonderful ideas for you to write your own personal history. Do just a bit a day, or maybe commit to one hour a week... whatever fits your schedule. Maybe you can write it all up by Christmas and present it to your family, whatever is your cup of cocoa!!

ENJOY!!!!! Happy Parenting, JL~

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Family Challenge!!!!

The "Gift of Giving" Series

 It is easy to tell our children to share and as long as we are there to enforce it, they probably will.  But, how do we inspire a spirit of generosity?  How do we train up children who give to others, not because they are told to, but because they have a genuine desire to help people in need? This month I have partnered with the Family Network to bring you some insightful and exciting ways to develop a giving heart in your children.

Join us, as we "Give the Gift of Giving" to our families.

Give the Gift:  Give back to your community as a family.  Then leave a comment, add a photo to Facebook, or email me about it.  You can also link up any ideas on how to give back with your family, favorite charities you support, or how to develop giving hearts.  We will be featuring your posts throughout the holiday season!  So, make sure you follow us! This link up will be included in each post in the Series.
That means your posts will be featured for a whole month!

 Posts in this Series:
 Teach Compassion
Be an Elf
Elbow Grease
 A Timeless Gift

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Hands on as We Grow
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