Merry Christmas

Is this how your kids behave on a merry Christmas morning? Image: Carl Larsson (1853-1919), Christmas Morning (1894)

5 Holiday DOs That I DON’T

Things not to do during the holidays

Everyone has favorite holiday traditions. What are yours? Do you have a certain menu you must prepare? A tree lighting ceremony you always attend? A favorite Christmas book you always read? Is there something you must do or it just “wouldn’t be [insert holiday of choice here]”? We all have the list. It wouldn’t be…
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Free Interfaith Ornament Coloring Page

hanukkah ornament coloring page

I am so pleased at the coloring page kid lit author/illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg has shared with us today! It’s an interfaith ornament with symbols from Christmas and Hanukkah, plus a peace dove for good measure.  Even if you only celebrate one holiday this season, no one can argue with peace, right? So download, print it out and get…
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Holiday Picture Books for Interfaith Kids

kid books christmas hanukkah

Like a growing number of households, we are an interfaith family. I love to see that reality reflected in the picture books I read to my kids. Picture Books for Kids who Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah Here in the What Do We Do All Day? household we celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. You may have…
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Christmas Books – 2011 Version

I feel compelled to write the obligatory “holiday books post” at this point so while the books on last year’s list still rank as my favorites, here are some others we are enjoying. A Christmas Tree for Pyn. Cuteness in book form. The Money We’ll Save. May turkeys and glorious chaos reign forever. The Little…
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Christmas Picture Books for Kids


I seem to be doing a lot of book themed posts lately. Are they boring? Probably. But whatever. I keep the holiday books in the closet 11 months out of the year, and bring them out about this time. I have to admit there is a big part of me that gets really excited for…
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Christmas Tree with Recyclable Decorations


Tree-decorating time is closing in on us. Fast. Last year I posted about how, except for the lights, I was going to decorate our Christmas tree solely with decorations which I could either put in the recycle bin or compost pile. The motivation for this was primarily driven by pure laziness. I just didn’t want…
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