Mom Tips: Christmas Week Two

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

The Wise Woman Builds Her Spirit

  • Think of a Christmas hymn that touches your heart. Print or write out the lyrics, and read them after your quiet time one or two days this week.
  • Search for a Bible passage that echoes the hymn lyrics and write it in your journal. You will have a richer experience whenever you hear the song, knowing its scriptural connection.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Husband

  • Start a yearly tradition just for you and your husband. Plan a quiet or festive date night, and make it a priority. Here are some simple ideas: go out for dessert or tea and take the long way home to enjoy Christmas lights; bundle up for a walk in the snow that ends with a snowball fight, or go ice skating.
  • Find ways to pamper your husband this month. Greet him after work with a hot cup of cocoa, set aside extra Christmas cookies just for him, write him a heartfelt Christmas card, or just remember to pause the Christmas preparations to give him a smile and a big kiss.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Children

  • Decorate sugar cookies with your kids this week. Here’s a decorating tip: Instead of using flour to dust the counter to roll out your dough, which can leave sugar cookies bland on the outside, use powdered sugar instead! It easily dissolves into the dough without leaving a dusty residue.
  • Involve your children in gift wrapping! They can make handmade gift tags from last year’s Christmas cards, paper, stickers, markers, paint, natural objects, photos, etc. Set up a station with all the supplies they need to bring their ideas to life.

The Wise Woman Cares For Her Home

  • Using pretty jars or containers and a tray, set up a Hot Cocoa Station on your counter. Include all of your hot chocolate fixings—cocoa, marshmallows, candy canes, shaved
    chocolate, as well as seasonal mugs, stirring straws or spoons.
  • Prepare extra holiday food in advance to be frozen until your house guests arrive. Homemade bread, cinnamon rolls, and quick breads freeze well. Then, all you need to do is thaw them the night before and warm them up in the oven the next morning.
Leslie Leonard
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