Ep. 13 - Santa, presents & stockings - ho ho ho!
Hey everybody! Here we are, all up in the middle of Christmas and we hope so far you mamas have been able to enjoy this time of year! It's COLD here in Nashville!! Today, we are talking about Santa (shhhhhh, don't let your kids listen in!), presents, and stockings. So we all know this holiday is not just about these things, but they are an element, and sometimes it's good to talk to other moms about what they do, and get some fun ideas and good conversation going! Courtney mentioned the Want, Need, Wear, Read tags - download them for free! Jennifer's favorite mulling spices makes for a great gift, especially if you are going to make a bunch to pass out to teachers, etc. Depending on how much you are making you can find most all your ingredients on Amazon - anise, cloves, all spice, and cinnamon sticks! Place a mandarin orange and fresh cranberries in a bag or mason jar, add in the spices, and tie with a pretty ribbon and a sprig of rosemary, and you've got a beautiful gift that the neighbors and teachers will love!
Courtney mentioned a sweet tea set she got her girls as a "sister gift" - here is one that is similar to it! Such a cute gift! And seriously, a "sister gift" - how cute is that??
In regards to Santa, Courtney mentioned the Children as Naiive Skeptics article/study and read a portion from it. Listen as we talk about Santa, and check out this article!
If you want to teach your kids more about who Santa (Saint Nicholas) really was, check out this book - Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend.
Listen to hear our AWESOME Dolly Parton story - it's so good. And did you know about Dolly's Imagination Library? We talked about it in this episode - sign up here!
Check us out with THE ONE AND ONLY DOLLY PARTON!!!!! Mind blown, y'all.
And from our "I'm Totally Into..." segment:
Jennifer used this calendar this past year and has ordered another for 2018. It's a great tool for visually tracking your goals - find a calendar you like here!
Courtney talked about the Playmags 118 Piece Super Set she's getting as the sister gift for this year. Shhhhh, don't tell Mattie Grace and Charlotte!
Have a great week, mamas!!