It is so easy for parents to get caught up in all of the busyness and "to do's" of the holiday season, that sometimes we forget to just stop and take a moment to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

Here are 25 easy activities for your family to enjoy together this month to bring merriment and cheer. You can simply choose from the list each day, or for some extra fun, put all of the activities in a decorated container, and allow the children to draw one or two out each morning after breakfast. Then you can decide how best to fit them into the day.

Since it has been almost 12 years since I experienced childbirth, I really felt like I needed a refresher course. This video SO did the trick. I learned a lot and it was enjoyable at the same time.

Nothing says family time better than decorating the tree together as a family and enjoying lots of laughter. And nothing makes the decorations more personal than if they are made by the family. Here are some great craft ideas for making decorations.

Love, Aubrey is an amazing and touching book! You feel part of Aubrey and you can't help but  fall in love with her.

I am so exited about our new family Advent tradition! I really feel like it will help to keep our focus on Christ above all of the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season. 

I purchased my first piece of baby gear and it was like Christmas! It’s been 11 years since I had all these baby gadgets and they have changed SOOO much. My husband brought home the Graco Pack-n-Play and this thing is like all-in-one heaven.

In my first pregnancy, I think I was too terrified of something going wrong to REALLY exercise. Admittedly, I wasn't much of a fitness fan BEFORE getting pregnant, so I certainly wasn't going to become one when I felt everything was fragile.

Now I realize the importance of building fitness DURING your pregnancy. I mean, you will need those muscles more than ever to carry that baby bump and for sure when it comes time to deliver.

Andi's really in trouble this time! Andi may not be a city girl or proper young lady but she's sure got gut and heart! It left me begging for more!

Amazing!!! I enjoyed watching Andi grow. Who would've thought Andi would get in a situation this sticky!

A lovely book that will make you laugh and even cry! The bond between Andi and Taffy is so amazing! I must once again praise Marlow for her skill.