Last year my husband and I made a goal to do a family service project with our kids every month. We wanted to instill in them a spirit of generosity a love of others and a sense of gratitude. We aren't always great about it but the holidays give us a chance to recommit to thinking outside ourselves. This month we wanted to take it one step further and do lots of little acts of service. After listening to our kids talk about all the toys they want for Christmas we decided we needed more…
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Here’s a lizard applique pattern that’ll fit on a hat or whatever other project you wish! I made my sample using Caron Simply Soft (aran weight) with a size E hook. As you can see, he’s about 6 inches long. I’m sure he’d adapt well to other yarn weights and hook sizes.
Make the Advent Season Meaningful for Your Kids... By Using the Force
How does the religious season of Advent come together with LEGO Star Wars? Quite nicely actually. Commercialism is over-rated. Instead of worrying that others are co-opting our religion, why don't we use our religion to co-opt secular things and make them a reflection of God's will?