Faith-Building Christmas Gifts for Kids

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts that are more than a toy to be enjoyed and then discarded after a few weeks, I’m right there with you. I’m so tired of spending money on junk — things that are played with a few times and then added to the ever growing pile of forgotten toys. … Read More

My mom turned 70, so we gave her a heart attack!

My mom turned 70 in May. (She doesn’t look a day over 50.) Since 70 is kind of a milestone birthday, our family wanted to do something special. But, let’s face it. When a person arrives at age 70, material gifts seem much less important. So, how do you find gifts for the person who has … Read More

Defend the Family by Teaching Children about the Divine Roles of Mother and Father

The traditional family is under attack. Having children outside of marriage used to be taboo, but now it is commonplace and widely accepted. Staying home to care for home and children used to be an admirable career path for women, but now that career is under valued. Dignified, understanding and loving fathers used to be the television … Read More

LDS General Conference Quotes — Free Printables!

What did you do this weekend?  I had a great time with my family watching the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also called the LDS or Mormon church).  Today I’m sharing two of my favorite General Conference quotes as free printables!  (The download link is at the end of … Read More

Meaningful Easter Activities for All Ages

There was a time when I thought community Easter Egg hunts were the best thing about Easter for little kids.  What could be better than an entire field of colored eggs–ripe for the picking?  Well, my opinion changed right after they rang the bell to start the first hunt. The smiling, excited children quickly transformed … Read More

Easter Story Resurrection Eggs

I love Easter.  Not because of the bunnies and candy, but because of the chance to focus on the beautiful, true story of the life, sacrifice and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Yes, the Easter Bunny comes to our house, but he isn’t the focus.  We try to spend the entire month before Easter … Read More

DIY Genealogy Fan Tutorial and Gift Idea {Guest Post}

Hello One Creative Mommy readers!  My name is Courtney from Fry Sauce and Grits, an eclectic lifestyle blog where my two sisters and I share our passions for: DIY, interior design, beauty, fashion, health, food, and creating!  I’m really thrilled to be here today! Getting a gift for parents, grandparents, or any loved ones for … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day to all Women {You are Not Alone}

Happy Mother’s Day to every woman!  Whether you are a mom or not, your influence for good is endless!  Thank you for all you do for the people around you. This is a letter I wrote to Boo two years ago.  I think it’s a good reminder for anyone who is overwhelmed with their current … Read More

What E’re Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part: Free Printable

Here’s a great quote for teaching children (and for reminding ourselves) to always do our best–no matter how small the task. What E’re Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part

Thankful Tree Tutorial

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Link Party!

November is here, and that means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time to share all of your delicious Thanksgiving dishes and decor, along with your fun Fall-themed treats and projects. If you have other ideas to share, I want to see them, but please save them for another week. This party is for Fall links only.

Help get us inspired!

One Creative Mommy has joined up with (host) Claiming Our Space and (co-hosts) Love and Laundry, House on the Way, Mamal Diane, Jane’s Adventures in Dinner and 4 You With Love to bring you our own Thanksgiving Treats and Fall projects! Make sure to visit each of the hosts to see what they have created for the party after you have linked up your post.

Here’s my contribution: Family Thankful Tree Tutorial and Free Printable

For the last few years, we’ve spent Thanksgiving morning writing things we’re thankful for on simple Fall shapes. This year, I decided to turn it into a month-long tradition. Instead of listing what we’re thankful for all at once, we’ll add them to our tree all month long! This tree may look complicated, but you can do it! (I’ll show you how.)