Hi ladies! Y'all know we're fans of advent around here, right?
I want to take a second to introduce you to my online friend, Amanda, who has written a snazzy little eBook that is an AMAZING resource for moms trying to wrap their brains + lives around celebrating advent with their kiddos.
Aaaand, just for reference. This is Miss Oh Amanda. She's precious.
Back to the amazing eBook! It's called Truth in the Tinsel and Amanda answered a few questions below for us about it!
Amanda, I'm loving your new eBook! Tell me what inspired you to write it.
When my daughter was almost 2, I read a little advent book with her at Christmas. It had flaps to lift and short activities for each day. The first day was an ornament. We made it and then every day after that, even though the book didn't call for it, my daughter wanted to make an ornament. We stopped doing the book about halfway through the month (it wasn't that fabulous) but kept reading the Christmas story from the Bible and making an ornament to go with it. We continued the tradition (with a little more advanced prep) the next year and then the ebook was born a couple of years later!
I love it because little kids (even big kids!) can't meditate on a Scripture or study it the way adults can. They need to create and play and experience. That's what this book has done--helped my kids experience the true story of Christmas.
What is your biggest tip for mamas or families who are just getting started with their advent journey.
You have an amazing blog year-round. Who do you write to and what do you write about?
Any tips for keeping advent simple and to the point while also still making it special?
What has been your favorite Christmas memory since starting your own family?
Trust me, trust me - this is only the beginning of her grace-filled wisdom.
If you want to (and trust me - YOU WANT TO) pick up your own copy of Truth in the Tinsel, Amanda is offering all Naptime Diaries readers a 20% discount today using coupon code NAPTIMEDIARIES. Head over there today and soak up all her gracious goodness.
and pssst: due to a massive amount of orders + wanting to get everyone their Naptime Diaries advent calendars in plenty of time, we are only take NINETY more orders for advent calendars (as of the morning of 11/21/12). If you're wanting one - go grab yours quick!