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Chasing adventure & living mindfully while parenting through mental illness


Activities Advent Calendar

Activities Advent Calendar

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One of my favorite things growing up was having an Advent Calendar to count down the days to Christmas. Since this is really the first Christmas that Breccan is getting into, I thought it was a good year to have our first one!

Christmas hits me in a strange spot regarding parenting philosophy. I really want it to be a magical time for our kids, but we aren't a religious family. I also don't want to focus too much on the materialist aspects of the season either. I've decided that the Christmas Season, for us, is about special activities, music, giving, and spending time with family and friends.

In that vein, I made our Advent Calendar activity based. It coordinates with the list of activities I planned out earlier this season. I was lucky enough to find some great printables online. One year I'll design my own. It was not in the cards this year though!

The house envelopes came from a beautiful French blog, Zu Galerie, and the activities printable came from Idealist Mom.


Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Gardens

Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Gardens


Bright Nights in Stanley Park

Bright Nights in Stanley Park