Merry Christmas!

Before I unplug for the holiday weekend, I wanted to wish all of our Simple Kids readers a very happy holiday!

We’re looking forward to celebrating a quiet Christmas weekend, gathering family together for a slow weekend.  Really, it is the simplest things that bring the most joy.

Indeed, the Fleck family has a lot to be joyful about this year.

The Flecks:  Kara, Amelia, Lucy, Max, Jillian, and Christopher

I hope that you and your kids are having a season of joy and happiness!

I know that for some of you 2011 has been an especially challenging year.  This time of year it can get easy to feel overwhelmed, even under normal circumstances.  My hope is that you can find some peace during these last days of the year and that the new year holds a bright future for you and your family.

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Simple Activities for Excited Kids

As Christmas gets closer, the rising level of excitement becomes almost palpable in our house. That means I need to plan a few activities to give all that energy somewhere to go! I certainly don’t want to spend more time finding supplies or preparing the activity than my children will spend engaged in it. Here are a few ideas for keeping anxious hands busy using simple supplies you may already have in stock.

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