Teaching kindness to others... Even during the holidays
And my kid's reason was presents…..
You want to know you're raising your children to become good adults,
but that's not always easy.
When my children were little, I felt overwhelmed
trying to create holiday traditions for my family that were truly meaningful.
If you're like me, you want to:
Restore the holiness of the holidays
Teach the true meaning of Christmas
Celebrate the birth of Jesus
Make holiday traditions
The over commercialism of Christmas
The stores decorate so early
The pressure of keeping up with the Jones' kids
The 'all about the presents' mindset
The Bedtime Parable
One night, when we were getting the kids ready for bed, my husband and I literally had a "come to Jesus" moment.
An “A-ha! moment” where we realized that if anyone is going to teach our kids about Jesus and what the holidays really mean, it had to start with us, in our home, in very easy to understand terms and as a daily act.
And it all started with a bedtime story based on my childhood Christmas ornament of a little mouse that sleeps in the Christmas tree, The Mouse in the Hammock.
What families are saying:
Bringing focus to the true meaning of Christmas
"The Mouse in the Hammock, A Christmas Tale” is a sweet story that helps to bring the focus back to what the true meaning of Christmas really is - Jesus and doing for others! 🎄 The message that you’re never too little to make a big difference is simple, meaningful, and easy for our little ones to apply. 🐭🥰 We love that by purchasing this book we are not only able to teach our children a beautiful message, but also make an impact by helping to provide dignified jobs in Nepal and help provide for the children in the Haitian orphanage. 🌎🐭🎄 - Amy R.
Sweet story, good message, beautifully illustrated
Our family has found a new tradition
Our family has found a new tradition in getting this book. We have four kids ages 2-9 and they all love this book! It tells about a mouse and even though he is small the things he does are important. It doesn’t matter the size of a person or size of a good deed because all people matter. At the back of the book it explains how women in Nepal make the woolen mouse and proceeds from that mouse go back to them. We definitely recommend this book and the corresponding mouse. - Randi Fast
Encourage children to be little helpers
My 5 year old son is obsessed with the mouse
My 5 year old son is obsessed with the mouse ornament and the story!
He makes up stories every morning about what the mouse did that night.
He thought the mouse ate his apple slices the other day!
He thinks he left them too close to the tree and mouse thought they were for him.
I didn't tell him his sister did it ;-) - Starr C.