Teaching kindness to others... Even during the holidays

The reason Christmas is my favorite holiday is celebrating Jesus.

And my kid's reason was presents…..

The problem is...there are so many things that are
undermining the foundation of your children’s well-being.

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

The hero of our story, Mouse, is on a mission to prepare the house for Christmas by doing all the little things that the grown-ups are too busy to do during the holidays.

While his human family is asleep, the little mouse scurries around the house doing small acts of kindness to prepare the house for Christmas.  My kids were so excited to wake in the morning and discover all the “little things” that our mouse did around the house to be helpful and serve others.

A servant’s heart! 

Teaching through a parable that little things make a big difference.

Ah-ha Moment

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.

Mouse's Mission

Did you know that little things can make a BIG difference?

We truly believe that!

You might not realize it, but by simply buying this book you have done something BIG.

You have made a BIG difference to the children from the Maison des Enfant de Dieu (House of the Children of the Lord), an orphanage in Haiti that is home to over 60 children who have, sadly, lost everything. We believe that every child needs a safe place to sleep and an education so a portion of the proceeds from your book purchase goes to them.

Sneak Peek of The Mouse in the Hammock, a Christmas Tale


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Reading of The Mouse in the Hammock, a Christmas Tale


Meet Bethany Brevard


I’m Bethany Brevard, wife, mom, Christian and author.

My greatest accomplishment is that, alongside my husband, I've raised 2 happy, healthy kids (older now 16 & 18) who have a solid foundation in Christ and amazing holiday memories from little mouse who turned small acts of kindness into a BIG difference for others at Christmas.

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