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Teaching Gratitude with a Thankful Chair

Teaching gratitude to our kids is something that we always seem to be working on. November is, of course, a great time to focus on being thankful but really, it is a topic that can be addressed at any time of the year. We watched a great video for our home church lesson this past week but it could be shown to kids at any time that you want to do a little mini lesson on gratitude. I like to ... Read More about Teaching Gratitude with a Thankful Chair

Books We Love: How Big is Your Brave

Ruth Soukup sent me a copy of her new book, How Big is Your Brave, to read to my kids and tell you all about it. This was a good lesson-teaching book and the kids, even my older ones, sat and listened to what looked like a "little kid" picture book. The characters are cute animals and the illustrations in the book are great. The story revolves around a bunny who is scared to go to space ... Read More about Books We Love: How Big is Your Brave

Problem: Kids Leaving the Lights On

Problem solving makes me happy! If there's a problem, I want to find a solution rather than sitting and being frustrated, angry, or miserable because of it. And so it goes with our first problem of the summer. Problem: the kids leaving the lights on . . . ALL THE TIME! It only took me a couple days of feeling like I was always hollering for lights to be turned off or walking down the ... Read More about Problem: Kids Leaving the Lights On

7 Ways to Find More Joy in Staying at Home During Covid-19

It's been about a month of staying home now, I think?  I really don't know!  Honestly, I've lost count of how long it's been since the kids were in school.  And last week, we got the announcement that our schools will be shut down for the remainder of the school year and relying on parents to run distance learning from home.  I know there are lots of other places that have ... Read More about 7 Ways to Find More Joy in Staying at Home During Covid-19

Finding Joy at Home during the Covid-19 Outbreak: lessons from the first 2 weeks

How are you? How have your first days of staying home and schooling at home been? I thought I'd take some time to put my thoughts, feelings, and experiences down.  I don't know if they'll help anyone else, but maybe we can just all relate and find a way through together if we share how it's going for us.  They closed our schools as we neared the end of spring break.  That ... Read More about Finding Joy at Home during the Covid-19 Outbreak: lessons from the first 2 weeks