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Family Travel: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

As with all of our family trips, there's always a bit of unexpected "adventure" along the way.  You can read all the way through if you want to hear the whole story --- see what kind of crazy things happen when you travel with 5 kids who always seem to get sick on a trip.  Or, you can skip right on down to the headlines for each of our stops to get more of a review and suggestions for ... Read More about Family Travel: Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Teaching Our Kids by Example . . . they’re always watching

"Why do I have to do stinkin' everything around here?!" Those were the words being screamed from my 4 year old's mouth as she threw a massive tantrum over being asked to move her laundry from the washing machine to the dryer -- something that is an easy job for her but she just didn't want to do at that particular moment in time. But it wasn't the tantrum that hit me in that moment.  It ... Read More about Teaching Our Kids by Example . . . they’re always watching

Things We Teach Our Kids During School Drop Off/Pick Up

I've been dropping kids off at school and picking them up from school for nearly 6 years now.  Sometimes it's been by car and sometimes on foot.  And as I made the walk to the school the other day, it dawned on me that as I am taking my kids to school and picking them up, they have the chance to learn a lot . . . mostly from my example.  So, without further ado, here are 6 things we ... Read More about Things We Teach Our Kids During School Drop Off/Pick Up

What Home Centered Gospel Learning Looks like for Us

As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has cut an hour off of Sunday church services and asked that families take that additional time to be teaching in the home, it has been a period of adjustment as families are trying to figure out a new routine.  I think it should look different in each home, customized to the needs of each family and led by the Spirit.  But as we are ... Read More about What Home Centered Gospel Learning Looks like for Us

FHE: Kindness

It seems this is something we have to repeat, often.  I'm guessing (hoping!) its similar in other homes and our kids aren't the only ones who need reminders to treat each other more kindly.  So, every so often, we need to have an FHE on kindness.  In order for it to not just go in one ear and out the other, I also like to combine the lesson with something concrete that they can do ... Read More about FHE: Kindness