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How Thankfulness Wrecked Our Family

How Thankfulness Wrecked Our Family

Can you be totally devastated by thankfulness? Can the act of one (or many) create such a cataclysmic change in the heart of another? Can gratitude change who we are? I struggle to put into words this idea, however, I can say that kindness and thankfulness have wrecked me (for the good) in unimaginable ways…. Continue Reading

6 Ways to Find Real Joy & Peace at Thanksgiving

6 Ways to Find Real Joy & Peace at Thanksgiving

Sometimes Thanksgiving can cause thoughts of sorrow, angst and sadness. It’s easy to get caught up in the loss of a loved one we might be spending our first, fifth or twentieth holiday without. It may even be that our insurance has been canceled, jobs have been lost or life has just become hard. How… Continue Reading

Gratefulness Begins with Mom

Gratefulness Begins with Mom

During the holidays we often turn our thoughts to being grateful. How do we instill this quality in our children? If we want our children to have a heart of thankfulness, then we need to realize that . . . Gratitude begins with mom. If I want to teach my children to be thankful and… Continue Reading

How to Make Thanksgiving Special When You Travel

How to Make Thanksgiving Special When You Travel

Are you traveling for the holidays this year? Us too! We actually travel full-time (as in we live in an RV) and I’m here to tell you how to make Thanksgiving special when you travel. Traveling has always been a big part of our family culture. And now that we travel almost full- time for… Continue Reading

Those Seemingly Unproductive Days

Those Seemingly Unproductive Days

By the time the holiday’s roll around, most parents are a bit burned out by the hectic pace of managing parenting, schooling, work and more. Use your freedom in homeschooling and delight learning to be flexible on days and times of the school year that you need to re-ignite your love of managing it all…. Continue Reading

Kill Complaining with Thankfulness

Kill Complaining with Thankfulness

Has an atmosphere of complaining, blaming, and discontent been present in your home lately? It’s easy to have these things gradually creep in unawares, because they come naturally to our sinful nature. There is an antidote, though, and it’s so simple we might easily miss it: Thankfulness. We tend to talk about it a lot… Continue Reading

6 Reasons I’m Thankful for Autism

6 Reasons I’m Thankful for Autism

Oftentimes people assume that having a child diagnosed with autism would be extremely difficult. While there are some difficulties in raising a son who struggles with autism, there are also many things I’m thankful for. Homeschooling special needs children offer the perfect opportunity for gratitude. Raising any child has its challenges, of course. Which is… Continue Reading

How You Can Nurture Gratitude Through Literature

How You Can Nurture Gratitude Through Literature

Place yourself in someone else’s shoes Sometimes in order to feel truly grateful, we need to get out of our own lives. Put our own worries and troubles aside and instead place ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Sometimes we need to experience reality through a different lens, from a different angle or perspective. When we… Continue Reading

Mini Pumpkin Decor DIY

Mini Pumpkin Decor DIY

Fall is a time for pumpkins, apples, and family hayrides. It’s also when families and friends gather to count their blessings. Whether you are looking for a fun project to do with your kids or something unique for you table decorations, this project is for you! Mini Pumpkin Decor – DIY! In a few, easy… Continue Reading

Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions for Families

Meaningful Thanksgiving Traditions for Families

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, settled between fall fun and the often chaotic (but exceptionally special) Christmas holiday, we have been planning some meaningful Thanksgiving traditions for families … that we can actually do as a family. Instead of only having our traditional Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted to add a little more meaning and heart teaching… Continue Reading