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What are You Thankful For {Give Thanks at the Table}

What are You Thankful For {Give Thanks at the Table}

I know this is last minute and you’re probably trying to get out the door to go to grandma’s or wherever you’re going for Thanksgiving.  As you head out to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, take a few minutes to consider, “what are you thankful for?” When I was growing up, my dad had us go around… Continue Reading

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

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

It’s always fun to have Thanksgiving games for kids or Thanksgiving family games.Yesterday at Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch, I showed a few fun Thanksgiving games for kids that you might want to include this Thursday. They are super-simple. In fact, you would only need to buy M&M’s and orange balloons to play all three of… 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

How to Stop Stress during the Holidays

How to Stop Stress during the Holidays

Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but it is so easy to be overwhelmed … with more stress and less joy. Exactly the opposite of what I want. I want to know how to stop stress during the holidays. And I think you feel it… 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