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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

Thank You Veterans & Soldiers Notes {Day 6}

Thank You Veterans & Soldiers Notes {Day 6}

Veterans Day is today, so let’s help our kids say thank you veterans and soldiers with notes. NOTE: If you want to receive our 30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids sent to you each day, just enter your email address in the box to the right —>>> A few years ago, I had coffee… 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

Teaching Gratitude in 3 Minutes a Day

Teaching Gratitude in 3 Minutes a Day

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.” ~ Colossians 3:15 Teaching Gratitude with A Thankful Heart While I was preparing to write this post, the Veggie Tales ‘Thankfulness’ song kept popping in my head. The one line that stood… Continue Reading

7 Ways to Teach Kindness this Thanksgiving

7 Ways to Teach Kindness this Thanksgiving

There are many ways to teach kindness this Thanksgiving. The number one way is to be kind to others during your day. Your kids are watching everything you do, so being kind starts with you. When you’re out in public hold the door for a stranger, compliment someone, or give up your seat to someone…. Continue Reading

Teaching Tips During Busy Seasons & Holidays

Teaching Tips During Busy Seasons & Holidays

Long before I was a homeschool mom, I was a classroom teacher and one of the biggest challenges I experienced every year was figuring out ways to push through the academic curriculum while wading through the holiday season filled with parties, programs and plays. I wished I had more teaching tips during busy seasons &… Continue Reading

Thankful Journals to Show Honor

Thankful Journals to Show Honor

It all started from a dark corner of my heart. It was nothing major from an outside perspective, but my heart knew the truth. I was not allowing the light of Jesus to shine through me. My heart was focusing on the negatives. I was allowing the nit-picky details to taint my view of my… Continue Reading

Remaining & Being Thankful in the Hard Times

Remaining & Being Thankful in the Hard Times

Writing this post couldn’t have come at a better time as my family and I are experiencing some pretty rough patches. I’m not saying that for sympathy, but more for the reality that we encounter times in life when it seems almost impossible to being thankful. So, how do we remain thankful in the hard… Continue Reading