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3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

Our 30 Days of Thanksgiving Ideas is concluding this week with how to teach kids to be grateful as we prepare for Christmas. Being grateful is not just for November and Thanksgiving. An attitude of gratitude should be year-round, especially during Advent, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. If you missed any of our… 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

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Reading books that make history come alive inspires and encourages a love of learning in your kids. To make history come alive at this time of year, you must find just the right (best) Thanksgiving books for kids. Every Thanksgiving, we pulled out a series of books that made history come alive. How so? Each… 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