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How to Encourage Good Behavior

How’s it going around your house? Are your kids an example of good behavior? Or, do they need an attitude adjustment. Last month, I asked you what causes the biggest drama in your life. Many of you mentioned your kids attitude or lack of motivation or other character issues. I addressed the mom-specific concerns in… Continue Reading

Will Your Kids Be Ready?

Will Your Kids Be Ready?

What would your kids do . . . if they had to make decisions about COVID-19?  Would they follow the frenzy?Or, would they lead the way out of global panic?Would they be able to make wise decisions in the midst of this craziness?Or, would they be like those in Oregon who are calling 911 when they run out of toilet paper.  Really!  Let’s… Continue Reading

Joy at Christmas … Is it possible?

Joy at Christmas … Is it possible?

Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year … time to have joy at Christmas. But is it possible? Today we celebrate Jesus’ birth. What more is there to give joy. But how do you have joy when you’re busy or overwhelmed … when life isn’t easy. Normally, I share family stories of… Continue Reading

6 Christmas Writing Activities

6 Christmas Writing Activities

If you’ve listened to my Christmas workshop or read my blog, you know I firmly believe in taking a break from homeschool during Advent.  We all need a break to refresh ourselves, so take a break between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not a break from learning…that’s an everyday event. But, at least take a break from… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving from Kerry

Let’s be honest … the holidays are not always fun & happy for many of us. Memories or existing circumstances can bring us down. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. What gets me through holidays, especially Thanksgiving? Thankgiving where we are suppose to be with family and be thankful. Counting it joy, despite… 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 Cookies Ideas

Thanksgiving Cookies Ideas

When I saw these fun Thanksgiving cookies ideas, I knew I had to make them with my granddaughters. And we did. These are super-simple to make. Even preschoolers can make them. If you have young kids, you’ll need to help a little. If your kids are older, they can make them completely by themselves, as… 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

Bible Study on Thanksgiving

Reading the Bible is important all year long, but especially as we teach our kids to be thankful. November is the perfect time to remind and teach our kids to be thankful by using a Bible study on Thanksgiving.  First, I recommend choosing one verse your family will memorize. On Thanksgiving Day, recite that verse… Continue Reading