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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

Teaching Thanksgiving All Year Long

Teaching Thanksgiving All Year Long

I’m a complainer. I have some Jewish blood, so I think it’s just in my DNA. But wait… I also have HUMAN blood, so yeah… it’s definitely in my DNA. It’s so easy to fall into the comparison game and look around at the perfect lives everyone else seems* (*Keyword-seems!) to be living. We avoid… Continue Reading

The Start of New Thanksgiving Traditions

The Start of New Thanksgiving Traditions

I remember back to a few years ago. Back then, my two oldest kids were quite little. Preschool and Kindergarten ages. Thanksgiving was coming up and I wanted an activity that would be fun for the kids but that would also teach them how to be thankful. This was back when social media used to… Continue Reading

3 Simple Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

3 Simple Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

The preschool years can be so much fun, but challenging too. It can seem like they are never thankful for anything even though we work hard to teach them gratitude. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to add a little more gratitude practice into your homeschool preschool. One way we do that is with Thankful Straws…. Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids

Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids

Today marks a new year of 30 Days of Thanks and I’m super-excited about asking 20+ bloggers to share their best thanksgiving ideas for kids over the next 30 days. Ways to encourage your family and kids to be grateful. You’ll get ideas for preschoolers, elementary, secondary and many for your entire family. We will… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Gives Perspective {30 Days of Thanksgiving Activities for Kids – Day 28}

    Yesterday I began a series about Thanksgiving, Advent & Christmas, showing how they should be connected. The Thanksgiving holiday sets up Advent & Christmas. One way we can refocus our family’s Christmas season is to focus on being thankful. Let’s face it, Christmas brings stress.  I still remember crying on Christmas Day because… Continue Reading