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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

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

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