Gratitude starts with…ME???

Gratitude Starts with ME

Though working on ME isn't really what I want to do, by cultivating gratitude in MY OWN heart and life, my children WILL begin to cultivate gratitude as well.  Here are three tips to get us started developing our own attitude of gratitude so that we can begin modeling it for the kids. Am I Grateful or Am I Grumbling? Personal evaluation time.  Am I modeling gratefulness?  OR Am I modeling grumbling?  I'll be the first to admit that I get into a funk and slip into being a GRUMBLER from time to time.  How about you?  Some seasons of life seem to bring out the grumbling more than others, too. How can you quickly identify grateful or grumbler?  Listen for these tip-offs: "If ONLY __________  then I'd be happy."    -OR- "I wish I had ___________.  That would make me content." … [Read more...]

4 BIG Benefits to Family Game Playing

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Not only will you be building some family identity ("Our family plays games together") and making some memories together (remember when …), but you’ll be having lots of FUN together, too. Read on to find out 4 big reasons why game playing really is time well-spent with your kids. … [Read more...]

Where am I Going Wrong?

Where am I Going Wrong

… and how can I readjust my course? On the frustrating days of mothering and schooling I sometimes think “Where did I go wrong?!?”  "Is anyone LISTENING to me?!?!"   Can you relate?  (For your sake, I hope not, but chances are good you can.) I was skimming an excellent article on developing work ethic in your children yesterday and felt the PANG of conviction.  Because conviction is sometimes painful, instead of embracing it, I moved on (i.e. RAN!).  However, when you are asking the Lord to work in your life, He will, even if you run away from His attempts.  … [Read more...]