I imagine many of you have your tree or trees already decorated and you’re ready for all of the holiday festivities. Some of you may have to travel and some of you may have guests coming to your home. Some of you may not have very many holiday activities planned. This may be a lonely time of year for you. Here is some help for
Simplicity. Simple things, simple joys, simple beauty. It’s what I crave right now. I guess it’s understandable, since we sold/donated/gave away almost everything we owned when we moved back in September. I am finding that I have a desire to keep life that way. Simple. Even a simple Christmas. How to Have a Simple Christmas for the Homeschool Mom When you look closely enough, what beauty there is in
Here is how to spring forward when you fall back. This habit will help you take advantage of time change. We get a bonus extra hour in the fall when the time changes from daylight savings to standard time. You can use this extra time to benefit your morning routine and your homeschool day! How to Take Advantage of Time Change: Spring Forward When You
We have hosted our family’s Thanksgiving celebration for many years. Each year about this time, I start making lists. Guest lists. Menu lists. Grocery lists. To-do lists. And so on. And every year I find myself straining my already-strained brain trying to remember last Thanksgiving and what worked and what didn’t. That is, until I started the note to self habit. Here is how to
Oh I am such the rule follower. However, today I’m going to share about having simple holidays and breaking the rules. Also known as doing those to dos early. December is such a busy time in our homes and homeschools, why not move a few of those ‘to-dos’ to November? I did all of the following early the last several years. The only rule is
The habit of family gathered for a meal is one that spills over and blesses in so many other areas of family life. Today, I share several helpful posts from our authors to make 10 Habits for the Family Table. The incredible gift of the ordinary! Glory comes streaming from the table of daily life.” ~ Macrina Wiederkehr 10 Habits for the Family Table 1.
Studies have shown that laughter is healthy, healing. It may even have benefits similar to a light workout! And we all know the verse “A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” (Prov. 17:22) Let us consider the healthy habit of laughter. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” Psalm
Last week I noticed a few trees here and there with a tint of fall color. Today a shower of brown oak leaves on the porch and lawn. I went out to investigate and sure enough the first thing I noticed was that at 11am it is only 70 degrees outside! The second thing is that the lawn needs mowing. A peek here a glimpse