“He calls me smart and big and tall!” ~ six-year-old “He builds me a train track.” ~ four-year-old A couple of weeks ago, when Doorposts shared Encouraging a Thankful Heart, we sat around the table at lunch time and listed what my husband does for our family. How he blesses us: Gets money for the family. Has two jobs. Fixes everything at home. Fixes computers.
Here I am, smack dab in the middle of an annual habit of purging. Since I find myself in the overwhelm of this task, I thought there might be some of you doing the same – and feeling the overwhelm too? The habits I’m sharing today from the archives not only help with clutter busting, they are the basic housekeeping ones for our Hodgepodge. The
I’m keeping up the habit of sharing helpful habits here on Fridays! Summer is an easy time to settle into a new habit since we don’t have school work on top of the regular, day to day. So, today, I’m sharing a habit that has helped our family for many, many years. Plus, since I first wrote about this habit over on Habits for a
Hodgepodge Simple Schooling Strategies Practical Prayer – how to keep a prayer life in the day to day of balancing the age range. Helpful Homeschool Habits – all the most useful ones compiled in one post. The Housekeeping Habits that Bless Our Home – a list of favorites. Jurisdictions – carving the big job of picking up the mess into smaller pieces. Everybody has their
Practical Prayer Part Two Remember that praying without ceasing verse? And Kerri’s Pocketful of Sunshine? Sometimes I turn around and see this. Just. Exactly. When. I. Need. To. One weary morning last week, my eyes rested on this framed scripture. The one my eldest decorated when she was a baby. And because of that, my mind turned to… Mount up with wings as eagles… and
Part Three of Chores or Service Opportunities? We have a system of Service Opportunities in place for our children to earn money. The system allows us to pay a pre-determined amount of money for common household chores. (See The Habit of Rewarding Service) A common problem with this method is that a child will perform a Service Opportunity, and then tell Hodgepodgemom about it. Hodgepodgemom
The habit of making Sunday the best day of the week It’s nothing fancy on the outside. A plastic storage tub. Permanent marker on the lid labels it Sunday Box. It’s what’s inside that makes Sunday family time memorable. That, plus only getting to peek inside once a week. Because the goal is for Sunday to be the best day of the week – a
We all want peaceful Sundays, right? So, you’ve gotten into the habit of being ready a little at a time throughout the week. You’ve planned for the unexpected. Let’s say now that you’ve gotten your family to and from church. Everybody is all loaded back in the car, on the way home. “I’m huuun–greee! What’s for lunch?” You have choices. Let me offer a solution.