How to Make Chores More Fun Let’s face it, chores are not the most fun thing to with your day. Kids find doing chores boring, hard, and sometimes overwhelming. However, chores are a part of life and the ability to perform them quickly, efficiently, and with a good attitude, will go a long way for years to come. Even kids enjoy the benefits of a … [Read more...]
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Cultivating the Art of Patience Listen to the podcast here:Transcription: Hi. I’m Demetria Zinga and I blog and podcast over at christianhomeschoolmoms.com. And today, I want to share with you some words of encouragement about having patience, cultivating the art of patience in your home. And so, as moms, we know how easy it is for us … [Read more...]
I have always been a dreamer, nose stuck in a book, head in the clouds. With a rather large independent streak. Belle was always my favorite Disney princess. I even got to play her on stage which was amazing!Belle was kind, determined, smart, funny, and best of all, she was happy being herself. That was what I loved. I loved how her kindness … [Read more...]
The Dinner Decision and Dilemma Dinner is a source of contention in our house.It starts because I slip out of meal planning. Then it becomes a mad scramble for dinner. "What do you want/I don't know" is the battle cry that begins it all. Then the kids don't like what I've come up with (this is before it's even cooked, mind you). And it only … [Read more...]
Theodore Roosevelt said "Comparison is the thief of joy." And he was right. This time of year with testing, the end of the school year, parties, awards ceremonies, and all the hoopla that signifies the ending of another season bring with it the nasty little bug of comparison. While a little comparison and even competition is good, letting it reel … [Read more...]
Why I Celebrate Everyday Graces You can listen to this post here:What does "everyday" mean to you?Is it laundry? A pile of dirty clothes? Dishes in the sink? Crumbs in the car? Yet another battle over math facts?Is it flowers on the table? Giggles past bedtime? Dinner going off without a hitch?The everyday; the things that must be … [Read more...]
Mama! You need to fill your own tank, too. Reading is a way to learn, to think, to escape, and to grow. And this year, I'm setting lofty goals for my reading time. One of my favorite truths about reading is quoted below.You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read. - Charlie … [Read more...]
Apraxia of Speech Apraxia is just part of our normal now. It's how we do this beautiful mess of a life together. There are changes that happen when you first get the diagnosis. There can be other diagnoses that get lumped on your head before, at the same time, or after Apraxia. You learn as you begin to navigate the waters of parenting a child … [Read more...]
Let's talk about motherhood. The part no one likes to admit to.Wrinkles. Gray hair. Hormone dysfunction. All that jazz. I must admit I've been having awesome results wrinkle wise with this Vitamin C serum and this night cream. My Teami detox tea has also helped clear up my skin so I don't look like I'm going through puberty again. So yay! The … [Read more...]
Boost Kids Immunity with Probiotics Tis the season! Of sneezing, coughing, too much sugar, and lots of activities. That means it is easy for kids to get run down and get sick. I can promise you that if there is a virus to be caught, Mr. F will catch it! There is nothing worse than dealing with sick children during the holiday season and they … [Read more...]