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January is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the new year. Here are the top five visited posts from the year 2016. Number 1: Three Questions Changed Our Family We ask these questions daily at dinner, and our family culture has transformed. These questions helped us become better
I recently watched a friend of mine go through three days of an intense project. As I watched, I learned. It was a 3 day lesson. She had three days to accomplish a huge goal. She wasn’t the only one working on this goal, so she had help. The project was someone else’s brain child
Once upon a time, early in my marriage, my husband told me that he didn’t think I was very creative. I was appalled that my husband would say such a thing about me. Since that time I have gleefully pointed out when I’ve been creative to my husband. He’s a really good sport about it
Several years ago, a fun children’s movie shared an important idea with the world. Robots was a cute children’s film with a powerful message. See a need, fill a need. The idea is simple to understand but not always simple to accomplish. Look around at your world and find needs. Then discover how you can
Leadership Connections, our homeschool co-op, has studied the continents of the world for the last six weeks. One of the elective courses we offered during this time was a reading discussion group for our older students. I have had the privilege of leading this discussion group. It has been a lot of fun for me,
The idea of my children flipping burgers in a fast food restaurant has never particularly appealed to me. I believe that children should learn to work hard and should learn to love working. I know that a job working for someone can be a valuable learning experience, and I won’t discourage my children from working.
The Scarlet Pimpernel does a lot of things right for an adventure novel. There is intrigue and action. The reader is let into some of the secrets of the book, but some are revealed towards the end. You also get a bit of history with this adventure, which I really enjoyed. The story takes place
In the book Little Women, there is one part that I have always loved. Marmee devises an experiment for her daughters to manage the household on their own. The March sisters struggle with this experiment before they realize how much they have been taking for granted. We recently had an opportunity for a similar experiment
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is a novel that I first read in college. It was recommended to me by a friend. I can not remember which friend or why they thought I would enjoy this classic, but I’m glad I took them up on it. The best way I can describe this book is to