You can help your kids shift from complaining to being glad for an opportunity with “nothing” to do. A small amount of planning can go a long way to teaching them how to figure out ways to make use of the hours of potential boredom in ways that will stretch their minds, engage their imagination, build relationships, and expand their souls.
I feel like I could just breathe a huge sigh of relief and spend the summer doing nothing. Though as a mother of many children, doing "nothing" may very well be impossible. Still it's tempting, and possible, to be busy, all the while wasting the blessed season of summer. Here’s help for relaxing the pace and still making the most of summer?
It’s amazing how assigned reading can turn a classic into a chore. Happily the reverse is true. No more assignments means reading for fun in the summertime. And a good place to start, Moms, is your kids’ library bag.
Most people think Little House books are for girls. But the main character in the series isn't the plaited second daughter, Laura. It’s Pa. He's the stout-hearted pioneer, the one who forges through the big woods, heading always further west, working tirelessly to make a living for his family. And Farmer Boy is particularly suited to sons.
When we got married, $10,000 seemed like a fortune to spend on a wedding. Now that amount would barely cover half the cost of the average American wedding. Is it possible to have a celebration fitting the grand occasion of your wedding while still honoring God as His steward?