Monday, July 14, 2008

Less Stress, More FUN.

I've adopted a new personal motto.

It's been going well actually. I'm trying to bring back into focus the really important things in life. Often times, I get too caught up in what "needs" to get done, and why it isn't getting done. This robs me of the fun. I've decided to take it back!

Something else we've been working on as a family is "honor." Not only honoring your mom and dad, but also honoring your siblings, and honoring your friends. What does honoring mean? In our house, it means these things:

1. Make the other person feel SPECIAL.
2. Do MORE than what they expect from you.
3. Have a positive attitude even in negative situations.

In the spirit of honoring, my oldest DD (who is 10) suprised me last Monday with this:


It was an effort to make me feel SPECIAL, but it also played into my less stress, more fun goal. There isn't a ton of stuff you can do at home, with 3 kids, on a Monday morning that is more fun than a bubble bath. Thanks baby.

Monday, July 7, 2008

A typing program my kids actually like! ('s FREE!)

So, I've been on a quest to find a typing program, for free, that my kids actually enjoy doing.

All the free one's I've found so far are geared more towards adults, and are pretty boring.

I finally managed to google the right keywords apparently (I'm not the best googler!), and found this:

There are songs, and silly charachters, and my kids actually ASK to do typing!

I'm one of those people that is big on penmanship, and believe me my girls work on that too....but typing is one of those must have skills, and the earlier they learn the easier life is. And, it's they ask to do it. Win, Win, WIN!