I saw a little sign once, “Count your blessings, not your stressings!
It’s true that it is easy to think of the things that annoy, irritate and make us angry. Something about our sin nature finds perverse pleasure in remembering the BAD and forgetting the good.
God has numerous reminders in His Word both about remembering and not forgetting. Continue reading “Count Your Blessings!”
Do you need some encouragement today?
I just finished mopping the kitchen floor. Again. There was no fanfare when I finished. No golden certificate dropped out of the sky. The kids didn’t clap. Continue reading ““Be Not WEARY” on a Mundane Mom Day”
Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips
Does noise bother you after a long day of home schooling? Or just after a long day in general? Singing, humming, banging on the pots and pans- sometimes for me it just gets to be too much. Children do learn by repetition but sometimes my nervous system just couldn’t take the noise!
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A child is allowed to sing the same song four times in a row, but if they begin the fifth time the 4 times rule is put into action. They have to choose a different song! This goes with (almost) any repetitive noise. Note: I did have to make some allowances for piano practice. Haha!
These Rule Twins Stay Together:
Don’t be purposefully annoying. Don’t be easily annoyed.
My son just posted the following to my Facebook page:
Growing up we had two rules about being annoying:
“Don’t be purposefully annoying,” and “Don’t be easily annoyed.”
Really works when you apply them to the rest of life too! Thanks Mom! Continue reading “No More Crazy Repetition with 3 Sanity-Saving Tips”