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Do you think of your children as "tasks" or hearts?" It's easy to want to cross everything off our daily to-do list. Sometimes we need to consider how our children feel when Mom is busy and distracted.  How often are your children present, but abandoned, in your day?

Saying "This is how I contribute to my family" instead of calling them "chores". Links to FREE Downloadable contribution Chart you can personalize.

Strategy Sandwiches: Use this idea with the book "The Sandwich Swap". Students can either write main idea and supporting details or make a Story Map using all of the sandwich pieces! ~CN

So often in the midst of those dark monotonous days, I found myself wondering if just maybe God had made a major mistake in allowing me to be a mother after all. I had all these expectations and hopes imagining what motherhood and marriage would look like, and what I was experiencing most certainly didn’t seem to match up to any of them.

"Do our children receive our best spiritual, intellectual, and creative efforts, or do they receive our leftover time and talents, after we have given our all to our church calling..."

Customizable Printable - "Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love."

Natural Ear Ache remedy - 1 1/2 cups seat salt in a plain white sock - heated up about 30 seconds and place on ear for ear aches

God gave Adam a job in the garden of Eden. Work is God's idea and it's good. Let's teach our kids the importance of work so they can benefit from it's value, as God intended. Teaching Kids To Work In A Culture That Would Rather Play - by Matthew L Jacobson

I love you MOM!!! With all my heart!! ❤ thanks for everything you do and putting up with me when im wrong ♥ ♥ ♥

I like can think about their feelings and what they or us teachers can do to help make things better for them

Free printable with sight word flash cards. It's a reading game that kids can use to help them learn to read - using their toys.


Allow children to question you. Permit them to disagree. Don't immediately provide them with answers. Promote critical thinking by encouraging discussion. Respect their right to self - governance. Follow the principle of non - agression. Make it as natural as breathing. Nourish their minds. Kiss them as often as they'll permit. One is either free of in chains. Secure their futures by letting go...

There is no way to ... #motherhood #quotes

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Book of Mormon characters: pictures and bios. Perfect for a quiet book during church!

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Easy Homemade Lava Lamps #science #preschool #kids

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Take a picture of your kids each year and make a list of what they enjoy at that moment.