Busy & Bribery

The last few weeks have been very busy!! Two weeks ago we went down to my parents’ house and helped them pack and move back up here.. we also helped them unpack and settle in quite a bit over the next few days. Over that weekend, I watched my sister in law walk across the stage as she graduated with her Master’s Degree. Yay! This past week we worked on staying busy with our school and getting our house back in order from all the traveling and back and forth and running around. We still have six more weeks of

MPM & Monday Meanderings January 19th, 2009

I used to participate in Monday Meanderings back when Tiany at Less of Me, More of Him used to do this regularly. I don’t think she does this anymore, but I’m going to be returning to this habit, for this week at least, to try to organize my thoughts and intentions for the coming week ahead. Let’s see how it works, shall we? 1.) Bible Study: Reading through my chronological bible in the mornings. This means I need to, you know, GET UP in the mornings. To read it. It sort of works that way. Other Study: Reading through my

How to Beat The Summer Heat

It’s that time of year again. SUMMER! Swimming pools, outdoor fun, and higher temperatures. It gets pretty hot here in central Texas and also in our house which doesn’t have particularly good air conditioning (like 90 degrees inside sometimes!) Last year we devised a way to make it through the hot afternoons, and it seems it’s time to switch back to the same summer schedule as before. 1.) First off, we need to do the bulk of our chores in the morning, before it gets so hot that we don’t want to lift a finger. We can do school after

Using Lists With Task-Oriented Kids

I like lists. I make lists for everything. Apparently I have passed this affinity on to my six year old daughter. Often, she drags her feet through household chores, certain parts of her school work, running errands, etc. She constantly asks me (at the end of the day) “What are we doing tomorrow?”, (in the morning) “What are we doing today?”, and (throughout the day) “What are we doing after this?” With a list, she is eager to read what we are going to do, to go check the list to see what is next, and sometimes it makes getting