Making Memories and Doing Things for Others

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Are you taking time to make memories with your children? Many of you are in the midst of raising small children, homeschooling, caring for your home, and many more responsibilities.
When was the last time you ditched the lesson plan and did something fun with your children to make memories?
Next week is Valentine’s Day, and this is traditionally a time for sweethearts. I want you to take a minute and think about the widows and widowers in your church or neighborhood.
Is there something you and your children could do to brighten the day for these people who might be lonely?
Over the years, we have done different activities to do something for others on or close to Valentine’s Day. We have made cookies and cards and visited nursing homes. We have sang for the residents, played games, and just visited with them.
We have made cards for elderly family members who do not live near to us, but we mailed the cards to them beforehand. It’s the small things that we do for others that help us make memories as a family.
Children love to be helpers and make things. Channel this energy into blessing someone next week. Valentine’s Day does not have to be just for sweethearts. It can be a way for your family to share love with someone else who might need the encouragement.
Within your family, take time to write something you are thankful for about each person in your home. Encourage small children to participate and write down what they say.
If you have older children who do not live at home any longer, encourage the younger children to send them a card. I love that my children love one another. It is something I have always fostered in them. Strong family ties are important to me.
Take a few minutes today and make some memories and share love with others.
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter empty plastic wrap boxes.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a salad.
Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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