I posted a blog over at Aussie Homeschool this week:  Homeschool Expectations

 

Here are some of the articles / blogs that I read this week that either encouraged or challenged me:

The best idea I read all week:  Do Nothing Days by Families with Purpose.   We actually plan to do nothing between Christmas and New Year but I like the idea and am going to talk about this as a part of our family calendar for the new year.  Maybe once every 3 months?

Reality Discipline – a reminder that the natural consequences to disobedience are a powerful tool in a parents hand.

In my constant search to find the technique that will help me overcome my lack of self control (LOL)  when it comes to my overlong to-do list!  These tips make so much sense – especially finding 3-5 key things that will move me towards my goals, and secondly not to list more than 6 things a day.  The 5 minutes that will change your life  (and I must add – only if you follow them!!)

A beautiful picture of God’s grace and what should be our response to Him – by Tim Challies, Delighting in Delight

 

And for a bit of fun here is a youtube link to a favourite Australian artist, Colin Buchanan at a Christmas Carols a few years back – he welcomes Santa to Australia – to my readers from overseas – listen carefully and you’ll learn a little about Australia!  We love Colin!!

 

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