For family night, think about gathering your family together and create a list of family guidelines you want to strive to live by. I say strive, as they are goals to reach for and we all know that on any given day, someone in the family is out of whack or the day just doesn’t go well. Chin up… tomorrow is a new beginning. (Note: Hence the Fight and Forgive on the list). Family life can be messy, but we are in this together and there is no place we would rather be. Think of this as a living, breathing document and as you hold family councils, look at the list you have created and add or subtract items, depending upon your needs. Every family is different with our own unique set of strengths and weaknesses… print out your list and have everyone in the family sign and frame it ! Find it here
Have a wonderful day! Brenda
You guys, summer is here! I love the freedom that summer time brings. If you are like me, you are SO ready to relax! This mama is TIRED and ready for a break! Maybe it’s the heat, or maybe it’s the lack of routine, but something about summertime just makes me want to do a whole lot of nothing.
Of course, doing a lot of relaxing can be a good thing, and is occasionally vital and necessary. However, I often find myself in a bit of a rut during summer. For me, the problem boils down to becoming too relaxed, in all areas of my life. Like I said, I am TIRED and just plain burned out. I feel like I deserve a break. I’m not alone in this, right?
The answer for me is knowing that I need to be more deliberate in my daily choices. In his latest conference address, President Monson said, “It has been said that the door of history turns on small hinges, and so do people’s lives.” There are many things that I need to be more deliberate about. To help motivate me, I have created this PRINTABLE to help remind me of what choices I need to make to be more deliberate in my life. It includes an 8×10 sign, as well as a 4×6 card to write what you would like to be more deliberate about. Honestly, I have a laundry list a mile long to work on (who doesn’t right?), but I am just going to work on one goal at a time. What are some things you need to be deliberate about?
Click Here for this Printable!
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In addition to teaching Gospel Doctrine in my home ward I also have the fabulous job of planning camp for 25 young women this summer. Before I planned a single meal or even decided on a theme, I set my sights on one simple task…creating the perfect printable camp song book.
I’m a big believer in camp songs. I know they seem cheesy and dated but I whole-heartedly believe that teaching a group of girls to embrace ridiculousness for a few minutes has huge power. It loosens them up and helps them let go of their cliques and enjoy a little YW unity.
Of course none of this works if the songs themselves are lame. Kumbuya just won’t do it. You need songs with attitude and spunk. In this book I’ve kept many of the classics like Sippin’ Cider, the Princess Pat and The Banana Song (shown here)
but I’ve also added a few fun new songs like this great YW song set to the melody of ‘Cups’.
In addition to the fun and crazy songs, I’ve also included the lyrics to several hymns so you’ll be all set for devotionals and testimony meetings.
Remember, if any of the songs in the book are unfamiliar, you can find most of the actions and melodies by searching their titles on YouTube (or watching MeckMom.com in the coming weeks).
You can find the fabulous printable song books in the Sugardoodle Etsy Shop. Purchase once for only $4.95 and print as many copies as you need for your ward. Click here to find out more. Happy Camping, everyone!
Summer is in full swing now and many have exciting plans….some of which include family reunions. Today I thought I would share some fun activities you could do with your family (at a reunion, for Family Home Evening or anytime really)!