December 30, 2014

Two ways to let the old year improve your new year

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By Kathy Kuhl Now that the festivals are either over or well underway (Christmas Day and Hanukah are over; Kwanzaa and the twelve days of Christmas continue in other homes), many families have relaxed from their holiday busy-ness. You may have a few moments to yourself before homeschooling or school resumes. I recommend a nap. But […]

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December 24, 2014

Enjoy your gifts

by Kathy Kuhl You already have the most valuable gifts. You have your family. Enjoy them. Give thanks for them. Don’t so get tangled in the busy-ness of the holidays that you forget to enjoy them. If illness, poverty, death, guilt, or other sorrows are clouding your days, remind yourself of how you are blessed. […]

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December 17, 2014

6 easy ways music can reduce stress & enrich your homeschool

by Kathy Kuhl Feeling weary? Music is a great stress reducer, and there is no easier time to build music into your day than the holidays. Here are six easy ways to brighten your child’s day with music: Notice good music. When you hear good lyrics, or an attractive or unusual arrangement of a favorite, […]

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December 10, 2014

Which balls will you drop?

by Kathy Kuhl As I encourage parents not to do too much, I find I must practice what I preach. Last week I couldn’t write for this blog, for reasons I can explain soon. But you all have had weeks like this. Let me encourage you to choose to drop some things. Today, for instance, […]

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December 03, 2014

My Top Ten Holiday Resources & a gift or two

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by Kathy Kuhl For a happier, saner, holiday: Instead of Christmas cards, send Easter cards and letters. Enjoy an Advent calendar. I don’t care if it’s a cheap chocolate one from the grocery store, one of the expensive Lego advent sets, or one you make. I’m fond of the traditional cardboard ones from Germany, which […]

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