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Chore Charts

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I have decluttered and organized every room in the house.  Now I want to keep it clean and organized.  I had a chore chart and I really tried to stay on top of it.  A few days ago I read a blog post about chore apps.  So I decided to go and find one that fit my family.  I have children ranging in age from thirteen to three.  So I needed something that would work with every child.  I also didn’t want to pay a lot.  I decided to try ChoreMonster .  ChoreMonster and Mothership work together.  Mothership lets you customize your child’s chores and rewards.  Landra also works  with Mothership, Landra is for teens only.

These apps track points for you.  It replaced the chore chart completely.  Everyone has done their chores and has done extra work for extra points.  Big win for MOM!  So if you are looking for something  to replace that chore chart check it out! Best part is it is FREE!  Yes it is free!  Got to love that!!!

If you already use a chore app that you love please share your thoughts about it in the comments.   If you decide to try these apps let me know how it works out for you.

Thank you for stopping by.

-Pamela Henry

Organizing tools

It doesn’t cost anything to declutter. Some people like to sale the items and some people like to donate them. Either way it feels good to declutter your space.

Here are a few things I like to use for organizing. Old baby wipe boxes, spaghetti jars, pickle jars, and dishpans.

These are pictures of how I use them in the bathroom. .

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I will get to decluttering the bathroom in a few weeks…..Just wanted to show you some cheap and practical ways to use what you have to organize your space. Organizing doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here I use the dishpans to organize the children’s toys.

I got these dishpans from Walmart for $.96 each. I love using them to organize all of my spaces.

I will be sharing more ideas as we go along.

-Pamela Henry

 

Word of The Year

Drumroll please…….

The Family’s word of the year is…

  1. Focus on the Lord
  2. Focus on our Walk with God
  3. Focus on doing our best
  4. Focus on being kind
  5. Focus on how we spend our time
  6. Focus on being forgiving

There are so many aspects of life we need to refocus on, to zoom in on. Things we need to stop focusing on and put our focus elsewhere.  2018 I want the Henry Clan to zoom in and put their focus on the Lord.  I don’t want us to focus on the chaos around us but to keep our eyes on the Lord.  I want to keep following Him in 2018

-Pamela Henry

Called to Cultivate

Cultivate: to nurture and help grow

As a parent I am called to cultivate.  I am called to nurture, love, and help to my children grow.

I want to cultivate a love for God and godliness in the heart of my children.  I want them to see a love for God in me.  I want them to grow closer to God each day.  I want to help them grow in their own walk with God.

I want to cultivate a love for learning.  I have to admit this is hard.  School is not always fun.  Sometimes they have to do assignments that are not fun and is hard.  I still want them to love learning.  That is why I let them pick out books to read and subjects to learn about.  I want them to seek wisdom and knowledge.  I want them to never stop learning.

I want to cultivate a look for reading.  I am a bookworm and I love reading.  I read anywhere from sixty to seventy books a year.  I always try to encourage my children to read for fun.  I want them to find the joy of finding a good book.

I want to cultivate a love and kindness for others.  I want my children to love others.  I want them to treat others with kindness.  I try to teach them the importance of being kind.  I want to them to show the love of God to others.  I want others to see Christ in them.

I want to cultivate a heart for service.  I do not know what God has planned for their future. I do know that I want them to follow God’s will for their lives.  I want them to have a heart for others.  I want them to help others in need. I want them to help others in need.

I am constantly having to cultivate these things in my own heart and life.  I need to always be growing.

-Pamela Henry

Resolutions (Part 3)

This year I am going to start off with some short term goals.

  1. Write more blog post.
  2. Do more with my YouTube channel.
  3. Get over my fear of putting myself out there on YouTube.
  4. Get more organized in my homeschool.
  5. Get the garage back to where we can park in it.

Yes I do have other goals I want to accomplish.  Some of them are daily goals.

  1. Do not go to bed with a dirty kitchen.
  2. Drink more water.
  3. Get everyone out of the house for a walk, including Callie our dog.
  4. Read my Bible every morning.

I do have some more goals that I want to accomplish but I am going to start off small.  I want to have my goals become my good habits.  I want to add to my goals as I see my other goals being accomplished.

Please share your goals in the comment section. I would love to hear everyone’s goals for 2018….

~Pamela Henry

Resolutions (Part 2)

“I am resolved no longer to linger”

I have found that your goal needs to leave the thought process and become an action.  You have to put action behind your goals.  You have to do something to accomplish them.  You can not stay still and do nothing and accomplish anything.  Action is something you do…..

So what actions are you taking to reach your goal? Did you make a list of your goals?  Did you find an accountability partner?  Did you come up with a plan of action for each goal?  Have you put action to that plan?

Have you decided that no matter what obstacle comes your way you will keep pressing on?  Have you found some determination to see your goals to completion?  Have you got passed your own doubts and fears?  I know that life can throw you off course at times.  I know that obstacles can seem impossible to overcome.  I know that sometimes it feels like you just don’t have enough time and energy to finish, but you can finish……

I love the verse that talks about how I can do all things through Christ.  I love the promises of God about how He will give me strength.  I know that when I am at the end of my rope, and I am ready to quit. He is my strength and He will help me see it through.  I know that it still takes hard work and action on my part.  I have to be doing something.  I have to be working while he is working through me. He will give me strength to labor.  So when you feel like you can’t see that goal through and you are ready to give up remember you can do it.  God will give you strength to finish.