Instead of just checking out everyone else’s small sucesses over at Faith and Family Live like I usually do, I decided today I would finally join in! Here are a few small but significant successes I have had recently:
1. We have figured out a really good morning routine that is working much better for getting chores done without me nagging and the kids fussing. Dear M made the suggestion to not allow lids to come off of toy boxes until chores are done and everyone is ready for the day first. Wow, do those chores get done quickly and without a fuss now!
2. Now that my major cutting back of blogging/blog reading during Lent is over, I have started using Google Reader regularly which has cut down so much on the amount of time I spend trying to catch up on my favorite blogs.
3. We have been doing a daily devotion every morning for almost 2 weeks. We’ve been reading an ABC bible verse book that the kids really love to start with and talking about that before we do their lessons for the day. It has really been a great way to set the stage for our table time and things go so smoothly for lesson time after that. It has been great to hear them talk about “hiding God’s word in our hearts” during the day when things happen or come up that relate to something we read or prayed about.