Hope your holidays were lovely and memorable.
It's Monday, and we try to make all of our Mondays lovely and memorable by observing a tradition of our own: Family Home Evening.
Oh, yes, our family nights are often messy and disorganized, and all too often they devolve into a morass of movies and munchies, but we're all in the same room, and that has to count for something, right?
Here's the planner I use to try to impose at least a modicum of organization on our family nights: fhe.lds.org. The site suggests activities and lesson topics, artwork and an actual fill-in-the-blanks planner for organizing family home evenings.
Share some FHE tips of your own by clicking the Comments link, and I promise not to put you in charge of conducting the opening song.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
It's finals week for the college kids, and they're frantically dashing off papers and sitting exams. Mom's helping the essay writers, natch', by being harder on them than their own English professors would be. And I'm insisting that their papers reflect perfect MLA style.
My go-to place for online MLA style arguments: The MLA style guide page from the OWL at Purdue. It's just one of dozens of OWL writing resources that every parent of a high school- or college-aged student should have available.
Honestly, how often do we get to prove we're smarter than our teenagers?