Inspiring Grit Part 1

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By Heather McMillan Grit is the inner determination to never give up. To rise again after a fall. To fight to the end. Even children can have grit. They need it to get through school and navigate peer pressure. Sadly, some kids face “real life” too soon, and a greater need for grit surfaces. For […]

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One Shining Moment Part 2

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A few more thoughts on Contentment by Heather McMillan Have you ever noticed that moments are fleeting? They don’t last. Good ones go away, and bad ones can’t stay. They are ever rushing by. One after another. Even when there is a string of similar ones in a row, they are still passing. Being content […]

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Creativity powered by Contentment

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December, and more specifically the Christmas season, gives us the MOST concentrated opportunity for practicing contentment than any other time of year. I want so many things! Especially Christmas decorations. I want to go all white…so that means completely starting over. But I want them to have meaning too…not just a bunch of things thrown […]

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One Shining Moment Part 1

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Thoughts on Contentment The winter weather in Texas is beautiful. Bright skies, cold brisk air. I jumped in my car the other day to make a grocery run. Within a few seconds, the heater was roaring at full speed, my sun glasses were perched on my nose, and I was cranking up the Christmas music.  […]

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Breaking BOSSY (Teaching Kids to Lead)


How-To Guides

I was not the first born in my family, but I was the first girl, and needless to say, I had a great affection for running the household. One of my special skills was making chores fun so my siblings would agree to do them with me (Or for me? Maybe. Sometimes.) I adored my little […]

February 7, 2017

Prayer Jars


How-To Guides, Parenting with Faith

I couldn’t survive this life without God. I know He is real, present, and active in my life. I want my kids to develop the skill of asking Him for help, and watching for the miracles He does in ordinary life…then thanking Him well. I was homeschooled when I was a child and we had […]

February 7, 2017

Kindness Leads


Virtue Reflections

  The minute I saw her I was wary. I was just a girl walking into the hallway of my kindergarten class, getting my daily folder out of my cubbie. She was new. A petite girl with lots of curly blond hair, smiling and chatting with my best friend. I suddenly saw my plan of spending recess […]

February 6, 2017

Perseverance is My Super-Power


Virtue Reflections

It’s a new year! If you are like me, you have dreams you want to live. Things you want to accomplish. But very often annoying hindrances get in the way. My personal biggie is my health. I have a kidney transplant that is plugging away at 22% function, I’m a cancer survivor and recently, I […]

January 7, 2017

How-To Guide: Virtue Flash Cards


How-To Guides

The Virtue Flash Cards are full color, delightfully illustrated cards perfect for introducing, memorizing and reviewing the language of Virtue. They come complete with games that your whole family can play together.Tuck them in your bag and carry them everywhere you go…from the kitchen table to the mini-van! They are a convenient way to make sure the […]

December 17, 2015

Confessions of Joey’s Bully


Virtue Reflections

I am just sitting here wondering…would there be bullies if we taught character? Bullying is a systemic problem. It ranges from the trifling to the atrocious, but I challenge you to poll children of any age, race, gender, socio-economic status, or family structure. I believe you will find children who are bullied and children who […]

December 10, 2015

How-To Guide: The Three Rules Poster


How-To Guides

This poster is a sanity-saver for parents and teachers and parents who are teachers! Every classroom or home instruction you already use can find its place under one of these three rules. They are based on the three most important Virtues that a child needs to know. The Kids of VirtueVille are pictured next to each […]

December 3, 2015