Tuesday

52 Weeks To Fortify Your Family *GIVEAWAY*

This year our family has started the new year with a renewed focus on studying the scriptures together. With children from the age of 12 down to 1, it can be difficult to find a way to strengthen and uplift everyone at the same time. Not to mention, hard to find a time when everyone will sit and listen.

After much thought, we decided that right after dinner was the best time for us. (While everyone is already sitting at the table). And thanks to Nicole Carpenter, we have found a new approach that has made the first month of scripture study a fantastic experience for our family.


52 Weeks is a theme-based approach to daily deotionals for Latter-day Saint families. The book offers an assortment of topics from kindness and citizenship to prayer and repentance. 

Each week has a different topic and then each day of the week has a message already prepared for you. Scriptures and quotes are included. BUT....it is not overwhelming. Last week our family talked about Happiness. We love being able to talk about things for 7 days. It allows us to really cover the topic. And it lets our children think about things each day. 

Another thing I love about the book is the section at the back that focuses on holiday devotionals. Love and Valentine's Day, Easter and the Atonement, our Nation and Independence Day, Fear and Halloween, Graitude and Thanksgiving and the Nativity and Christmas. The perfect way to keep the spirit in the holidays, year round.

"52 Weeks to Fortify your Family" has completely changed our families scripture study experience. It has taken so much stress out of it for my husband and I. And our children love sitting around the table after dinner and talking. They grab the book each night and bring it to the table with willing hearts and minds. Your family will LOVE this book.  

"52 Weeks" is already a #1 bestseller on Amazon. If you want your own copy you can grab one online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or in Desert Book or Seagull Book. 

You can enter to win your own Autographed Copy of "52 Weeks" RIGHT HERE!

The giveaway will end in one week, on Tuesday February 3rd. 

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Thursday

Christmas SALE!-Family Fun Friday Book!!!!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

As a thank you for all your support and friendship, Family Fun Friday Game and Activity Book (pdf version) is on SALE for $4.99, from now until Christmas. That's 50% OFF. Featured on KSL Studio 5, The Matt Townsend Show, and numberous blogs and websites, families rave about Family Fun Friday's.

$4.99 for over 90 pages of unique fun for your family. And remember, most games and activities use supplies that are already in your home and are perfect for families with members of all ages. Even your little ones and your teenagers will not only be able to play, but they will WANT TO PLAY!

The sale is for the digital download which is perfect because it means you will have your book and all the amazing games and activities in time for your holiday celebrations with family and friends.

Family Fun Friday's has never been sold for this price, so grab it quick and start playing with your family TODAY.

Click here, or click on the red BUY THE BOOK tab at the top right of the page. Simply choose the pdf download version of the book and enter familyvolleyfun in the Discount Code box in the bottom left corner of the screen and the book is all yours.

You and your family are going to love playing together!


Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt - Happy Halloween

Tonight is the night! The costumes are ready and the kids have laid them out at the foot of their beds. We will be trick-or-treating with Maleficent, Doc McStuffins, A French Artist, Steve Jobs, and a little 10 month old flower. The kids are excited, and I am still in awe that it is the end of October.

Twice a month I have the chance to post over at TheIdeaRoom.net. If you haven't stopped by, you MUST. Amy has the most amazing, fun, projects, Printables, holiday fun on the net. Plus, she is one of the most amazing women I have met.

This Week I shared a Family Halloween Scavenger Hunt with her readers. I know it is something your family will love to. Simply print it out and take it with you as you go trick or treating tonight. Your whole family will love it!

We are going to use it for our 3 year old, who will trick or treat, but likes to take her time, and will ask to get in the stroller after about an hour. It will be around that time that she is looking for something to do, and this Scavenger Hunt will be the perfect way to keep her occupied will her older siblings keep knocking doors.

I hope you and your family can use it tonight also.

Happy Haunting.

Tell me, who are you trick-or-treating with tonight?


Bed Wetting Help!

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There is hope that this sponsored post for GoodNites*TRU-FIT* machine washable underwear, will make life easier for families dealing with bedwetting.

When my husband and I started our family, we tried to consider many of the challenges we might face. Despite our preparation, bedwetting was not a challenge we anticipated. Only one of our children has dealt with bed wetting, but we quickly learned that it was not just physically draining, but emotionally draining too!

According to a GoodNites® brand study, it is estimated that 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4 and 12 (in the US) suffer from bedwetting. Also know as nocturnal enuresis. We might think that bedwetting doesn't affect other areas of our children's lives, but the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that psychologically, children who wet the bed do not want to participate in fun activities, such as sleepovers, because of their fear and embarrassment. And, before you think your child is the "only one", know that bedwetting is a fairly common condition.

Kids wet the bed for many different reasons. The first, and most important thing to remember if we have a child who wets the bed, is that we have to be patient. We should never punish our children if they wet the bed, or shame them if it happens. Threatening and demeaning is also out of the question. They are not doing it on purpose.

For me, the best way to avoid the negative thoughts and frustrations, especially amongst the extra laundry every single day, was to put myself in our child's shoes. Yep, I would constantly ask myself how they must feel. Cold, wet, stressed, tired, embarrassed, nervous about parental response, nervous about their friends finding out... the list goes on. These thoughts and understandings made it so much easier to be patient.

We also did the following....

  • Eliminated an excessive amount of liquid within two hours of bed. 
  • Woke our child up and took them to the bathroom right before WE went to bed.
  • Analyzed any physiological stresses they might be dealing with. Like a recent move, a new school, an unsettled family life, divorce...anything that might be taking an emotional toll.
  • Committed to spend more one-on-one time with our child, to strengthen our relationship and to make sure they weren't wetting the bed for attention.
  • Took our child to the doctor to make sure there wasn't a medical condition. 
  • Gave ourselves permission to use protective bedding and protective underwear. Giving myself permission was a big deal. It eliminated shame and blame. It also gave our child the power to "clean" themselves up if they wet the bed. 
If bedwetting is something you are dealing with at your house, don't wait to protect the bed or the pjs. The GoodNites*TRU-FIT* Underwear are a perfect solution.

They are real, machine washable underwear, you can purchase them at Target, and they wash and wear just like real underwear. They have a disposable liner that keeps pj's and sheets dry.


Don't forget to use the 2 dollar off coupon that is "on package."


 Make Bedwetting easier and less stressful on everyone.



This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites* TRU-FIT*.

 




Friday

Studio 5 Today! 1pm MST



Hey Utah Friends, be sure you tune in to Studio 5 on KSL today at 1pm MST. I will be chatting with Brooke about what to do when we disagree with our spouse on parenting decisions.

Great tips to make parenting easier for you and your spouse.

See you at 1.

p.s. If you miss it, I will post the video on FamilyVolley as soon as it is available.

Thanks for watching!


 
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