We’ve had a lot going on at our house and on our website this month. So I thought a quick update was in order. We’ve added a potpourri of printables, including Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address (scroll to the bottom of this post to print), some Subway Art for Valentine’s Day, and children’s chore charts (now translated into several different languages).
And our family is hitting milestones left and right, as well. We have a newly-licensed driver, and Azalea Belle, and a toddler who’s sleeping in her own bed now.
Here’s what’s going on at our house these days:
Jennifer has a radio interview with Sue Detweiler this Monday, February 10, at 8PM Central.
Follow this link if you’d like to listen live. It’s an hour-long show, with the second half-hour set aside for fielding callers’ questions at (323)679-0977.
I’d love to hear from some friendlies while we’re on the air, so get your questions ready and join us if you can!
Joseph’s permanent driver’s license arrived in the mail this week. Hooray!
Now he can drive the middles to choir and creative writing on Wednesdays, while Mom stays home with the littles.
Speaking of littles, our youngest (Abby) has slept in her own bed all night for over three weeks now! And very rarely has Mom had to migrate to Abby’s bed to keep her there.
Our little Sleeping-through-the-Night Chart worked like magic.
Rebekah received word yesterday that she’s been selected to serve as an Azalea Belle this year.
That means she’ll get to dress up in an Antebellum ball gown and stand on the lawns of some of Tyler’s lovely historic homes during the three weeks the trails are in bloom this spring: March 21-April 6.
Vacation tip: Spring is a great time of year to visit our beautiful city. And you’ll want to check out all the other Fun Stuff to Do in Tyler while you’re here.
If you’ve not already entered the Romance and Respect Book Bundle Giveaway we are sponsoring over at Loving Life at Home, you’ll want to do that ASAP. Winner will receive free copies of The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance and 25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband.
Update: This giveaway has now ended, but the books are still available for purchase on Amazon and through fine booksellers everywhere.
And here are our latest printables:
Children’s Chores Translations
Would you believe our little Age-Appropriate Chore Chart got over 1.1 million views last month?
The whole concept of assigning children chores is a little more controversial than we realized when we first posted this chart, but the majority of our readers really liked it.
Love Your Wife Subway Art
Doug asked me to create a little subway art for his blog in honor of Valentine’s.
This pic highlights all the suggestions in his still-very-popular post, “25 Ways to Show Love to Your Wife.”
Respect Your Husband Subway Art
Of course, I had to do a matching piece for my own blog, taken from my 25 Ways to Communicate Respect to Your Husband.
Head over to my blog if you’d like to download and print this one.
Doug and I both hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day! Due to his work schedule and a desire to avoid long waiting lines at restaurants, we will likely stick close to the house For a list of inexpensive date-night ideas that fit that bill, check out this post: How to Date a Husband who would Rather Stay at Home.
We have three children with Type 1 Diabetes, and it’s always been a challenge to keep their blood-sugars tightly controlled.
So Doug suggested I make a big chart to post on our refrigerator to help in this endeavor. It’s large enough to see from across the room, so everybody in the family knows how those readings are trending and can make adjustments as needed.
I sincerely hope you never have to deal with this problem, but on the off-chance that you happen to be among the 371 million people who suffer with diabetes worldwide, I thought I’d include a link to this printable diabetes log, just in case it might benefit somebody else, as well.
Last but not least, our kids are memorizing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in honor of President’s Day next week, so I worked up this little printable version for the occasion. Enjoy!