For the past eight years, my family has delighted in all things Valentine. Well not all things. We've celebrated with intentional, personal, big-hearted traditions that make February full of heart, community, and life.
Volunteer vacations are for families that are looking for an experience that is more than just traveling; a chance to really learn about another culture, get to know the community, and leave the experience with a new global perspective and new friends.
As parents, we naturally feel over-burdened and under-inspired now and then. As the new year approaches, resolve to try these tools for self-renewal. Even better, these same tools can help you raise a house full of change makers!
The holidays can be a lonely time of year for many older people, and the heart-warming acts of kindness and service included here are sure to make someone smile. Even better, these projects just might help your family strike up a new friendship, or deepen an existing relationship.
Our family is moving our introspective celebration of gratitude outward. We're transformingour seasonal giving of thanks into an outpouring of appreciation, kindness, and love for those who help make our lives themselves treasures.
Unless we adopt healthy, intentional habits in our everyday family life,our best efforts at mindfulness will wind up like so many other things on our check lists: multi-tasked into meaninglessness, plowed through quickly, and crossed off before our goal is reached.