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Love at Home

September 15, 2016

love-at-home-blog-15-of-21Our family goal slash resolution for September is to show an increase of love at home. As silly as it may sound to make a milk carton house to collect acts of love, it’s actually working for us. To explain a little more: every Monday night we reinforce that month’s theme with a lesson or fun activity. The first week we introduced the concept, role-played different scenarios in which love was or wasn’t expressed (cutting remarks vs words or affirmation, selfishness vs thoughtfulness, arguing vs resolutions, serving others and being helpful etc). With each category discussed we glued a design element on our house until it was completely decorated. Then we made a goal of earning 100 hearts by the end of the month. 100 hearts? Heck no, I didn’t cut that many! ha! We have about 30 or so and add up the total on Sunday and start over each Monday at 0. The running totals from each week are recorded on a little notecard inside of the house. Regardless of the specific goal, there’s always a way we track our progress so we can gauge how we’re doing. Good intentions are just wishful thoughts without accountability, right? So anytime someone is caught expressing love in one form or another he or she can put a heart into our house. Likewise, anytime the opposite happens (a’hem arguing, talking back, fussing, etc) a heart is removed. We’ve been amazed at everyone’s ability to show more restraint and consciously look for ways to be more loving. After all, someone once said, “A home decorated with love is a beautiful place to be.”love-at-home-blog-5-of-21sbs1 love-at-home-blog-6-of-21love-at-home-blog-9-of-21instructionslove-at-home-blog-10-of-21sbs2

7 Comments

  • Reply Michelle September 16, 2016 at 2:13 am

    So cute! Love this!

  • Reply jenedy September 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Love this idea! Totally stealing it.

  • Reply Andreanne September 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    What a wonderful idea. Working on your family should be a priority for everybody. Love this!

  • Reply ASHLEY September 19, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Such a cute idea Missy! xoxo

  • Reply Elizabeth September 27, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Fantastic idea!!!

  • Reply Joi September 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I love how well rounded and relatable your posts are. Totally stealing this uses ?
    Xo

  • Reply Heather February 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I love this idea! We definitely need to try this at our house! I am always having to remind to use nice words and be kind.

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