This is an exciting time of year! And sometimes that excitement, left unchanneled, can wreck havoc on your sanity. If you’re finding that the nervous energy in your house is being directed into whining, fighting, or general destruction, consider ways you can redirect that energy in positive, productive ways. To paraphrase from my e- book, it isn’t enough to tell children to STOP what they’re doing. To be more effective, you need to give them things they CAN do. It’s like trying to stop water from running down a hill. You can’t just tell it to stop, or even try to force it to stop with a dam – it eventually runs over the top. But you can dig a ditch, a channel, to move it in a more constructive direction.
We’re crossing our fingers, hoping for a white Christmas this year. Looks like we may end up with rain instead. (We may just have to head for the mountains!) For those of you with plenty of the white stuff in your local forecast, you might want to try this fun recipe for ice cream. The main ingredient: Fresh, fluffy snow! (Taken from this post appearing last year.)
We went on one of my favorite fall outings today! Armed with a great book, some craft supplies, and a pile of snacks, we headed up the canyon near our house to explore fall in one of its best displays!
I’ve mentioned before how much I love fall! It may be my favorite season!(My condolences to those of you living in less seasonal areas. Though you can remind me how nice 70 degrees feels when I’m buried in snow for three months.) I’ve linked before to some of my favorite fall activities, but I’ve come across some new favorites over the last little while, and wanted to share them all here!
Part of what makes fall so magical is that you know it won’t last forever! This article at Life as Mom reminds us to take advantage of those fabulous fall traditions before it’s too late!
Even though our air conditioner is still running, I know fall has nearly arrived. I really think it is my favorite season (in spite of the fact that two of my pregnancies began in the fall and I still associate that first brisk day with a hint of nauseousness).