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In This House, We Will Giggle ❴Epub❵ ❧ In This House, We Will Giggle Author Courtney Defeo – What do indoor picnics and funny face contests have to do with loving JesusMore than you realize As a mom in the throes of parenting Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts What do indoor House, We PDF/EPUB ç picnics and funny face contests have to do with loving JesusMore than you realize As a mom in the throes of parenting Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter not lecture That In This Epub / perspective propelled her to create this idea packed book in which she offers motivating reflections real life stories and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids’ hearts toward God  Each chapter focuses on one This House, We ePUB ↠ virtue that is key for developing your child’s character Along with insights into how this virtue plays out in the nitty gritty of life Courtney includes a memory verse activity ideas and discussion uestions to reinforce that virtue throughout the month Here you’ll find a full year of ways to draw your children closer to God through delightful antics like Family Olympics One Fancy Feast and Light ’Em Up  In This House We Will Giggle shows you how to capture the hearts of your children through fun—so that they experience the goodness of Christ the joy of following Him and the difference they can make in the lives of others Water balloons not included.

10 thoughts on “In This House, We Will Giggle

  1. K White K White says:

    I think a lot of Christian parenting books give great conceptual topics I walk away with big takeaways like give them grace use the Bible in discipline and encouragement be consistent help them learn how to think and make choices But I usually put the book down with this huge concept that is tricky to apply in the day to day trenches of parenting This book is the perfect blend of big takeaways yet also just practical day to day application fun activities memory tools etcThis book covers 12 virtues like humility joy generosity patience respect and and boils them down to a easy way to teach them to our kids and not just through a boring lecture on being generous but a kid friendly definition memory verse and fun activities and study to do as a family around that virtue I have read every page of the book and came away with a new excitement in my role as a mom a new found urgency and importance to make this crucial learning fun and applicable to my kids and an easy attack plan of how to do it Love this book

  2. Stephanie Rollins Stephanie Rollins says:

    This is both a practical book and an inspiration book For those of us who like order uiet and routines having a house of children can be uite a change This book will help with that transition There are Bible verses examples short stories and prayers in each section There are sections on the topics of joy love forgiveness faith patience perseverance respect responsibility service humility gratitude and generosity This book will be great to refer back to as your children grow up It will also make a great gift for a baby shower or for a struggling parent

  3. Julius Julius says:

    Courtney DeFeo's new In This House We Will Giggle Making Virtues Love Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life is a real gem It's a wildly practical book filled with parenting wisdom for forming and transforming the character of our children in explicitly Christian ways DeFeo writes I'm convinced we can let loose and enjoy our family even as we're teaching profound principles for life p 6 And that conviction pervades throughout the book She deals with twelve different virtues in each of the chapters Joy Love Forgiveness Faith Patience Perseverance Respect Responsibility Service Humility Gratitude and Generosity Each chapter concludes with particular helps for parents that cover each of these virtues I often struggle to provide advice for parents that is age appropriate But DeFeo cuts to the core and offers joyful and loving wisdom that respects children as children It's an easy book to read I finished it in just a couple of hours But make no doubt about it In This House We Will Giggle is a book parents and ministers will come back to again and again It's a real treat But than that it's a real treasure given to others I received this book free from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest review

  4. Susy *MotherLambReads* Susy *MotherLambReads* says:

    35 🌟 Great practical examples how to giggle w your kiddoes Easy listen

  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    Let me get to the pointLOVE the title LOVE the subtitle “Making Virtues Love Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life” AND LOVE the cover design for Courtney DeFeo’s book In This House We Will Giggle Therefore I was really excited to read this book I DEFINITELY want giggles in our home Through love and laughter each of the chapters focus on teaching a different virtue The virtues included are joy love forgiveness faith patience perseverance respect responsibility service humility gratitude and generosity DeFeo presents the option of focusing on one virtue each month of the year starting with Joy in January through Generosity in December This is a great way to not feel overwhelmed but give your family time to really learn about practice and embrace each virtue The chapters include a section called “catch phrase forthe virtue a memory verse for the month a kid friendly definition for the virtue uestions to discuss a Bible story to read from The Jesus Storybook Bible activity ideas and I started reading the book around the end of January so I didn’t want to rush to start it in January However I loved how some of the virtues go very well with the holidays of a few of the months such as Love in February Gratitude in November and Generosity in December Therefore I decided to start implementing the monthly virtue focus in order but starting in February with the second chapter Love Letting Concern for Others Guide Our Behavior We’ll go back to January at the end Don’t want to miss Joy When the Reality of Life Meets a Heart of Gladness The kids have totally jumped on board doing chores for each other writing notes It’s been a sweet family experience so far and we are just starting I’ll close my review with some good uestions from the heart of In This House We Will Giggle by Courtney DeFeo“Our home and the environment we create within our family sets up the impression our kids will have of faith and God Will they believe Jesus loves only well behaved model children or will they know He loves them just as they are? Will they see the Christian life as a series of rules to be followed or will they follow Jesus because they’ve learned from us what it means to love Him and find joy in being with Him?”’ pg 5I received this book from Blogging for Books for an honest review

  6. Yonasan Aryeh Yonasan Aryeh says:

    This book as indicated by the subtitle is about making virtues love and laughter a daily part of your family life With rave reviews by Sandra Stanley Lauren Tomlin and Holly Furtick this book sets out to annihilate the destructive family lifecycle of tension and stress and replace it with joy and happiness The author meets a worthy challenge taking the current reality of the American family and the common snapping at children for being well children and transforming it into the dream model everyone imagines life with be like raising kids before they actually have kids themselves Truth be told this is a lesson that my family needs and I am sure plenty of other families religious or not need as well Each chapter starts with a virtue to review and a memory verse that focuses on that virtue along with lesson material for that month's study anecdotes references etcThe chapters review joy love forgiveness faith patience perseverance respect responsibility service humility gratitude and generosity Each chapter includes an activity at the end to apply the lessons learned Each chapter or virtue is designed to have a whole month dedicated to it resulting in the full application of this book taking a full year to complete The author intentionally points out that while there are anecdotes to be shared the book is not a book of parenting insights but rather a regurgitation of scriptural truth Also throughout the book there are sixty activities listed based off one of the virtues designed to elicit giggles from the family Overall the content is engaging and relevant Practical yet interactive the author did and excellent job at approaching each virtue from a biblical perspective and addressing it appropriately and with actual measurable outcomes in a way The book is great for families looking to lighten up as well as families that need some inspiration to maintain a proper silliness level Great for dads and moms alike I found this book informative and helpful for me and I am sure that my wife will as well Definitely worth checking out for sure Disclosure I was contracted to write an honest review in exchange for a copy of this book All opinions and comments stated therein are mine and do not reflect any opinions of the author or publisher unless specifically mentioned otherwise

  7. Katie M. Reid Katie M. Reid says:

    Since intentional mothering is something I aspire to—yet often fall short in—it was refreshing to read Courtney’s practical and grace based handbook on the subjectEach chapter focuses on a virtue like Joy Forgiveness and Respect and gives simple ideas to incorporate it into hearts and home for the month My favorite aspects are the definitions and catch phrases that Courtney provides to help children understand and remember each virtueFor example the definition for forgiveness is “erasing a wrong with love” Some of the catch phrases are “When we chose to restore a relationship instead of keeping track of wrongs we show great love” or “Our choices affect others” or “Everyone makes mistakes Should we hold on to anger or be uick to forgive?”Courtney provides clear and encouraging guidance for building character into your children in fun easy and lasting waysSome of my favorite uotes from the bookI realize the idea of deliberately designing opportunities to teach virtues in a meaningful way can sound less like fun and like yet another item for your never ending to do list As a mom of two little girls I understand where most parents are sitting today We are wiped out yet yearning for The urgent is pushing out important things What matters in the next ten minutes is pulling us away from what will matter in ten years” Courtney DeFeo We Will Giggle pg 9“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least” Goethe We Will Giggle page 9Pick up this practical grace filled toolkit and start changing the atmosphere of your home as you teach little hearts of His loveThank you Courtney for this valuable resource that is helping families giggle grow and get serious about the things that will matter ten years from nowI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review via Blogging for Books

  8. Joy Joy says:

    After reading this book here is my take away Do I pick up a book every now and then to use its suggestions? Do I toss up an occasional prayer and hope my family exhibits crucial virtues like forgiveness generosity gratitude joy respect that I say we are after? I'd actually like myself and our whole family to BE these things Not once not when we are trying to be good but part of who we are Hey look at this subtitle Making Virtues Love and Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life Yes That is what I pray for What I'm after So I bought itI know in my heart we must practice These virtues don't come naturally at least in my family and I bet to most of us humans That is why Courtney's book is so wonderfully written as well as laid out for me and my family It is not a list of a suggestions to go to when I feel down about behaviors That kind of book may result in a one time behavior change In This House We WIll Giggle is written as of a plan that is DO able aimed toward heart change harder but worth it The book takes my mind and fires up the things that are already bonking around in there organizes them into manageable pieces for me as well as practicable pieces for children I wish we could go right to everything but they can't practice all 12 virtues at once so we CAN work on one a month without using the word practice or work As the book claims each month's suggestions really are FUN and with materials you likely already have and zero pressure to make anything look show worthy It's all about the end heart result I'm so glad it came out in November when we can so easily skip over right to Christmas we need to work on instilling gratitude to combat all the gimmes Here we goI do think this book is best for those caring for children of any age but actually practicable for kids 2 and older

  9. Alicia Bayer Alicia Bayer says:

    I was able to read an ARC of this book through Net Galley and reuested it since I have always worked to give my own five kids a magical childhood and love the idea of a book about making laughter a daily part of our family life I didn't realize by the title or cover that this is first and foremost a book specifically designed to teach children about Christian virtues related to scripture God and Christ This is not a negative thing of course but readers should know it in advance in case this does not match with their religious views or what they're looking for in the book Religious teachings are part of nearly every paragraph of the book so this would not be a good fit for families who follow other faiths or are not religiousThe author gives lighthearted ideas for ways to play and be silly focused around 12 virtues like joy forgiveness faith and humility Each chapter is interspersed with activities like playing dress up in parents' clothes from other eras rubbing a balloon on their hair to make it stand up playing catch the flag seeing who can be tickled with a feather for the longest without laughing etc The ideas are suitable for families with young children Each virtue is designed to be covered in one month with a few ideas on ways to incorporate it during that month There are 60 ideas total such as #51 I Spy Gratitude where family members take turns saying I spy with my little eye something God gave me and I am grateful and then they take turns guessing what the person is thinking ofThe book is short lighthearted and encouraging with a fun format that is likely to be great for Christian families looking to put a little joy in their homes

  10. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    Life seems to get in the way of fun most times Being a mom is hard and sometimes it's just too easy to get bogged down by all the work and not have enough playI knew I needed In This House We Will Giggle by Courtney DeFeo Making virtues love laughter a daily part of your family life A reminder to make every moment count is often neededWhat I like best about this book is that it is broken down into 12 different partsone chapter for each month Instead of reading through a book and forgetting half of what is said this book can be gone back to time and time again throughout the year to bring a little happiness into your homeEach chapter focuses on one virtue I will use November as an example The theme this month is Gratitude There is a memory verse definition of the verse Bible verses to read uestions for family discussion such as What are some signs that someone has an ungrateful heart? a pray to say aloud an activity to do together and several helpful hints on how to teach gratitude to the family throughout the month It really is a month long project that should end up bring happiness joy and fun into your homeOther topics include joy love forgiveness faith patience perseverance respect responsibility service humility and generosity I also like that this book applies to all age ranges Some projects are good for teens some for elementary age and some for toddlers The whole family can learn and grow togetherDisclaimer This book was given to me in exchange for my honest opinion by Blogging for Books

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