Giving Back During COVID-19

There are so many reasons FRS Communications is a proud sponsor of Fit & Able Productions. The most obvious is the unwavering support to the community. When faced with having to cancel event after event to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this incredible nonprofit took the opportunity to highlight the needs of others. I amContinue reading “Giving Back During COVID-19”

Heart Smart Classrooms in a Pandemic Time

In The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning, Dr. Adam L. Sáenz offers a free Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) assessment designed to help teachers increase student academic performance and encourage a more positive classroom experience. There has never been a better time to explore our personality style and vulnerability to stressContinue reading “Heart Smart Classrooms in a Pandemic Time”

The Cross and the Ordinary Man*

This Sunday begins a week at whose center stands the cross, the end of which comes Easter. Being coerced to think about the cross tempts one to insincerity and the danger is unreality instead of reality. The event which this week commemorates was terribly real. The young Prince of Glory, loving life and doubtless prayingContinue reading “The Cross and the Ordinary Man*”

Life at Lee Academy

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Shirille Lee began documenting her time attempting home school through posts on Facebook titled “The Lee Academy for Hardheaded Girls.” Shirille is keeping her humor while ensuring her girls are healthy, happy, and learning during the pandemic. The featured image above is a “before home school” and thenContinue reading “Life at Lee Academy”

April Be Kind Day

It’s official. April Fool’s Day is canceled. In its place, let’s start an April Be Kind Day movement by sharing acts of kindness on social media using #AprilBeKindDay. Instead of online trickery, bad jokes and hurt feelings, we can put kindness everywhere. It’s been about two weeks since life slowed in our home. We’ve beenContinue reading “April Be Kind Day”

The Loneliness of the Cross

As our world is feeling COVID-19 isolation and asked to pray the Lord’s Prayer, I wanted to continue working through Grandpa’s study on Easter sermons. The image with this blog is the cross stitch my Mom created in 1960 from Matthew 6: 9 – 13 and is hanging in our dining room. Grandpa Whit’s messageContinue reading “The Loneliness of the Cross”

Grandpa Whit’s Easter Sermon Series

Looking for peace and comfort, I was drawn back to my Grandpa Whit’s sermon collection with an intention of updating a devotion I started. What a joy it was to discover a file marked “Easter.” It is extraordinary to have this rich body of work to study at time when our world is in needContinue reading “Grandpa Whit’s Easter Sermon Series”

Let’s Get Ready for School

Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten (English and Spanish) Let’s Get Ready for First Grade When it comes to children’s books, I have a little bias towards Stacey Kannerberg. She is a fellow Mom Congress delegate and friend who recently sent me her books to help stock the Little Free Library in our front yard. IContinue reading “Let’s Get Ready for School”

The Badass Girl’s Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators

CJ Scarlet packed “The Badass Girl’s Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators” full of tips and resources to help prepare in the event you are attacked. This is a book to be taken seriously. Read it and then share with others. CJ is a survivor. She found a way to move forward from a rapeContinue reading “The Badass Girl’s Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators”