"You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” Deuteronomy 6:7
We are about to move out of the "when you rise up" portion of our Deuteronomy verses about teaching our kids God's Word and ways all the time....but I want to leave you with a few more links about the morning before we do.
I have always loved our morning schedules. Not because they were so regimented or so early--but because everybody always knew what to expect. I like to say that for twenty-eight years, we have done nearly the exact same thing for the first two hours of every weekday--year round. There is something comforting (and less chaos producing) to know what the schedule or routine will be.
I guarantee instant improvement in your day when you look at the first block of time of each day and get it how you want it. (No, the time will not always be the same; the exact order might change a bit (devos then breakfast; chores then devos...)...but the framework will be in place for a successful day.
1. Doing most important chores first: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2011/01/daily-habit-7-do-most-important-chores.html
2. The day starts the night before--two posts beginning here: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/08/day-224-organizationpersonal.html
3. A few morning routine posts start here: http://positiveparenting3-6-5.blogspot.com/2010/01/day-eighteen-develop-morning-routines.html
For more on morning organization, devotions, etc., go to blogspot, go to the index, and look under organization, schedules, devotions, faith teaching...