Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

031: Three Easy Ways to Teach Children the True Meaning of Patriotic Holidays // Brittany Richman and Andrea Reeve, The American Moms

3 Easy Ways to Teach Children the True Meaning of Patriotic Holidays :: The American Moms

Let’s play two truths and a lie about this week’s podcast guests:

  • They are twin sisters.
  • One of them worked on Capitol Hill as the press secretary for two US Senators.
  • One of them worked in the White House in the office of presidential speech writing.

You guessed it…there’s no lie.  All three of those impressive facts are TRUTH.  The moms on today’s episode have very unique life experiences, and they share their knowledge about politics, government, and American history with other moms through their website TheAmericanMoms.com.

On today’s episode, they teach us how to make the upcoming patriotic holidays, particularly Memorial Day and the 4th of July, more meaningful than just a neighborhood pool party.

Don’t miss hearing their insights about making patriotism part of your family culture, and all of their specific ideas and links are below!

 

Show Notes

The American Moms Website: theamericanmoms.com

The American Moms Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theamericanmoms/

App to find historical sites near you, “History Here”: https://www.history.com/history-here

Favorite book series to teach children about historical people: Ordinary People Change the World

A Dozen Books to Get Your Kids Excited about America: http://theamericanmoms.com/12-of-the-best-books-to-teach-patriotism-to-your-children/

Patriotic resource list from the website “Raise the Good:” http://www.raisethegood.com/blog/10-patriotic-movies-for-families

The books I purchased to teach my kids about patriotic holidays:

(These are affiliate links, so if you purchase one of these books, it supports the podcast.  Thank you!)

 

Other Resources from “The American Moms”:

10 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day: http://theamericanmoms.com/meaningful-ways-celebrate-memorial-day-kids/

Teaching My Children What the American Flag Means to Me: http://theamericanmoms.com/lessons-i-hope-my-children-remember-when-they-see-the-american-flag/

12 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Independence Day: http://theamericanmoms.com/meaningful-ways-to-celebrate-independence-day-with-your-kids/

 

Quote from the Episode:

“One might also say that history is not about the past.  If you think about it, no one ever lived in the past. Washington, Jefferson, John Adams and their contemporaries, didn’t walk around saying ‘Isn’t this fascinating living in the past? Aren’t we wearing our funny clothes?’ They lived in the present. The difference is, it was their present, not ours. They were caught up living in the moment exactly as we are, and with no more certainty of how things would turn out than we have.”

David McCullough

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015: Three Valentines Traditions for the Whole Family // Sarah McKenna of Bombshell Bling

Podcast explaining three awesome Valentines Day traditions for the entire family // 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms Podcast

The first Valentines Day that my husband and I were dating, he showed up on my doorstep with flowers and a clue that started me on a scavenger hunt to romantic places all around our college town.

Seven years later, on our first Valentines Day as parents, he showed up on our doorstep with…a toilet plunger.  (You’ll have to listen to the episode to get the full story!)

Yes, becoming parents can definitely affect the romance of Valentines Day a bit–but there’s no reason why this “holiday of love” has to be limited to just you and your spouse.  February 14th can be a day to celebrate family love as well!

In this episode, my amazing sister Sarah McKenna, from the craft blog Bombshell Bling, shares three totally doable and super fun Valentines traditions for the entire family.

1) Secret Cupids: https://www.bombshellbling.com/secret-cupids-valentines-day-family-tradition/

2) Heart Attacks: https://www.bombshellbling.com/heart-attack/

3) Love Letters to your Kids: https://www.bombshellbling.com/mushy-love-letters-a-february-tradition/

 

All three of these traditions can be adapted for little kids up to teenagers, and all of them will bring your family closer together.  I hope you will give at least one of them a try, and let me know at my instagram account: @3in30podcast.

Show Notes

-Sarah’s craft blog: BombshellBling.com

-“32 Ways to Surprise Your Sweetie” by Rachel Nielson: https://www.bombshellbling.com/things-for-hubby-valentines-day/

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010: Simple Holiday Traditions to Connect Generations

How to Create Traditions to Connect Generations

“How are you today, Grampy?”

“Oh the same: old and ugly, but contented.”

This is the opening line of this week’s interview with my 88-year-old grandpa.  You are going to love his personality and spunk, as he shares memories from his childhood Christmases.  My Granny also hops on to talk about what she remembers.  My heart just melts at the sound of their voices, and I am so grateful for all of the Christmas Eves that I spent in their home when I was a child.  (And we are headed there next week!  I can’t wait!)

Listen as I reflect on how to create cherished traditions that your children and maybe even grandchildren will remember, by creating “anchors” every year:

  1. A special food
  2. A meaningful gift
  3. A memorable activity

Stay tuned until the end of the episode to hear about my Christmas gift to you!  I think it will be useful to anyone who is a consistent listener to the 3 in 30 podcast.

Merry Christmas to all of you.  I truly love and appreciate you!

Show Notes

Granny’s Orange Rolls

Tommy Right Game

3in30podcast Instagram

**Get your Christmas present here.**

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009: Protecting our Kids from a Holiday “Soul Fever” // Carrie Thomas Scott, MA LCPC

Protecting our Kids from a Holiday Soul Fever

Though you may never have defined it as  “soul fever” before, all parents have witnessed this malady taking over their children from time to time…when kids have had too much excitement, too little sleep, too much sugar, and too little downtime–and their behavior shows it!

On today’s episode, Carrie Thomas Scott–a licensed professioCarrie-Thomas-Scott_013nal counselor and a mother herself–uses the four pillars of Simplicity Parenting to teach us how to protect our kids from catching a “soul fever” this holiday season.

Listen in for concrete strategies on how to help your children stay balanced and soul-healthy this holiday using these four pillars:

1. Environment

2. Schedule

3. Rhythms

4. Filtering Out the Adult World

Show Notes

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

SimplicityParenting.com

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