Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute Friday: Focus

Friday, September 14, 2012

Another Friday - a Friday that is leading to a super busy birthday weekend at my home. None-the-less taking five minutes to just let my brain write whatever comes is a welcome excuse to sit down!

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Five Minute Friday

The alarm clock goes off and I snuggle in deeper into my cozy bed. I have no desire to get up and start the day. However that alarm does wake up my brain and that darn thing starts lining up all the things that I have to do. Of course the next moment starts the feeling of overwhelming dread. All the more reason to snuggle in deeper.

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Alas, the moments of ignoring the alarm are short because the little ones in my house do not yet truly understand the loveliness of a cozy bed - and so starts the race of the day. A million little things start happening the moment my toes touch the wooden floor. My mind has to be sharp, focused on the little things - not to mention not stepping on the million of little cars lying as traps to break a limb on.

As the morning hours pass my brain is exhausted and my body quickly follows.

Then comes nap time for my kiddos... usually I take the time to also grab an extra 30 minutes of sleep. But on the days I open the Book and all my focus to zero in on Him, the energy that seeps back into my body and brain is indescribable. That focus - focus on the Words in front of me and focus on keeping all other thoughts silent for a short period of time - provides more energy that any cup of coffee or 30 minute nap. That focus is life.

American Sign Language

Sign Language ABC & Cozy Book Hop

Thursday, September 13, 2012

One the best things about books for kids is that they often teach multiple lessons at one time. Of course when I can use them as a teaching tool with multiple purposes I love them even more.

Recently I've been enjoying Sign Language ABC a Sesame Street book with Linda Bove as I teach my youngest sign language and review the alphabet with my preschooler. It is a two-in-one story time, and both of my boys think it's the best book ever!

Sesame Street Sign Language ABC with Linda Bove (Pictureback(R))
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The book shows the signs for each letter of the alphabet, one letter at a time. Each letter also has at least three additional signs to help reinforce the letter.

Sure it's a simple easy little read, but such a wonderful tool!


And now it's time for another book hop!   I can't wait to see what you all have to share!

Please link up any and all posts related to reading, or books. I love to hear about all kinds of books from baby's first book, to grandma's reading lists.

Also if you could grab a button, or link back that would be great.

Get ready - hop!

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Irish blessing

Irish Blessing

Monday, September 10, 2012

These things I warmly wish for you;
Someone to love,
Some work to do,
A bit o' sun, a bit o' cheer,
And a guardian angel always near.

~~ Irish Blessing

Pictures of Ireland: Green Tunnel
© Copyright Hauke Steinberg
Just a little something that makes me smile when I hear it - hope you enjoy it this week!

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