January 8, 2016
Happy 2016! I pray this year will be filled with lots of moments and memories where God gets all the glory!
Our family started the year celebrating! Our son received his law enforcement badge at a beautiful ceremony. His beautiful wife pinned his badge onto his new sheriff uniform, and the crowd applauded! We are so proud of his accomplishment. Now begins more mama prayers…Lord, please keep him safe as he serves our community!
We are eight weeks away before HTHL begins our trek to 17 homeschool conventions. Check out HTHL’s 2016 Convention/Speaker Map and Schedule! We hope to see all of you!. Will we be driving by your neighborhood? Forrest and I would love to have coffee with you! Send us an email!
Weekly Writing Tips
Life Applications of the Writing Process
Did you know the parts of the Writing Process have real-life applications in many areas of life? Let’s explore how we can apply each step.
Let’s look at the first step, Brainstorm!
Life Application: The brainstorming techniques used in the writing process are the same techniques used by many businesses to aid in problem solving. Companies use these techniques to jolt “out of the box” thinking and spur on creativity. They are also used in professional marriage/family counselling to help struggling couples work as a team to solve issues. Consider using brainstorming techniques when you are trying to solve a problem in your home. Remember, the goal in brainstorming is to gather as many ideas as possible. Count every idea as a win. I know brainstorming can get a little crazy, but your enthusiastic participation will create a safe place for everyone to share ideas. There is something satisfying and rewarding when ideas are shared. In your life, where can you apply the techniques of brainstorming?
Next week…we’ll look at the Make a List step!
Home to Home Blog
Life’s tough trials affect children as well as adults. Writing can be an avenue to process difficult situations. Recently, an HTHL mom shared her son’s experience with me. Their family survived an EF5 tornado. Yes, scary! I can’t imagine. Click over to Six Ways You Can Help Your Child Heal Through Writing to learn how she helped her son write about his experience.
Blog in the Making: January 20, 2016
In the next Home to Home blog.. Yup! It’s gonna be big! Children’s author, Brock Eastman and HTHL are teaming up to announce a writing contest for students. We’ll post the details on the 20th!
Blessings! We hope you have a wonderful week homeschooling and enjoying the Christmas Season! If you need help with our writing program, send us a support ticket. If you just want to ask me a question, click ASK BETH. You could win an HTHL tea/coffee mug!
Beth Mora & The Here to Help Learning Team
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