Saturday, January 24, 2015

Book Review: In This House We Will Giggle

What do indoor picnics and funny face contests have to do with loving Jesus?
More than you realize!
As a mom in the throes of parenting, Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter, not lecture. That perspective propelled her to create this idea-packed book, in which she offers motivating reflections, real-life stories, and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids’ hearts toward God. 
Each chapter focuses on one virtue that is key for developing your child’s character. Along with insights into how this virtue plays out in the nitty-gritty of life, Courtney includes a memory verse, activity ideas, and discussion questions to reinforce that virtue throughout the month. Here you’ll find a full year of ways to draw your children closer to God through delightful antics like Family Olympics, One Fancy Feast, and Light ’Em Up.
In This House, We Will Giggle shows you how to capture the hearts of your children through fun—so that they experience the goodness of Christ, the joy of following Him, and the difference they can make in the lives of others. (Water balloons not included!)

My Review:  
I really have enjoyed this book so far and I know I will continue to love it,  It is set up to go over one virtue a month for the year.  There are stories from Courney DeFeo's real life.  She gives you tips and tricks on how you can incorporate and secretly teach these virtues to your family.  I love that it is broken up into months because you don't feel so overwhelmed.  You can pick up at any month or you can seek out a virtue that you think would most benefit your family first.  The virtues or values are the baseline of any well functioning family and child, who will become an adult who has to survive society.  Once those virtues are instilled, fun can be had.  Except that Courtney gives us ways to do them both at the same time!  
  I highly recommend this book to all parents who was great values instilled in their children and who at the same time also want to enjoy their child's childhood.  

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.