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Author Archive for Mary Croxford

About the Author:

I've been married for 26 years to my best friend and we have seven children from 11 months to 25 years! Our four youngest children are age 3 and under and so I am pretty busy just keeping up with them! I love being a mother!
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Update on the Value Kindness and Friendliness: A Helping Hands Chart Giveaway!

Update on the Value Kindness and Friendliness: A Helping Hands Chart Giveaway!

This month, Megan Stewart and Mary Croxford teamed up to discuss Kindness and Friendliness. As a special bonus, they are giving away a Helping Hands chart from Brite Music! Giveaway details are below!
Update on the Value Respect: Encouraging Respect in our Family

Update on the Value Respect: Encouraging Respect in our Family

We decided that there were many areas we could work on to bring more respect into our home. We all brainstormed a list of different ways and voted on three behaviors that we would especially focus on this month. ALL of our children really got into this activity. It was really heartwarming!
September Wrap Up for the Value Peaceability

September Wrap Up for the Value Peaceability

We really needed to focus on the value this month and it made a big difference. This has turned around their behavior 100%--and they are having fun doing it! And, I love the positive methods involved.
Update on Peaceability: Introducing the Value to Our Family

Update on Peaceability: Introducing the Value to Our Family

September is a great month for this value. It automatically lends itself to the idea of becoming more routine-oriented as we set goals for the school year and begin to put more structure back into our lives. I love the routine we have developed for this month. Not everything is coming off perfectly but, it...
April wrap up for the values "Unselfishness and Sensitivity"

April wrap up for the values “Unselfishness and Sensitivity”

Welcome! If you are new to this area of the website, we are so glad you stopped by and want to invite you to share with us any ideas that you have or things you have done with your own family as you teach the monthly value. We can learn so much from each other!...
Self Reliance = Self Esteem

Self Reliance = Self Esteem

Boy, Megan’s article was outstanding, giving great ideas for this wonderful and very important value of self reliance. We feel so much the same regarding this that I will not re-write the concepts, although I want to add a couple of other thoughts. When I was a young mother, I was so eager to help...