Sunday Post: Peaceful…How to Create a Peaceful Home

Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is PEACEFUL.

how to create a peaceful home,,show me how build your child's self-esteem through reading, crafting and cooking­

Surroundings can be peaceful…many people find that being near quiet water helps relieve stress.

peaceful children listening to a picture book story,

Children listening to a picture book story can be peaceful.

Create a peaceful when children are crafting,

Children engaged in a craft activity can be peaceful.

Many years ago, when my own kids were young, I operated a home daycare.  People couldn’t believe that there were six children in the house because the house seemed so peaceful.

The children were always engaged in one activity or another…listening at a picture book; building with blocks; telling a story with the flannel board; working on a puzzle; drawing or painting a picture.

The house wasn’t silent…but the sounds of busy children, happily engaged in activities are PEACEFUL sounds.

Do you have young children?

Is your home a peaceful one?

It’s important for parents to provide those types of activities for their kids.

But it is difficult.  Parents are busy with other responsibilities.  Some parents aren’t sure what activities are best to do with their children.  Others don’t know how to plan a balanced and harmonious day.

That’s why Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cookingis such a super cool book.

  1. It gives parents those types of activities.
  2. It gives parents a simple hour-by-hour plan that can be modified for each individual family’s situation.
  3. It gives parents 100 picture book suggestions that will develop better literacy skills.
  4. It gives parents 100 quick and easy craft projects that will build self-esteem.
  5. It gives parents 100 child-friendly healthful cooking activities that will encourage fussy eaters to try new foods.
  6. No expensive materials…just paper, scissors, markers and a glue stick.
  7. No planning…the activities are quick and easy…no muss…no fuss.
  8. Buy the book today and help several children’s organizations because we donate a portion of the book sales.
  9. The list price is $44.95…you can purchase it on my website for $24.95 and get THREE BONUS GIFTS: FREE SHIPPING, A HAND-CRAFTED FABRIC BOOKMARK FOR YOU AND A BRAND-NEW PENCIL FOR YOUR CHILD.

how to create a peaceful home,,show me how build your child's self-esteem,free bookmarks

A local woman who makes beautiful quilts created these awesome bookmarks for me…she donates her profits to a family shelter, so this is a win-win-win for everyone…she used three different pieces of fabric for each…here’s a close-up so you can see the lovely detail.

create a peaceful home,,free bookmarks,show me how build your child's self-esteem

Don’t wait…buy your copy today to make sure you get it in time for the holidays!

Start the New Year with a plan for a more peaceful home.

Want more information about Jake’s Sunday Post?

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About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (Pomegranate Press, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, 2019), FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE MOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2019), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my 9-year old grandson.

Posted on December 2, 2012, in Cooking with children, Crafting with Children, Create a peaceful home, Peaceful, Reading with Children, Show Me How! Build Your Child's Self-Esteem Through Reading, Sunday Post: Peaceful and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. Sitting with a good dog is peaceful —


  2. Thanks for posting Vivian 🙂


  3. Providing a peaceful home is so important to a child for security and happiness. So many children are anxious today and spending too much time staring at screens. This is a much needed post. And your book is WONDERFUL! So many ways to teach a child through books, crafts and cooking.


  4. Those bookmarks are beautiful. And creating them brought a sense of peace to the woman making them I am sure.


  5. Northern Narratives

    Super post and thanks for the pingback 🙂


  6. This is a peaceful post! 🙂 I like your pictures!


  7. I agree with Ms. Susan up there. We have very limited screen time in our house. When electronics are on, It makes everyone have to speak louder to be heard, it creates a constant distraction from what wants or needs to be done, and generally it adds tension to a room. A peaceful home is a happy home. Thanks for the article. Found you on Bloggy Moms.


    • What a beautiful thoughtful comment! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit…I hope you will come back again soon. 🙂 Electronics and screen time also serve to disconnect people from each other…one of the most disturbing sights for me is a mom, pushing a shopping cart in a grocery store, child in the cart, iPad taped to the cart so the child can watch a movie or play a game, mom on her cell phone, talking to a friend about nothing important…where is the interaction…where is the face-to-face communication…so sad. 😦


  8. Haha, I’m not sure I can say my house is peaceful, especially when my 2 boys go on an adventure together. There’s always a lot of noise effects coming with it!
    It’s peaceful when they sit down and build legos, or read books though. Crafts and drawing are a great time for peaceful time. A lively home is fun for sure!


  9. Love the bookmarks. What a super post, Vivian. Creating an ambiance of peace is so valuable!


    • Thanks so much, Joanna!  Many parents don’t realize that kids need and want direction and guidance during the day…just letting them ‘play’ and ‘run around’ is a sure-fire formula for chaos!  Glad you liked the bookmarks…I was really pleased with how they came out. 🙂


  10. You are so right, Vivian! Peacefulness is more an attitude than a noise level 🙂 Those bookmarks are gorgeous!


  11. peacefulness at home is what we really need right now. I really do need to revisit your book again once I find time and make the chaos calm down in our house. You know what you have? Magic with kids! I wish I can be as collected as you are. But I’ll keep trying until I find that sweet spot of having the control on our schedule and daily activities 🙂

    Spanish Pinay


    • Don’t forget, Marilou…I have many more years of living than you…and I was a kindergarten and Head Start teacher before my first child was born…so I had already had lots of experience with little ones. 🙂
      We all have different temperaments and every child is a unique individual…so no two family situations are the same.
      But, if you are feeling your home situation is chaotic…then just sit down and observe…and then make changes if you can in the areas that might help. 🙂 The most important thing is to love your little one…and I know that you do that. 🙂


  12. p.s. I have just subscribed to you youtube series!! It’s so nice that you have started uploading on youtube!

    Spanish Pinay


  13. This is such a great subject to write about… enjoyed it much. 🙂


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