Sorry to everyone who read this post when it was published in very early draft form. That’s what happens when you mess around with publishing on your phone. Here it is in full splendor.
Family Home Evening (FHE) is a major, definable task of Mormon parenting, yet there are so many excuses for not doing it. When kids are young, it seems almost pointless since they can hardly pay attention anyway, but you know you need to get into the habit or it will be harder to start later. Then there’s the whole planning ahead thing: I don’t know about you, but I can barely keep up with sweeping my floor and cleaning the highchair, much less plan a meaningful, spiritual FHE.
So I’ve hacked FHE at our house. We pretty much rotate between the following FHE ideas which can be put together with only 5 minutes of planning right after dinner and take only about 15 minutes to execute when you add a song and prayer. Continue reading