Our Kindness Update


I am so excited to tell you that today I am a guest blogger for the 100 Acts of Kindness Project that fellow Mom Blogger, “Toddler Approved”, is hosting.

I first mentioned the Project in my Thank-You Note Torture post.  And, we did fail miserably at the 1st Challenge, which was giving thank-you notes to people you wouldn’t normally give them to (like postmen, cashiers, etc).  The 2nd week challenge was to find 5 ways to show relatives love.  This we did in simple ways we do all the time, but I LOVED being mindful about it!  Here’s 5 ways we showed love to each other that week:

  • Gave hugs and kisses to each other each day
  • Honor gave Henry a hug when he was upset
  • Henry gave Honor an encouraging “pep talk” about potty training
  • HutcH/Dad took Henry to Basketball because Henry really wanted him to
  • We all worked together to clean the house

And, yesterday, I posted on our great success (and fun) on completing the 3rd (Heart Attack!) challenge.

So, today along with my post at Toddler Approved and in the spirit of the 100 Acts of Kindness Project, I also thought I would review books about being kind.  Here are some of our favorites:

    • The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
    • Stone Soup, by Jon Muth
    • Friends to the Ends: for kids, by Bradley Trevor Grieve
    • I Love You, Little Monkey, by Alan Durant
    • Polite as a Princess (Disney Princess), by Melissa Arps
    • Have You Filled a Bucket Today?, by Carol McCloud

Do you have any favorite books about kindness?  I’d love to hear about them!  Please leave a comment!

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Susan Case

    The Mitten Tree by Candance Christiansen is a wonderful story of a women who notices children are playing in the snow with no mittens so she knits mittens and leaves them on a tree for the children. Then yarn begins to be left at her door. Great story for cold weather. Love your blog.

  2. Toddler Approved

    Love your update!! You have been busy. Thanks for your post today over on our blog. It was beautiful. I love the books you have shared on here too!

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