I have followed Courtney DeFeo on Instagram and Twitter for several years now and I love her blog as well. When she announced that she was writing this book, In This House We Will Giggle, I was so excited to get my hands on it! Side note: Prior to publishing, she asked her followed to choose for 4 pictures for the cover photo and this one is the one I chose. Just a little fun tidbit!
In This House We Will Giggle is an incredible book and one that I think I will read many times as I raise Mason (and hopefully other Morgan babies). This book is such a good resource that I'm not even sure where to start to describe it and share my favorite parts.
Presented in the book are 12 virtues that are important to teach our children. Examples include generosity, gratitude and responsibility. Courtney presents these in a way that brings them to new light. Instead of forcing these ideas onto our children as they grow, we should be teaching them through doing activities, games etc.
Each chapter shares a separate virtue and it is recommended to dedicate one month to each one. Courtney shares various experiences from her own family for each virtue, give a brief definition for each virtue, a prayer to focus on for each virtue and give various examples of activities to focus on each one.
Courtney also shares 60 ideas woven throughout the book guaranteed to bring on the giggles in your house. These range from a family circus where everyone plays a part to hide and seek as a whole family.
I have placed this book into my bedside table where I'm currently keeping all of the parenting books we have read, want to read again or need to read. This will definitely be read again and again!!
Thank you Courtney!!