Michelle Pohl
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Michelle has experienced life’s many messes; childhood abuse, motherhood, miscarriage, and homeschooling. She has learned when our Hope is in Jesus we can begin Blooming With Joy!

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  1. These are great tips! As a teacher, I wish I had more parents that did these things to help their kids. All of this is needed by older children too. (I teach 7th grade English and History).

  2. For all those “moms” who love lists…this is a wonderful post to print out and keep handy! Thanks for writing and reminding all of us…how to keep “The Grumpy’s away”!

  3. Thank you for the graphic and list. A mom of 3 (14, 10 and 5) — grumpies are pretty common and the worst are when they’re my own! ~lm

    • Oh I know that one too well! I have a large frame hanging on my bedroom wall where I pin my favorite verses and encouragement, like a real life Pintrest board. The purpose is to ward off the grumps. One of my pins says Be Nice. LOL – when I get a case of the grumps, my kids remind me of my pin.

  4. This is good for kids and mom’s alike. All of the checklist applies to me too! Thank you!

  5. Love these tips! Thank you for sharing, Michelle. I’m such a firm believer in all of the above. A minimized schedule. More rest. Daily quiet time. Nutritious snacks. Encouragement from friends. Amen. Amen. Amen. 🙂

  6. I love tips 2 and 3. Sleep/rest is essential to feeling good, having energy and staying healthy. Also healthy snacks give the kids energy and don’t weigh them down.

    Thanks for the tips!