FHE Made Easy – An Introduction

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What’s FHE Made Easy? And can family home evening possibly be “easy?”

Well, no.
But my aim is to make it easier.
FHE for the Slacker parent, if you will.

Here’s the plan:

A lesson for every week of the year.
52 lessons.
Published every Monday morning–right when you need them.
I’ll tell you what items you need and what prep you need to do beforehand right off.
The songs, the scriptures, the stories? All links.
The most work you’ll be doing is printing off a coloring page or activity.
{Okay, there are a few hands on activities, but I’ve kept it super simple.}

Can you handle it?

It gets better.
You know that Book of Mormon that you know you should be reading with your family? Did you know that if you read 15-20 verses a night for 365 days, you’ll be finished? Heck yeah.
Check out this link. Download it. Frame it, if it makes you feel good. 15 verses a day. Book of Mormon. Owned. You can do this. It’s even possible that I can do this, and that’s saying something.
Each week I’ve listed the reading assignment for the week. Make it work for you. Marathon session and do it all in one night? Great. Read as you can, and play catch up on the weekend? Perfect! This is for you and your family, so make it a good fit.

Also? Don’t forget about kid involvement. That’s important. The lessons are all straightforward enough that even a junior primary child could “teach” the lesson. The opening song is chosen (and linked!), but the closing song is up to your conductor in training.

Many Family Home Evening programs have a lesson on charity, followed by a lesson on gratitude, and so on. That’s all well and good. I teach in senior Primary though, and two of my own children are learning from the Book of Mormon. Let’s keep things simple and learn out of the Book of Mormon ourselves. So this year? Our lessons match week-for-week with the Book of Mormon manual. I took care not to repeat anything from the manual, just reinforce. Your senior primary kids most likely learned about how we got the Book of Mormon on Sunday. So the FHE lesson on Monday will also focus on the beginnings of the Book of Mormon.

If you follow this Family Home Evening Made Easy program throughout the year, I know your family will grow Spiritually. I’m so excited to teach my children more about the Book of Mormon. I hope you’ll join me!

Oh and one more thing. For you eager beavers who want to pre-plan, or for those of you like me who know that it’s not ready to go from the start it won’t happen, you can purchase the entire years worth of lessons in one simple download. Print as you need them, print all at once, or have it downloaded in your tablet, ready to open up on a whim. All 102 pages ready to download for $10. For real. I’m way too nice to y’all, but you keep me sane. Call it a sanity discount. The complete file will be available to purchase starting 1/2/2012, as long as things go well!

Side note: the ability to keep this in your tablet or iPad is exactly what I wanted. They are pdf files with clickable links, so everything you need is right there.
Except the stuff you need to print. But you know… everything else! 

But if you’re cool with checking the blog each Monday, then stick with the free version. Because it’s like, free. And free is awesome. It just magically appears once a week. You open, you teach.
You win!

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24 Responses to FHE Made Easy – An Introduction

  1. I am going to try this! We are having a baby in a week so I might get off to a rocky start! I will check it every monday:) If I like it I will buy it becasue I love the idea of having it on my tablet!

  2. Sara Jurgens says:

    thanks for making this! I’m excited to use it this year! I also excited that it isnt just a year of FHE but that it is the Book of Morman. Our oldest is in Senior Primary so this will be wonderful. That and Our Bishop has changllenged us all to read the BOM again this year as well. Thanks again!

    • Great!! My oldest two have a spotty church background (when my husband and his ex got divorced, his ex left the church), so anything I can do to encourage and enhance learning about the Book of Mormon is SO important to me. It *is* geared more towards the older kids, but I think even younger kids will have a good time with this! I really hope you enjoy it and I’d love any feedback you have!

  3. Melissa says:

    I am so intrested in buying this. How do I do it.

    • Melissa, I will email you! I’m glad you like them. :)

    • Erve says:

      “But logically it’s just as poisbsle that Obama has done as well as anyone could have expected, given the awful situation he inherited.”My parents are farmers, and raise hogs among other things. When you sell hogs, you have to pay into the Pork Checkoff Fund, at a rate that’s grown over the years, but is about a dollar per hog. This money goes to fund the promotion of pork, such as the “Other White Meat” ads. This has been in place since 1986.A decade or so ago, for various reasons having to do with vertical integration and monopoly power, the market price of hogs dropped to below 10 cents/pound. The break-even price at the time was about 40 cents/pound, so this wasn’t just unprofitable; it was ridiculous. There were stories that some farmers were actually euthanizing baby pigs because to keep them alive would mean losing money every day.Farmers were naturally miffed, and weren’t very happy about the fact that when they’d sell a hog for $25 that cost $90 to raise, they had to pay $1 for promotion. (Farmers voted to scrap the program in 2000, but the Sec. of Agriculture threw out the vote, and the program continues.) But here’s the best part: the checkoff people insisted that if it weren’t for them, things would’ve been even worse. (Presumably people would have stopped eating bacon completely if a quasi-government organization hadn’t been reminding them that it tastes good.)If you can’t see that Obama has been a failure — and most especially a failure at the specific not-like-Bush things that people elected him to do — then no one’s going to be able to convince you. You’ll always be able to claim it could’ve been even worse.

  4. valynn melzer says:

    I purchased the FHE Book of Mormon lessons. I noticed that lessons 2 and 3 are exactly the same. Is this an error? Thanks

  5. Ashley says:

    Thanks for doing this! When we were challenged to read the Book of Mormon as a family I thought “I have 4 kids ages 6 and under – there is no way” but 15 verses? We can handle that :) We usually read out of the children’s version but 15 verses – got it. Doing it. Inspired. Thanks! Oh, and I love your FHE lessons. Thanks for that too!

    • Oh, I know. It sounds so impossible. I’m hoping we’ll be able to handle it. I have noticed when we, ahem, miss a day (and yes, this has already happened), because you’re only doing 15 verses or so, it’s REALLY simple to catch up!

  6. Anna says:

    Thanks for reminding me to use it. I will definitely put it on my tablet ASAP:)

  7. April says:

    How can I buy the entire year of lessons? I don’t see a link.

  8. Savannah says:

    Bought the lessons and had a great time with it! Thanks theslackermom!

  9. Edwina says:

    Hello I would like to buy the entire year lessons. How do I do that.

    • Edwina, simply click on the “buy now” button on any FHE Made Easy post. It will link you to a PayPal page where you can sign in with your PayPal account, or elect to pay with a credit card. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at Sarah@confessionsofaslackermom.com. Thanks!

    • Leandrinho says:

      Most people’s mmoirees seem to be shorter than four years. I still remember the reasons my moderate friends gave for voting for Obama in 2008. He was going to cut taxes on the middle class and stop filling the pockets of rich banksters. Oops. He was going to get us out of foreign wars. Oops again. He was going to heal the racial divide. Hmm, I’m not sure reflexively taking the side of Trayvon Martin and Henry Louis Gates before the facts came out counts.Those were the three big things people kept bringing up, that they thought they could depend on from an Obama presidency, and he’s failed at each one (if you can count intentionally doing the opposite as a failure). In general, they expected him to use his massive intellect — which was constantly compared to Bush’s supposed retardation — to come up with new solutions to our problems. He hasn’t had an original idea yet, except the bad one of taking sides in Libya.If it weren’t for his skin color, his base would have been losing faith long ago, and he might not even have the support to be the candidate again.

  10. Dena says:

    I am just curious if there is a new FHE Made Easy for 2013?

  11. June says:

    I just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award! check it out at: http://www.simplyjune.org/2013/03/versatile-blogger-award-yeah.html

  12. Lori Bentley says:

    Are you doing FHE lessons for 2013? Or do we just repeat 2012? Loved them last year and had a hard time finding them for this year

    • Lori, thank you so much! I’ve been really torn about doing it for 2013 (clearly, now that it’s April). I’m hoping to get something up soon, feel free to pray that I’ll get it done! :D

  13. Remya says:

    I was in the Navy in the 80’s. Hardly a time of peace. There was a lot of stuff going on that is still just dribbling out.Basically there were two unrdclaeed wars going on – in Central America and under the sea.As to hearkening back to that era to demonstrate that “size matters” when it comes to Navy’s, we just barely edged over the 600 ship Navy count, and that was by some creative accounting of what a “ship” was. But it had to be done since the “600 ship navy” was a Reagan campaign promise or something.At the same time, though, the Soviet Navy had lots more ships, I don’t recall how many, but they did have at least 400 submarines alone.Yet, despite this numerical edge, everyone, and this included the Soviets, clearly understood that the Soviet Navy would “live a short and excited life” in the outbreak of general warfare facing the U.S. Navy.Obama really did have a point on the bayonets/horses thing.

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