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A favorite Sunday tradition

Getting ready for church with three young kids can be chaos. It's often stressful and sometimes easy to feel like the Sabbath is anything but a "day of rest." It's not uncommon to get out the door late, leaving in our wake a home that looks like it's been hit by a tsunami. But a couple years ago, we began a Sunday morning tradition that has really helped create a feeling of peace and love in our home during that otherwise hectic time. Our place is still usually pretty messy and sometimes we still get to church late, but it's a much more enjoyable process for everyone. When we get to church, we tend to be more spiritually prepared. Here's what we do: We plug our kids in. I know, it sounds like lazy parenting, but in this situation, it's been very effective. We don't just plug them into anything. We cast uplifting, religious, kid friendly YouTube videos to our TV. Often when we let our kids watch shows during the week, our kids get cranky, bu