• Game : Puzzle Determination

    As a family pick a new puzzle to do together, the bigger the better. Decide as a family an evening or weekend afternoon you will spend putting together this puzzle. It may get hard or feel impossible at times, however as a family be DETERMINED to finish! Grab your favorite snack and pop in a movie to help pass the time. It will feel amazing when you finish because you didn’t give up.

  • Outing : Determination Building

    Kids love helping and working on tough tasks together, is a great way to build determination. There is such satisfaction associated with creating something with your own two hands. Find a family project to work together on outside. Maybe build that long awaited tree house, hang that tire swing in the front yard, paint the back fence, fix the gate, organize the garage, plant that garden… this list can go on and on. Be determined as a family to finish whatever task you’ve chosen. Encourage each other when it get hard and when others want to quit. Make sure to celebrate when you’re done! Maybe ice cream from the Ice Cream truck, Slurpees or head out for frozen yogurt. You did it!

  • Recipe : Determination Brownies

    It’s time to celebrate someone who’s accomplished a big task. Maybe you have a friend or family member who is graduating soon, won an award, got that promotion, learned to ride a bike, learned to swim, bought their first home ect. So why not make them some delicious brownies to celebrate their hard work and determination!?


    1 cup butter, melted
    3 cups white sugar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    4 eggs
    1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.

    1. Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until throughly blended.

    2. Sift the flour , cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Stir in the chocolate morsels. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.

    3. Bake in a preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting.

  • Craft : Determination Diaries

    Find unused notebooks in your home or grab a few at the dollar store. Using scrap paper, glue, glitter, markers, ribbon or any other craft supplies you have on hand and decorate the notebooks. As a family write in your own Determination Diaries, set goals for the year and set aside time each month to remember what goals you each have and talk about ways to accomplish those goals. Once you’ve hit a goal set another one! Be determined as a family to accomplish those goals together!