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10 Resources to Help Create New Family Habits

From scripture study to family night, here are 10 great books that can help your family stay organized and uplifted all year long!

Scripture Study

The Book of Mormon Family Reader

by Tyler McKellar, Dan Burr

Family Habits

The Book of Mormon Family Reader will help your family discover and discuss the eternal doctrine found in the Book of Mormon, drawing you closer together as a family and closer to Christ. This new format suited for every age and stage of life makes meaningful scripture study an attainable goal for every family

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The Book of Mormon for Latter-day Saint Families

by Thomas R. Valletta

Family Habits

This beautifully bound book contains the full text of the Book of Mormon in large type and an easy-to-read design. In the footnotes of this indispensable volume, hard-to-understand words are defined in simple terms, important concepts are explained and developed, and questions to ponder and discuss are asked of young readers. Beautiful, full-color illustrations and paintings accent the text.

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Journaling

Two Minute Mornings Journal

Family Habits

The choices made in the morning can have a huge impact all day long. The creator of the best-selling Book of Awesome and Journal of Awesome encourages users to "win the day" in just a few minutes each morning. The simple, quick prompts—focusing on gratitude, letting go of stress, and setting daily intentions—are proven to increase happiness and set readers up for success every day.

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Don't Count the Days Journal

by Thomas R. Valletta

Family Habits

Sometimes all you need to start journaling is a journal with an inspiring cover! This journal has lined pages and is extra functional because it is spiral bound.

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Family Council

Our Family Council Journal

by Church Leader Resources, M. Russell Ballard

Family Habits

Inspired by Elder M. Russell Ballard's counsel for families to conduct regular family councils, this journal can be a helpful tool in making note of items discussed, keeping track of "next steps" and assignments, or simply recording humorous or sweet moments you'll want to remember.

Included is an introduction by Elder Ballard outlining different types and formats for family councils as well as possible discussion topics, a list of suggestions for using the journal, guided journal pages with space for meeting minutes, and extra lined pages for additional notes.

Interspersed with inspirational quotes from Elder Ballard on the importance of families and family councils, this is the perfect gift to keep families motivated.

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Family Home Evening

Family Home Evening Board

Family Habits

Make family home evening more fun and functional with this darling wood framed board with five hooks. It will help your kids feel included and help you plan more efficiently and be more organized.

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Home Evenings for Newlyweds

by JoLyn Brown

Family Habbits

With this easy-to-use book, newlyweds can establish a tradition of family night, starting with just the two of them. Centered around the life, character, and works of Jesus Christ, each of these 52 lessons contains a gospel message and an activity, as well as technology and internet resources and links. Lesson topics include the Atonement, covenants, gratitude, and prayer, as well as setting goals, developing talents, doing family history, planning meals, and many, many more.

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52 Weeks of Family Night

by Tamara Baggett

Family Habits

After a long week, it can be difficult to think of one more thing to plan. This book is full of fast, easy, and interactive ideas that you can use with your family. It has 52 lessons, one for each week of the year.

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Cooking Together

Our Sweet Basil Kitchen Cookbook

by Cade and Carrian Cheney

Family Habits

Cade and Carrian Cheney are the husband-and-wife team behind the popular Oh, Sweet Basil food blog. Together, they have collected more than 100 recipes that combine their love of fresh ingredients with unexpected flavor combinations and mashups of tried-and-true family favorites.

The Cheneys believe that "Cooking isn't just about the food, it's about the hands that created it. For us, that means sharing a little Southern comfort and a little farm-to-table. But wherever you are and whatever flavors you are sharing, remember that good food and good people make for a good life."

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Dinner Made Easy with Six Sisters Stuff Cookbook

by Six Sisters' Stuff

Family Habits

For busy moms, perhaps no question is more dreaded than "What's for dinner?" The Six Sisters are here to help! The Six Sisters' Stuff blog is a favorite of seven million readers every month.

With a variety of entrees, their latest cookbook features more than a hundred quick-and-easy, tried-and-true recipes that make this your go-to resource for family-favorite, delicious dinners using your oven, stove top, or slow cooker.

The Sisters have already done all the organization, created the kid-approved recipes, and tested the cooking hacks ideas that can help make your dinnertime stress-free.

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