In This House, We Will Giggle

  • Look up popular tongue twisters, and challenge each other at the dinner table to say them faster and faster.
  • Let kids respectfully impersonate their parents.
  • As you cook dinner together, pretend you are filming a cooking show.  Use your smartphone to record short videos.
  • One person says, “I spy with my little eyes something God gave to me and I am thankful,” and then the other members of the family guess what was spied."

These are just a handful of Courtney DeFeo’s 60 Ways to Bring Out the Giggles in her book, In This House, We Will Giggle

In this book, she does much more.  Yes, she gives us ideas to enjoy and laugh with kids along the way.  But she also gives us profound tools to instill important virtues in them, as well. 

With much wisdom, our friend Courtney outlines:

  • Joy
  • Love
  • Forgiveness
  • Faith
  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Service
  • Humility
  • Gratitude
  • Generosity

and how to grow each in the life of your child—and as a family together.  So much of this book is about just that—coming together as a family to grow and learn and love in the way God has called us to.  It’s a practical, playful guide that will give you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves as a family and experience all of these virtues together.


We are all three profoundly grateful for Courtney DeFeo.  We’re grateful for her friendship, her words,  her heart for families, and her willingness to use the profound gifts God has given her to add a little more giggle to all of our homes.  We are delighted to share this rich resource with you!