What’s really important…

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Years before our kids were even old enough for pre-k I can remember pouring over countless books, curriculum catalogs, and homeschool forums. I studied learning styles, teaching methods, curriculum approaches, and multiple intelligences. I spent hoards of time listening to lectures, webinars, programs, guessing what my childrens learning styles would be. Then I’d spend months more researching curriculum for what would *best* suit them. I interviewed other homeschool moms, asked lots of questions, and came up with a fool proof plan of attack. Or so I thought…

By the time our oldest was 4, I had his educational path well planned out. I knew what curriculum would be best for him, how to teach him, and how to troubleshoot every possible obstacle from pre-K to college. I was prepared. Sure I was a bit nervous, but how hard can pre-K be? Right?! Wrong… Continue reading

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Little is needed for happiness…

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After our homeschool day was done, we all decided to jump in the pool.  We were all in there laughing, playing, and just talking up a storm.  I was just enjoying being with my children, and realizing how cool they really are. 

I was holding my youngest daughter and just skimming her feet along the surface of the water.  Back and forth, back and forth.  She loved Continue reading

You make the most of me!

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As a homeschool mom, I often find myself wondering how I made it through the day.  I mean, I can think of all kinds of things I did to help make the day go smoothly, however I know that somedays it can only be attributed to God alone carrying me through.  

At the end of the day as I sit alone watching the kids play and listening to them laugh I reflect on how awesome God really is in everyday life… I mean here I am just me.  The me who doesn’t like cooking a main dish with more than 5 Continue reading

I am so patient… or am I?

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Ever think you were really good at something, only to find out – you’re not! …Can you recall a moment when you were faced with the realization that what you thought was a strength, in a new light, was actually a weakness?  Ha!

I remember a time before I was married thinking I was quite a catch! I honestly thought I was the most patient, supportive, flexible, open-minded, fun, friendly, positive, rock-awesome gal ever! And let me tell you whoever was going to marry me was going to be one lucky guy!!! HA! Ohhh life! It has a way of whooping you around and setting you straight, doesn’t it?! Unfortunately, when it sets you straight, so often, it isn’t pretty, lol.  It didn’t take long after we said “I do” to realize that there wasn’t anything wrong with my husband, it was me! Yep, I said it, me! Turns out – I overestimated my ranking in several categories, lol. 😉 I realized real quick what a “fixer-upper” I really turned out to be!

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Making it work :-)

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I don’t know about you but I tend to get hung up on ‘the details’ from time to time.  I put things off because I do not have all the loose ends tied up.  Inevitably, things are left undone, and occassionally my half done project never gets finished. 

This year in science we are studying geology.  A few weeks ago we began a study on volcanoes.  I was pumped up, this was going to be one of the highlights of our year!  Oh the memories we were Continue reading

Blessings of perspective ;-)

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September 21st, ‘World Gratitude Day’!!!  And (wait for it) ‘National Declutter Day’. 😮  Somehow the latter is not as exciting as the former.  How can one day hold so much promise and so much ‘ugh’ at the same time? 

Enough is enough!  I have been sitting on this for 4 days and I have decided to change my perspective on this thing…  I have decided to just be really Continue reading

Sleepy Logic…

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Sometimes you just have to stop and laugh at yourself! Such a time happened to me today as we were homeschooling.

I was coming off of a week in which I hadn’t gotten much sleep at all – sometimes I have crazy energy and I can’t sleep! It’s odd because my body feels exhausted but my brain just won’t allow me to rest, lol. As you probably know when you are physically exhausted often times your actions don’t always make sense, lol. We all ate breakfast, my husband left for work, devotions done, and we were off and running w/ school.

Well into our day, we were midway through our math lesson… I was giving my son verbal instruction and he looked at me confused Continue reading