What I would have told me about homeschooling knowing what I know now…

The very first thing I would have told myself is relax! Seriously, I would have. I would have also told myself to take the first year off and truly enjoy my kid’s. I would have told myself to not be so hard on Maddie while she’s learning her letter sounds, …

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Beating the winter blahs at the kitchen table

Note: I found this old post hidden among some of my other writings and it never got published. I thought it was a great post to add since this has been one of the longest winters I can remember. Every mommy needs more tools in her tool belt. Cornstarch is …

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The things I say to my kids matter…

I have three favorite books; The Bible, written by God who chose specific men to pen it, The little Britches series, written by Ralph Moody, and The hiding place by Corrie Ten Boom. All three of these books have a theme within them that has struck me and stuck with …

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Learning to work hard…

This afternoon I went to sweep the acorns building up on our back steps. I grabbed a rake, a shop broom, and a shovel. Naomi, then went to get her rake and shovel and started to help me. This began a domino affect, Titus and Madeline went and got their …

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You cannot force a cocoon or a petal to open!

You cannot force a cocoon or a flower petal to open. You can force them, but both will be destroyed and the extent of their beauty will be destroyed. This is also true of children, you cannot force them to be ready for something. As much as we would like …

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Tackling Goliath

This last weekend Mark and I went to the MACHE homeschooling conference held in Minnesota for two days. We learned so many tools to put in our parenting and teaching belts. We walked away with a glimpse into the different ways boys and girls learn. We walked away with a better grasp on …

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Relationship, relationship, relationship…

Yesterday, after church, Maddie was asked what she learned in Sunday school. Without missing a beat she said; ” That Jesus died on the cross again”. She didn’t realize it, but she told me a lot in that small sentence. I am thankful the Holy Spirit allowed me to read …

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Surviving a Toddler and Twins

Love is attempting to fly a kite with virtually no wind. Love is attempting to jump rope with a jump rope that is too short. We are attempting to potty train Maddie after three months of craziness! We are now trying to buckle Maddie down and get her independent enough to …

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