Hi, God. What an awesome day you made today. The raindrops fed all the flowers, and the puddles are perfect for jumping in. Thanks for shady trees and yoyo strings. Thanks for giving us elbows so we could bend our arms in so many ways. How do you think of such cool things, Lord?… Read More Five Pointers for Praying With Kids
So thankful for this article today as I can relate to everything shared. I am trying to be more intentional about focusing on the bigger picture – with my children and myself – rather than the smaller one. Prayer for me has been key to helping adjust my sights and perspectives. When I take the… Read More He’s Building a Cathedral — A Homeschool Mom
My morning ritual often starts with a struggle—a battle between Mind and Body. Each one very clear about what they think is best and each one extremely persuasive. Body reminds me how tired I am and how very good it simply feels to just be…lay in bed and simply be… Mind jumps in and reminds… Read More 5 Lessons I Learned as a Backstage Mom: My Hopes for Homeschooling in 2017
I am a huge fan of Max Lucado. I first met him through his famous Wemmicks. My niece, Jordan, loved those Wemmicks and so I spent several hours reading her You Are Special over and over (along with her other favorite, Strega Nona). When my children came along, those Wemmicks got passed along and I find… Read More Max Lucado’s Fearless Parenting: This Week’s Inspirational Hour
So we came across this by pure chance but was completely blown away when we watched it. Since then I have shown the video to…well…everyone that had about 12 minutes to spare and I have enjoyed watching it right along with them. The girls were amazed as well and it was such a timely find as… Read More Underwater Museums: This Week’s Inspirational Hour
It is challenging to live on one income (especially in the DC Metro area). And for our family homeschooling has meant that we live on one income. Five years ago (when my second-born gift was six months old) I was invited to my dear friend’s house for a fun night of shopping. I was so… Read More Finding A Way
Children learn best when parents are greatly involved. Saturday morning came quicker that I wanted it to. Even though I woke up early, I still found myself rushing out of the house to the prayer breakfast. I am not exactly sure why I signed up to attend the breakfast this year, but I am so… Read More Begin With the End in Mind, And the End is…?
I am not an early riser. The fact that I am typing this post at 6:30am is proof that God is real and he answers prayers. Our first week of school ended Yesterday. After many months of planning, purchasing, and shopping school finally started. The prospect of teaching three children this year seemed daunting–more honestly,… Read More Morning Thoughts: 6 a.m. Wake Up
Originally posted on A Homeschool Mom:
In conjunction with our “I Can’t Homeschool” series, I’d like to take a step back and ponder things I wish I had known before homeschooling. Little pieces of wisdom I didn’t yet know, lessons I’ve learned along the way, and tips for making my own life easier. Here are 10…
This morning was different. Well, not completely different. Princess Bella did make her way in our bed at 6am, just as always. But what was different about this morning was that I actually got out of bed before Khari. I made the coffee and started breakfast. And the house was completely quiet. This was a… Read More Be Still. Listen. Reap.