One of the greatest issues with home schoolers is finding time to do everything you want/need to do. This can be tough. Here are some things that have helped me keep my days organized: Get A Calendar. This is my most important investment every year. I use it to write down everything we are going … [Read more…]
Home schooling is messy. If you haven't discovered that little fact, you must have just started home schooling. It seems that as soon as someone begins to home school, their books start multiplying like little rabbits right on the bookshelves. Science experiments take over the kitchen. With the kids home all day, the dishes are … [Read more…]
I lead a support group for new home schoolers. It is called Home Schooling 101. I started this as a part of Smoothing The Way The Way. This is a great program. Be sure to look into it. After a year with them, I decided I needed to do it my way. Their way … [Read more…]
We have 6 boys. Bunk Beds have been a staple around here for a long time. Well, I'm getting older and don't enjoy climbing up on top of bunk beds to make the bed. True, I don't have to do this, and I don't very often. It's just nice to have your mom make your … [Read more…]
Why do you believe in God? That may seem like a silly question, but I don't think we all believe in God for the same reasons. I've heard people say you need to believe in God so that He will improve your life. What does that mean? Will He improve your financial status, your health, … [Read more…]
What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. With the burn ban lifted, we just felt the need to burn something. The only thing we could think of to burn were hotdogs and marshmallows. They sure did taste good. The guys had a great time. What did you do this weekend?
There is nothing more relaxing than holding a newborn baby. They are just the right size, are so still and will let anyone hold them. I got to hold a sweet baby yesterday. She is my newest grandniece. She was less than 24 hours old when I saw her. I've always been a baby lover. … [Read more…]
I think motherhood was intended to teach us patience. Patience with kids, our husbands and ourselves. There are times that I want instant recognition or instant proof that what I'm doing is productive. It all takes patience. As we home school our kids we need to keep this in mind. Their learning doesn't happen overnight. … [Read more…]
My parents have a new dog. Her name is Missy. She's really cute. They live in Amarillo where it gets rather cold. They decided their new dog needed a jacket to wear. They took a car wash mitt, cut appropriate holes and voila! she now has a jacket.
Here we are already in the beginning of January. How time flies. School began Tuesday (we take Monday's off to run errands). All is going well. I'm finding myself going against all the advice I give others. I don't know how we did it, but all the kids are studying something different in science. … [Read more…]