some days….

Oh, I need to get my thoughts written out.   To help heal my heart!   Today was one of those awful days… you know the kind. Where even the simplest tasks are met with opposition and struggle.   And hormones and nerves make the tiniest matter seem like a catastrophe! Well, and then there ARE […]

Book It for Homeschoolers!

Thanks to my sweet friends Melissa & Robbin, I found out that the same Book It Reading program I grew up doing in public school is also available to homeschoolers!!! WHO KNEW??!!!    What better way to motivate and inspire an elementary child to read than to bribe them with a free pizza??!!!   Anyway, I’m […]

multi-tasking life

Today is Facebook free Friday for me!!!  It’s my chance to not feel ‘torn’ between answering emails & surfing the newsfeed on FB.  I won’t feel guilty for the amount of time I’ve wasted, because Friday is my LAST CHANCE to end the week well!   I’ll start my FAMILY FRIDAY at noon today, and […]

Book it for homeschoolers!!! Who knew?!

Thanks to my sweet friend Melissa, I found out that the same Book It Reading program I grew up doing in public school was also available to homeschoolers!!! AH!!  What better way to motivate and inspire an elementary child to read than to bribe them with a free pizza??!!! Anyway, I’m sharing this because it’s […]

music to my ears

I forgot something yesterday in my homeschooling post.  It’s a real mood turner & attitude helper and has been since BIBLE TIMES!!! I incorporate music into almost every part of my life, not just because I’m a singer.   I use it to help with the atmosphere!!!   When I homeschool, sometimes it’s just one […]

homeschooling on a bad day

Yesterday was one of ‘those’ days in homeschool with Luke.  He was a grouchy mess and my patient, long-suffering meter was reading at like 12%. LOL   Whether you homeschool or just have issues with getting your children to clean up after themselves, you KNOW what I’m talking about! I don’t know why I am […]

compare or not to compare???

to compare or not to compare???  That seems to be the question.  Is it healthy or not?   you see posts like this all the time: but when it all comes down to it….  I feel like God uses people in my life to help me see where I need to GROW. Yeah, I get […]

the 4 steps to a successful homeschooling experience!

Lif’e’s been a whirlwind since we started 2nd grade homeschooling last week.  I forgot to mention that these 2 weeks have also been filled with Luke’s golf competition and tournament. WHEW!  But he’s doing great!  Just a heavy schedule for a time! The topic of educating from home came up twice just today on the […]

Homeschooling at it’s best, Homeschooling at it’s worst

I choose to homeschool because of a deep rooted dream.  I taught kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades in christian schools and no matter which grade I had each year, I saw some of the same things over & over.  I saw young children who hadn’t spent enough quality time with mommy & daddy.  Now, each […]