Category: Home Life

Summertime: A Different Kind of Rest

When summertime hits, for some of us, it’s all about the beach or the pool, family vacations, or simply a break from the regular routine. I would love to lounge poolside every day on and catch up on some good reading or to have an extended vacation and dig in sandy shores all day. However, that is not this summer’s reality, here at home with my sweet children.

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Try journaling this summer

Maybe journaling is already a habit in your life or it might be something you have been thinking of implementing but haven’t taken the time to do it. This summer might be a great time to embark on this new venture.

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Teaching Responsibility

It was my husband who saved the day when it came to organizing the laundry duties. I attribute his time in the Army to his delegation skills. It’s not that I didn’t have expectations for my kids, I did, but not enough. My husband gently reminded me that the kids should be expected to do more.

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Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I know it is not easy. From the first day you decided to homeschool your children; emotions were high and the excitement was at it’s peak, till now, when the school year is coming to a close, the pressure is on.

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Push the toy

Running a household is a full-time labor of love that never, ever ends. Someone will always need help, food will always need preparation, something will always require more cleaning… but don’t forget what’s most important: the people.

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Encouraging verses for the weary mom

When our hearts get overwhelmed, it is easy to fall prey to the lie that we are alone. That every other homeschooling mom has it all together and we are simply missing the mark. It’s important in these times not to dwell on our shortcomings but to encourage ourselves in the Lord.

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Time does NOT heal all wounds

It is no secret that our family has traveled some rough roads in the past. I am not in the secret business and tend to bear my heart in my blog. But let’s face it, rough roads and hurt are not unique to our family. The Bible tells us that in this life we are going to have troubles.

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Reading aloud: the 5 w’s

Reading aloud equips your children with a personal toolbox they’ll use throughout their lives as readers, learners and communicators. In our busy and demanding home school lives, though, making time for this activity can be a challenge.

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