Monday, April 20, 2015

Choosing Thankfulness

Being thankful is a choice.  We may not always want to be thankful in a situation or circumstances (not thankful for difficulty, but thankful in it), but we can learn to be if we pursue it - and this will bless us deeply, as well as everyone around us...
Let's consider,
  • Does choosing thankfulness doom us to stay in the difficulty?
  • Why and how to choose thankfulness
  • Two examples from my life
  • Teaching our children to be thankful 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Favorite Recipe: Mexican Soup

** Makes 12 cups **
 
 This is one of our family's favorite dinners!  It's incredibly flavorful, and really good for you. (If you are doing Trim Healthy Mama, this is a "Fuel Pull" meal! *cheer!*) It's also really great re-heated later! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. *smile* 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Homeschooling: HOW We Do It: K-2, Part 3 of 3

Homeschooling kindergarten through second grade was probably where I've grown and changed the most in my homeschooling career of 11 years so far.  I've been asked about this many times specifically regarding kindergarten through second grade, so let's sit down together for coffee and I'll share with you:
  • My first strategy for homeschooling kindergarten
  • My current strategy for homeschooling kindergarten 
  • How I homeschool 1st grade 
  • How I homeschool 2nd grade

Monday, April 6, 2015

Homeschooling: HOW We Do It, part 2 of 3

Homeschool has so many joys and blessings, so much laughter and relationship! ...And honestly, so much stretching of character, testing of our faith, and clinging to Jesus in the journey. *sigh* *smile* Lets look more at the real in's and out's of homeschooling. In Homeschooling: HOW We Do It, part 1, I shared with you about the blessings in using Christian textbooks, about learning styles and how those fit in, about what our school day looks like, and how to make time for school.  In this part 2 I will share with you about:
  • Managing our school days
  • How Daddy is involved
  • How I manage my time
  • Our annual first day of school

    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    Homeschool Standardized Testing - At Home

    Perhaps you have memories like my own, as a student myself, dreading the annual standardized testing.  Feeling that I wouldn't do well compared to all those other people in the testing room.  That I wasn't as smart.  That I might need some help but there would be no one there to help me, and then I'd fail simply because I needed help understanding part of the test but couldn't get that help...  *smile*  I did not desire this for our children, so the first year that we did standardized testing I was delighted to learn that I could test our children at home myself.  This has also been a huge blessing for us as a large family.

    I was also not sure how I could get the required testing accomplished for multiple children of varying ages and grades without spending huge amounts of time attending multiple tests, and without dropping young ones off and leaving them out from under my care.  Here the Lord brought us a beautiful, simple, inexpensive solution.  *smile*


    I'll share with you:
    • Why we love standardized testing at home
    • How we do it

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    Motherhood with Vitality! - Part 2 of 2

    I am often asked by people who know me or just see me out and about, how do I have such vitality and joy with my children - and especially with so many children?  I'm happy to share with you what I've learned along my life journey, and I hope it will bless you as well.   In part 1 I covered practices to encourage being well-rested; in this part 2 I will cover additional practices for being energetic, and for looking energetic!  *smile*


    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Motherhood with Vitality! - Part 1 of 2

    I am often asked by people who know me or just see me out and about, how do I have such vitality and joy with my children - and especially with so many children?  I'm happy to share with you what I've learned along my life journey, and I hope it will bless you as well.   In this part 1 I will cover practices to encourage being well-rested; in part 2 I will cover additional practices for being energetic, and for looking energetic!  *smile*


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