Taking care of yourself as a homeschool mom.

I know you are busy moving on caffeine and little sleep, but I am here to tell you to stop and take care of yourself. We as moms wear many different hats, and if we don't remove them from time to time we can implode. Taking care of myself has looked different within the stages of my kids growing up. When they were babies getting a shower was a dream I made sure to have one every day without fail. I would put the baby in the bouncer or in their high chair, depending on their age, and take a...

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Monday Mussings

The alarm rang and my Fitbit vibrated me awake for another Monday. It's not easy waking up even with the time change but I manage it and find my way to the coffee pot. Last Christmas I was blessed to receive a Kureig and nothing's easier then pressing a pod of Peet's Holiday blend into the machine and waiting a few minutes for fresh coffee. With my coffee in hand I sit and spend the early morning with Jesus. This is my routine every day and I choose to believe that because I've spent the morning this way I'll have...

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Counting my blessings.

What is working in my life today? Over the summer I started taking tennis lessons with a few of my girl friends, and as of today we still take one lesson a week and we've managed to make time for another hour of play outside of the lesson. It has been so much fun learning a new sport, and the laughter has been medicine to my soul. Our home school this year has been the most productive year so far. We have come along way from meltdowns that would last all day, and bad attitudes to kids who do their...

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School is out!

I have been homeschooling for 6 years now and I have finally decided to take a summer off. No math in the morning, no summer worksheets, none of it. I am giving myself and my kids rest. In place of school work there will be plenty of opportunities to be creative, and even board. The electronics will be put away and we will enjoy the time to discover and play. You might be shocked to know that we have not finished our math book or our Mystery Of History curriculum or even our Botonay book and normally I would have...

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There is a new community online!

Do you blog? Do you Scope? Are you an entrepreneur? Do you homeschool? If you answered yes to any one of those questions then this new community is just for you. It's appropriately called "Social Homeschool Mamas" because we homeschool and use social media. We are not afraid of the internet or sharing our lives (respectively) online. We have discovered that the online community has allowed us friendships we might never have had otherwise, and engage in discussions that stretch us as mothers, wives, business owners and Christians. You, fellow homeschooler, are my people and I've cast my net wide...

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Overcoming homeschool disappointment.

Today I am reflecting on our homeschool this year and here are a few areas that if I thought to hard I would become very disappointed in myself, my kids, and homeschooling. The math book is still not near done! I get pretty upset about the fact that we've never finished a math curriculum and this year is no exception. We were pretty sick the kids and I from December to February sharing a germ that made schooling hard. The science curriculum notebooks are still mostly empty! When did I think I would have time to fit a science curriculum...

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What to do this week? Cycle 1 Week 17

Hi CC Mommas, I was thinking about you this morning and I wanted to give you some ideas for week 17 and any other week. In our house CC is our main curriculum, so what does that mean? I set apart 30 minutes every school day for Classical Conversations. Here is what that looks like. Tuesday morning comes and I write the new grammar on my white board just like the tutor did in class on Monday. Not only is that helpful to your students but it helps you learn the material as well. Next we go through the board...

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It has been awhile.

I am still here! Still homeschooling my two kids with Classical Conversations, Fireman and I celebrated 12 years of marriage back in August, continuing my pursuit of health and fitness, directing my amazing CC community, and most recently I have become a Thrity-One Consultant. But that is not why I decided to come back to my blog. I definitely do not want to sell you anything, I just want to restart this page and get back to writing. The kids and I have been having a great homeschool year. I moved the school room into the main area of our...

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Playing hooky.

For the past week and a half my kids and I have been on Easter break with our CC campus and I can't say I am eager to return to the schedule next week. I had lofty goals for these two weeks which were full of math assignments, books to read, projects to create, but then the reality of a break has been to much to overcome. I have slept in, left the dishes for another day, and fixed more pizza then is healthy. We all needed a few days to play hooky from our responsibilities. Last week my oldest...

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