Five ways to add fitness to your day.

I know what your going to say, "I don't have time to workout!" "my kids wont eat anything green." "where do I start?" "I don't like getting sweaty!" I completely get all of these excuses, but here are a five ways to get moving more and doing something healthy for yourself and your family. Be accountable to someone. Last fall I bought a Fitbit so I could play along in the challenges my friends were doing. Every week my friends an I participate in a "work week hustle" on the Fitbit app which keeps me accountable to a whole group...

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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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Big Happy Planner could be practical and enjoyable.

I am obsessed with looking at how people are journaling their days away. From adult coloring books, doodle Bibles and now planners that are more artistic then practical. Let me show you what I mean.   These are specifically from Create 365 The Happy Planner, and yes I have ordered my very own. Admittedly I feel like this could be something that looks great and ends up in a pile somewhere where I wont feel guilty looking at it. Scrapbooking was/is a similar project. I love scrapbooks and marvel at the people who make them, but I never found the...

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This time of year.

Around this time of year parents start getting excited about their kids going back to school. Kids get excited about seeing their friends again and meeting their new teacher. School clothes get purchased along with every school supply imaginable. My "back to school" looks much different. I have stacks of books sitting around me and a planner. I'm busy putting together lesson plans that will educate and make school exciting. We don't go back to school shopping because no one around here is paying attention to who is wearing what. As long as the clothes are clean and without holes...

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Planning days are here again.

The following post is because I am an affiliate with HEDUA. I have received The Well Planned Day Calendar for free in exchange for a review on my blog. It is that time of year again when I have to sit down and plan. Plan for the first day of school. Plan for soccer practices and games. Plan for our Community day. Plan for Tutor meetings, and parent orientation. Plan for American Heritage Girls. Plan, plan, plan. β€œBy failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin A man who does not think and plan long ahead will...

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Its a tug-a-war

I like my computer, the iPad, the iMac, a lot. I like spending hours surfing the web looking at Pinterest and getting sucked into the blog world. Obviously all of this is true, because I'm here, but do I want my children following in my electronic path? When I have given over to their pleadings for time on the computer, minutes turn into hours and before I know it they are screaming at each other and rightly so. They haven't been spending hours filling their minds with goodness they've been killing skeletons in "survival mode." And what about my attitude...

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The Loose Guidelines for 2nd Semester

I am calling this the loose guidelines of 2nd semester because I have to be perfectly honest with myself when committing to a schedule. Is this doable? Am I leaving room for "life"? Will this become a law? Guidelines to me suggests wiggle room and reminds me of the "Pirate Code" in Pirates of the Caribbean, which was also loosely followed. This semester I am going to attempt bringing more activity into our schedule. When I realize how much I am sitting teaching I have to notice that they are sitting right there with me. Therefore we will be doing...

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Goals for 2014

I am so flattered to have been asked this past month to be a part of some amazing opportunities, but I need a year to focus on my family. Therefore my goals this year are as follows: Keep Moving Forward! Become a Hero for my kids. Be the wife my Fireman looks forward to coming home to. and Love the Lord my God with all my heart and soul. I will never get these days back to shape and form my kids hearts to love and fear the Lord. There will be plenty of time for speaking engagements, businesses, and...

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Our Homeschooling Schedule

Now that we are weeks into homeschooling I feel like it is safe to suggest that our schedule is working. Therefore here is what our days look like. 7am mom wakes up, and begins my day with a big cup of coffee. 7:30am kids wake up with more energy then an energizer bunny, which will require more coffee for mom. 8am I make breakfast for the kids and blend up a Shakeology for myself. 8-9am We get dressed, clean up the kitchen, make beds, and if there is time the kids run around outside before school starts. 9am We sit...

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Moms take back the “Nap.”

You don't have to go far online before you find a mother lamenting that her child will no longer take naps. How does this happen? You are the parent and I have a great method to help you get that nap back. When my son was little (and to this day) he does not sleep well and I am sure there were plenty of days when he tried to escape nap time. During his nap I had used that time to take my own nap (when he was an infant), clean the house, prep dinner, work, or do absolutely nothing....

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