We haven't been doing much and when we come home we kinda just fall into the house, the kids do whatever it is they've been dying to do (Chopped Kids At Home a.k.a destroy the kitchen) and I start to prep for the next day while getting dinner together. It amazes me how much I… Continue reading A Little of This, A Little of That
The number one reasons we became an unschooling family is because I wanted to instill the love of learning in our children early on by letting them explore the world how they felt moved, and to figure things out in the most organic way possible. Pre-K stuffs them into a room of other children their age and they're required to sit still, listen, and retain a large amount of information for the majority of the day, five days a week. I wholeheartedly believe at four years old a child is just not ready for traditional schooling at home or away. As homeschoolers, we have the option to let them be little regardless of the style of learning that is used.
Preach it, Sister!! “…and they might say it’s because mother-hood can differentiate but really if you have a daughter I beg of you, teach her something useful! Teach her about people’s expectations to be married. Teach her about the double standards of opposite sex (going both ways) not one. Teach her how to change a diaper. Teach her how to be kind. Teach her that emotion is not weakness (by being emotional and remaining strong)! Teach her how to level with a 4 year old and how to calm an infant. Teach her, Teach her, Teach her. And when you cannot teach her any more, let other women be her guide as well…”
I’ve never hopped on my blog and let words fly… I write on posts for days, proof read and proof read again. Exchange boring words for more complex ones, add on ideas that have been left out.
Tonight I don’t have it in me to do all of those things. I’m tired. Being a stay at home mom, today, has gotten the best of me. I try, like hell I try, not to go on rants about being a mother or just how tough it is. My choice, My problem –in my philosophy. For the sake of all mothers around me, and another’s lack of ability to see what true super heros they are I feel I must bring to light some of what their dailies bring.
I can’t help but think of two of my longest friends this week. How did it so happen that about 15…
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If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook you know, we're saving up for a new (to us) vehicle. I have my eyes set on a 12 passenger van. *Insert school-girl scream here.* I've wanted one F-O-R-E-V-E-R
eing separated from your baby at any age would be hard, but it would be equally as hard for them if not equipped with the knowledge to find their way home or to get proper help; especially at a young age.
Share your testimony. Kids don't need to know all of the details from your youth, but they do need to know you're not perfect. Only God knows their heart, and if they're feeling lost it's helpful for them to know that at one point you were, but you found refuge in Christ.
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Since I was young, I saw women in skirts. I know you do too, but I'm saying, it intrigued me. I thought it was a beautiful show of feminity and modesty. I feel like, IF there are past lives (no, I don't believe there are, calm down) I was totally a skirt wearing, long-haired, Christ lovin' girl. It feels like home to me. I was also, probably, following some kind of strict rules and now all of my sarcasm and eye rolling is redeemed full force. (I'm just sayin'.)
**This post was originally published in FBC Thorndale's monthly newsletter.** Verse memorization is a vital part of spiritual growth. It helps us in times of need when we're unable to sit down and scour the bible for what we're searching for, or when we're helping a friend who needs immediate encouragement
If this is the only experience a child has of church for the entire year shouldn't we make it the best week possible? Shouldn't we show them God's love and not just tell them about it?