Have you received a handwritten note recently? The art of a beautiful handwritten card seems to be slowly fading into an era gone by. We are working on handwriting and keeping that art alive both in our homeschool and I am working to keep it alive in my own mom life of hustle, bustle, and business.Receiving a handwritten note is a beautiful … [Read more...]
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So you've decided to homeschool!Are you nervous? Overwhelmed? Just plain scared? It's totally normal and Yes, you can!!! Homeschooling is just an extension of parenting. You teach your children everyday. They learn values, behaviors, attitudes, faith, and life skills from you whether you homeschool or not. And that is really the scary part (if … [Read more...]
The Tired Homeschool Mom-Gut Connection Your gut is very important to your overall health. The standard American diet, also know as SAD, is full of things that tear that gut to pieces. Stress compromises your immune system, cortisol spikes leave you with adrenal fatigue, and chasing toddlers/teaching math/navigating social media with a teen all … [Read more...]
My boys love all things having to do with Knights, battles, honor, and chivalry. I think all young boys are enamored with knights at some point. Have you ever wanted to use that to your advantage while working on character training?In an age when respect and honor seem like distant and antiquated relics, how can we equip boys to pursue … [Read more...]
Let's be honest. We don't always take care of ourselves. We don't get enough sleep (as I type this it is rather late), we don't eat well, we run ourselves ragged, and then wonder why we feel awful and get sick so easily. Ladies, we have to care for ourselves in order to care for our family. Some of that care can be done through good … [Read more...]
Apraxia of Speech Apraxia is just part of our normal now. It's how we do this beautiful mess of a life together. There are changes that happen when you first get the diagnosis. There can be other diagnoses that get lumped on your head before, at the same time, or after Apraxia. You learn as you begin to navigate the waters of parenting a child … [Read more...]
We have discussed why homeschool moms need to make time to get fit to better care for our families and our God-given tasks. Now here are some resources to help you get on your way! 10 Resources for the Mom who wants to get fit 1- Start with NEATWhat is NEAT? Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. In other words, your daily movement needs to … [Read more...]
I almost broke up with Stitch Fix Not really, but that was my initial reaction and I'll explain why.I got Fix 16 and it was not at all what I was looking for. I asked for things I could wear when I spoke at Teach Them Diligently. What I got wasn't good for that. I was sorely disappointed because that meant I had to go shopping (an activity in … [Read more...]
5 Easy Ways to Improve the Heart of Your Homeschool Listen to the podcast here:This podcast is sponsored by:Transcription:Pat: Hi. This is Pat Fenner from PatAndCandy.com, and I just wanted to share a piece of advice with you that I've developed over my years of homeschooling. Now, I have to be honest. This wasn't a piece of advice … [Read more...]
The Dinner Decision and Dilemma Dinner is a source of contention in our house.It starts because I slip out of meal planning. Then it becomes a mad scramble for dinner. "What do you want/I don't know" is the battle cry that begins it all. Then the kids don't like what I've come up with (this is before it's even cooked, mind you). And it only … [Read more...]