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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Boy and the Rose

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Take a Look Tuesday

Today I am sharing a heart to heart book for your older children.  At some point in our parenting journey, we all have to have those “deep” conversations and this book from Queen Homeschooling is the perfect starting point to make those big and juicy conversations happen with our children.


This video originally aired live on Facebook.

Want your own copy of The Boy and The Rose?  You can find it here

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The artist – Breezy Brookshire - that I mention can be found over at The Breezy Tulip Studio.

Storytime with Mama

This is the particular art print that I mentioned was on my wish list.  It is called Storytime with Mama.  Isn’t it precious?  I so want this framed in our home.  LOVE It!! 

So tell me…  Have you read this book?  Do you have a favorite illustrator that draws you in no matter what the book is about? 

Happy Reading Friends!!
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Thoughts on Education

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Emma Lee – 14 Months

What is an education?  I believe that one important thing about an educated person is the realization that learning never comes to an end in this life, and probably goes on throughout all eternity.  ~  Edith Schaeffer, What is a Family?

I think one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is a love of learning.  This is a true gift that they can keep with them throughout their entire lives and hopefully it will be one that will be a blessing to them long after they have left our nests. 

Have a blessed Monday friends,
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Motherhood Monday :: Thoughts on Habits

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Walker Oak – 1 month old

Good habits can be some of your child’s best friends.  Getting up early (and cheerfully), daily Bible reading, cleanliness, punctuality, planning, good diet…  if they are an automatic part of his life, they will save your child much time, pain, and stress as an adult and free him for productivity.  ~  Karen Anderola

Ask yourself this very important question today… 

What best friends are you introducing into your child’s life?

Blessings as you walk this very important journey that God has you on,
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Q and A Friday

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On today’s Q and A Friday chat, I share about our week + answer your questions about how our weekly checklists work in our homeschool. 

This aired live on Facebook.  You can hop over there to view all the comments from live viewers.

I had so much fun chatting with all of you today.  I am looking forward to our next live broadcast together.  Follow me on Facebook or Instagram so you do not miss it. 

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fun Mail

Don’t you just love fun mail?  I do too!!

I hopped on InstagramLive today for a fun unboxing of some new goodies that I had just received from Rocky Mountain Oils.  Take a peek at what was in my current haul and you just might spot a cute newborn baby boy at the end.

Have a great Thursday friends!!
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Motherhood Monday - Keep Their Hearts

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Joy Lynn – 3 years old.

“It is a great thing for a parent to have such sympathy with his child that his child can tell him freely of his worst thoughts or his greatest failures without any fear of seeming to shock that parent, and so chill the child’s confidence.”
~ H. Clay Trumbull, Hints on Child Training

One of the most important parts of mothering is keeping our child’s heart.  We can do a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong but I truly believe this should be one of our MAIN goals to focus on each and every day when it comes to parenting.  We want our children to come to us with the big stuff AND the little stuff.  No matter what their ages!!  We want them to know we are a safe spot to share their hearts. 

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Curriculum Choices :: 2017-2018

It’s a new school year and that means new books + curriculum. 
Take a peek to see what resources we are using this school year…

Family Studies

Family Studies – Together Time – Family Subjects

Whatever you call it… 

These are the subjects that we do all together and they are some of my favorite parts of #OurDaysTogether.

Bible Study

Character/Habit Study

History + Geography

Science

Enrichment


Individual Studies – 7th Grade

These are the resources that we have chosen for Caleb Davis (12 years old) this school year. 

Math

Literature

  • Caleb Davis reads various books based on a variety of topics and genres.  You can take a peek at what he is reading throughout the school year using the hashtags #OurLittleLibrary and #7thGradeLiterature.  I post peeks at what he is reading over on Facebook and Instagram

Language Arts

Science

Computer

Foreign Language

Habits and Personal Development

Extracurriculiar Activities


Monday, September 4, 2017

Motherhood Monday - A Mother's Heart

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"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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Joy Lynn – 4 Years Old, Emma Lee – 6 Years Old, and Bennett Lawson – 9 Months Old


It really does not matter whether you have a schoolroom, a dining room table that you pack away at the end of the day for family dinners, a backpack that you take to the park or library, a computer that goes with you on road trips, etc...

Mama, it basically boils down to your attitude + heart that will determine your child's learning atmosphere. Look for little ways to love + encourage your children today.

Enjoy those babies this week,
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Check Out My New Channel!

Guess what guys… 

I created a YouTube channel and my 1st video is up!! Check out the fun "Back to Homeschool" tag where I share all my emotions about starting the 2017-2018 school year.

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I plan to add more videos in the days ahead + gather all my Periscope archives and get those uploaded for you all to enjoy.

Happy Homeschooling!!
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