Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Every summer I choose a book to read on Homeschooling to encourage, refresh, and freshen my vision for the upcoming school year. Homeschooling is not for the weak or faint hearted. There are days that are rewarding and some that are hard...down right hard.

Questions run through my mind like, "Am I doing enough?" or "Will they ever learn this?" We can get caught up in the pressure of "state standards" or other peoples "opinions". I have often battled these things. But I always go back to our mission and the reason we homeschool. I take a deep breath and move on.

I also notice many homeschool moms running around all the time from  activity, sport, and program. Making sure their kids get ALL they think they need. I have done this before. I quickly realize it is not healthy for myself or my kids. I think activities are good and have there place but they should never take the place of home life, family time, and church.

I wanted to share a quote from the book I have been reading..."As parents, we need to be discerning in whose opinions we value. Homeschooling can be challenging enough. It's important to guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23) and remember that our children have been given to us. With the exception of their creator, no once knows them better than we do." Durenda Wilson from the Book The Unhurried Homeschooler

May we embrace our days with our children, grandchildren, and those we love. Not getting caught up with what others say we have to do or teach our children. Follow God and your own instincts for your children/child.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Last "Summer" Day

We kicked off our last "Summer day" before school started by sleeping in, making slime, making cupcakes, watching Swiss Family Robinson and enjoying a SLOW Day of fun!

Such a fun day!

Be blessed!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Back to School 2017

This is Ethan's Last First Day of High School. It was a bittersweet day! We had our traditional breakfast for the first day of school. I am entering a different season of motherhood. I have a Senior, and new junior high preteen, and my youngest is no more in single digits! Bittersweet is the only word I can say. I am thankful they are healthy, happy, and growing but it just feels as the time has flew and I wish I could still cuddle with them all ( I still do the younger ones) and miss their sweet younger years.


Friday, August 11, 2017

A Little Goes a Long Way-Being a World Changer

Hello everyone. I am a partner with Mercy House Global. Check them out here. It is a wonderful ministry that helps young mothers all over the world make an income to be able to meet the needs of their families. Mercy House gives jobs to the ladies by giving them the supplies they need to make their handicrafts and sale them to people all over the world.

I support this ministry monthly. But every now and then I purchase an item. This month they had these tic~tac~toe bags for $5.00. That is a few days of meals for these women and their children. The quality was exceptional.

I also received a picture of the ladies that had a hand in making these bags. I put it on the fridge to pray for them. The kids love this bag. It is great for travel and just when your out and about.

Here are some pictures of what I received.

Do you support any global ministries?  I know people are nervous on helping certain ministries. This Ministry Ann Voskamp is a huge supporter of and promotes it. So, I trust her in her suggestion. I have also researched it and it truly is a great ministry with a great purpose.

Let's be ARROWS ladies! Let us shoot our blessings to others across the world and shower blessings on those in need.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Back to School Mantle

Hello everyone! We are starting school August 14th. We originally planned for the 7th but due to us going out of town it just didn't work the way I had planned. All is good! It is the luxury of homeschool.

Here is our Back to School mantle and some little places in our home we will use for school.

I got this new board for our memory verses, announcements, character of month, and other things.

This other nook is a corner in our dining area where we do school. I found this cute metal USA cut out at Michael's craft store for $5.99 on sale. We are studying states and etc. so it was a perfect item for the school area. I also have a canvas rolling cart for school manuals and books.

We are having our "Back to School" meeting today. This is where I go over expectations, share with them the plans, and go over "home rules" again!

I hope you all are doing good. I have been really busy and then took some time to rest. I have been reading most of my blogs I follow but not posting. I hope to get back to regular schedule soon.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wrapping Up the Summer

Hello everyone!!! It has been some busy few weeks! This summer break has really flew for us! I know there is still many summer days left but for us we are entering our School Routine next week. I have been plugging away at my long project lists, planning, and trying to do some things with kids before the freer days end.

Yummy Breakfasts, many pool days, hanging out with friends, grilling out, and lots of fun!