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The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ June 8th, 2013

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ June 8th, 2013

Quote of the week… When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul. In my life this week…Last week felt suffocating. The fighting, the messes, the schedule, the numbers (more about this(…)

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The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ June 1st, 2013

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ June 1st, 2013

In my life this week… As I sit here and ponder “my life” I find myself having a difficult time separating it from what I would say about our homeschool this week.  I am at a point in time where I feel all consumed by the kids and their activities.  I am most definitely feeling spent of patience this week(…)

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What Does The U.S Soccer E License Have to do with Homeschooling?

What Does The U.S Soccer E License Have to do with Homeschooling?

So this year I have signed on as Assistant Coach for Jayden’s soccer team. There was a need, and I played, so I stepped up to help. The reality is that I gave up soccer almost 20 years ago and I worry that I might not measure up. Let’s go back 20 years when soccer(…)

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What’s Right For You May Not be Right For Me

What’s Right For You May Not be Right For Me

Parental Judgement…….this is on my heart and in my mind. It is so easy to look across the street, next to you in the dance studio waiting room, down the sideline at a youth soccer game, and make a judgement about what some other parent is doing with their child. This is something I have(…)

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Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012

Starts At Eight: Top Ten Most Popular Posts of 2012

Last year was the first year I posted a Top Ten Most Popular Posts. I don’t often look in the analytics part of my blog, so it was fun to see where people were visiting. Since I really enjoyed it last year, I decided to do it again this year. I am including the Top(…)

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New Year’s Resolutions ~ 2012

New Year’s Resolutions ~ 2012

As I sit here wondering what to write about I am struck by my increasingly large case of writer’s block.  A kind of block that is case specific to this time honored tradition we call, “New Year’s Resolutions”. Resolution by definition means, “A course of action determined or decided on.”  A New Year’s Resolution according(…)

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How to Eat When You’re NOT Working Out ~ My Weight Loss Struggles

How to Eat When You’re NOT Working Out ~ My Weight Loss Struggles

A few of years ago I had hit my highest weight ever, even heavier than when I was nine months pregnant, pre-eclamtic and swollen to the hilt! So I set out to drop the weight. It helped that I had just had braces put on my teeth and thus my mouth was often to sore(…)

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Grow With Me

Grow With Me

In less than two weeks I will be the parent of a teen-aged daughter. I remember being her age. I remember the struggles to fit in, the beauty concerns, clothing issues, friendship troubles, boy crushes, etc. When I was Chloe’s age I was very close with a family I babysat for. I grew up being(…)

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God Spoke To Me Today…

or was it really just my subconscious reading something into what was already there? It is very easy to hear a song on the radio, see a quote on someone’s FB wall, read a book or an article, and find a way to make it apply to your life, or believe it was written about/for(…)

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The Power of Mommy

The Power of Mommy

What is it about Mommy? In my house it is like simply having that title means I have special powers. Somehow my lap is better, my kisses and hugs are better, even sharing my glass or food is highly sought after! Not that I am complaining, because being the one, the end all, can be(…)

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No TV, Computer, Video Games Etc.

No TV, Computer, Video Games Etc.

Due to some behaviors and patterns we are seeing in ourselves and our children, we have put a ban on all electronics in our home. This started on Monday July, 23rd and will last indefinitely. I have been slow in posting this summer anyways due to the need to spend more focus time on the(…)

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Forsaking All Others ~ Wedding Vows

Forsaking All Others ~ Wedding Vows

What happened to “’til death do us part”? How did we get to this place where more than 50% of marriages end in divorce, and so many just don’t bother to get married anymore? Where is the commitment, through the good and the bad?  What happened to forsaking all others?  What happened to our wedding(…)

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