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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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To My Child Who Plays For The Joy of Playing

To My Child Who Plays For The Joy of Playing

  You are so different from Mommy who has always played to win.  My competitive nature has often been too much throughout my life, so much so that I consciously try to quell it when it comes to you and your siblings. Not you though, from a young age you have played games simply for(…)

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To My Child Whom I Have Failed

To My Child Whom I Have Failed

  I did not set out to do it. My intention was never to undermine your confidence in any way, but still I believe I may have done so. What do I do as I sit here with a sinking heart, saddened with the reality that I failed you in that moment? Maybe it wasn’t(…)

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Super Hero Powers

Super Hero Powers

We are raised in a world with heroes and villains alike. All these characters posses some sort of super power. Super powers to me are the ability to do/change things that would normally be beyond your capabilities.  They seem to be a means to fill a void where we feel we are lacking or have(…)

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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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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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