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How I Schedule My Kids

  I wanted to share a question and answer I got about how I do our daily schedule. “AI’m curious (actually, I’d like to be a fly on your wall for 1 day to see how you do it!!)…I wanted to ask you about how you “schedule” your school time with...

Doing Too Much

You’ve probably heard the chatter about being busy. Everyone is busy. We have so many opportunities that earlier generations didn’t have and our children have so many opportunities and so many activities they could participate in. But busyness is not that badge of honor we thought it might be. When...

Mornings

In Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott an idea crept in that rang true for me this month because I was in the middle of experiencing it. You see last month has been particularly intense for me at work, with the two separate departments I work for having their major projects...

Life is Curly

As moms we can often be found ironing out the perfect schedule, organizing the perfect drawer, planning the perfect vacation, working towards that perfect balance. But it is always just beyond our fingertips. We aren’t able to get everything to line up just as we imagined or as soon as...

What Do You Want Your Kids to Say About You in Ten Years?

I was recently asked by a good listener, “what do you want your kids to say about you, remember about their childhood in ten years?” I rambled a bit, actually quite a bit and every once in awhile she would jot something down on a piece of paper and ask...

My Book is Out!

    Four years ago, I met some of the most adventurous homeschooling moms she’d ever met. She found herself running after her children off on adventures but wondering if they should really be home with their books. In an effort to resolve this internal conflict, she began to research the...

Optimism

At the end of last year, I read article after article where people expressed how difficult the year had been and they were sure glad it was over. Many said it was the worst year of their life. I didn’t feel that way, not at all, and it wasn’t because...

Juggling it All

So here we are juggling motherhood, working, homeschooling, caring for the home, often being a wife, some time for our self and many other responsibilities. I once heard someone explain the balancing act we do with this juggling like this; We are throwing all these balls in the air trying...

When the Instructions Don’t Come

I was listening to one author give suggestions to another author the other day. The second was to the point in the book where the dead brother contacted the sister to say he was alive and needed her help and would contact her again with instructions. The fact that he...

Is There a Way to Live Without Regret?

One of the beauties of our modern age is that we have so many choices. We can have any of a number of careers, there are fewer stigmas attached to many things we may want to do. But if with all of these ideas we try to do every one...