I don’t know about you, but this time of year really makes me think about what I wish I could do. The year being new brings a lot of hope into view and questions of what could be. However, dwelling on those questions can also get us into a mindset of thinking negatively about ourselves. Sure there are always things we can work on or improve upon, but to be thinking we aren’t good enough or can’t measure up won’t get us to where we need to be, where God wants us to be. Is there a balance in our thinking? How can we question ourselves and still have a positive outlook? If you are in this boat or wondering the same, keep reading and […]
Well, another year has come and gone. We now find ourselves in a new year. What are we going to do with this amazing gift of another year? That is the question that we all start thinking about come this time of year. So as I ponder this question, I wonder what the new year has in store for us. What do I want the new year to bring? What do I plan to make the most of? How can I make my plans become reality? So many questions can start to overwhelm me, and maybe even you. Sure the easy thing to say would be that it is time to start breaking down all these questions into manageable steps. I have done […]
This question has been asked of me several times over the years. I have answered it many ways but have found the best approach is to answer the question, with a question. Usually, when someone is asking, they have been thinking about homeschooling for a while but are lost as to if they can actually do what needs to be done and if their kids will succeed. I honestly believe that everyone can homeschool. Not that everyone will have the time, but everyone has the ability to educate their own children. Why? Well you know your kids best. You know their strengths and weaknesses. You know what sets them off and what settles them down. God has given us parents the high responsibility of raising […]
I would say that I am not a resolutions kind of girl. I would think of myself as more a goal kind of girl. What do I mean by that? Well, when I think of resolutions I think of a long list of wants and needs all bundled up into an uncompleteable mound of disappointment. No one likes disappointment, and with ADHD where disappointment can happen frequently, why set myself up for it. So at the end of every year, I like to think about the biggest goals that I believe I can attain, that could truly change how we live for the better.
Okay everyone, it is just about the end of January. I told you I would be checking in with you, to see how you are doing on sticking to your goals. So, how are you doing with your goals?
Starting today, every Wednesday through January we will be digging into God’s Word. On the agenda for today, finding time. It amazes me how we are able to find time for T.V and trips to the store to buy lots of things we really don’t need, but when it comes to spending time in God’s word, we somehow come back with saying there just is not enough time in the day to make it happen. Don’t think I am not guilty of this, because I sure am. So how can we go from excuses to habit?
With a new year comes self-reflection and motivation to change. Our blog is no different. Even though we have only been around a short while, the new year gives us motivation to press forward and set goals. What are those goals? How do you fit into this? Read on and find out!
Our biggest challenge as parents has to be get our whole family on board with chores. No one likes doing chores, but by working together as a family, we are able to accomplish a lot more in less time. This of course leaves more time for play, and everyone likes that. By focusing on all the benefits of getting the kids involved in chores, we are able to not only expect their help, but show them why their help is go beneficial to them and us as a family. What do I mean by focusing on these benefits? What I mean is that when your child starts to give you attitude about helping with the housework we are able to pull out of our hat one of these benefits. We are able to talk about how important it is for them to help and why. Kids LOVE to have their why questions answered, and by talking to them about these benefits we are able to give them those answers. What are these benefits to the kids we are talking about?