With having one kiddo in public school, homeschooling through public school scheduled breaks is near impossible. We have tried doing this in the past and it just is not successful. Either I am spending time schooling kids who want to be playing, or I am spending quality time with the one who isn’t home much anymore. After one attempt to do both I realized how important the quality time I have with each of my kiddos is and not worth wasting away, even if it is for school. So now we just go with the flow of the public school, which means lots of breaks throughout the year. With every break comes the first day back pains. So how is an ADHD mom with ADHD […]
I woke up to my husband blurting a message out to me. Honestly, all I heard was gibberish at first. It took him a couple of times repeating the message before I actually heard the words clearly. School was closed today due to icy roads. “Ok” I said and rolled back over to try to get some rest. Yup, no luck. Of course, I was awake enough to have to pee. I stumbled down the stairs to the bathroom and stumbled back up them again. I crawled back in bed and was able to get a few more hours of sleep. When I did awake, for all day, real this time, I started thinking of all the things we could be doing. Snowball fight followed […]
We have recently started a new series here on Faithfilled Chaos all about how we can be the best Wife, Mom, Teacher and Daughter of Christ we can be, by looking at 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. Last time we talked about how Love is…Patient. Today we are going to dig into Kindness. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a NIV So what is kindness? Here is the definition […]
Last night our two oldest kids headed out for Taekwondo practice with Daddy. I knew it would be a late night for them so our youngest and I settled in. I had already planned our dinner to be simple. Just pancakes and ham. No big deal, but this time it was just the little man and I. I went into his room and asked if he wanted to help me make the pancakes. He was so excited he came out with a smile from ear to ear asking what he could do first. Little did I know that cooking with him would not only give him a lesson on cooking and allow us time to bond but I would get a surprise in the end. […]
School amidst all the chaos of the Christmas season is challenging to say the least. The kids nor I really want to be focusing on school. Our minds are on happy things like Christmas lights, sledding, hot chocolate, wrapping presents, and just being cozy in our little house. But, school still needs to get done. So how do we manage the wandering minds of adults and children alike, and still focus on our job of homeschooling?
It is hard to believe that our little squirt is now a not so little 15! He is enjoying school, playing guitar and most importantly, to him, is studying to take his driver’s permit test. That alone should make any parent realize that time is flying by. How did that happen? How did he get so old, so quick? If you ask, my kids will tell you “God let me.” Something we have talked about every since they were little. I would say something like. “How did you get so cute?” and they would reply “God let me.” One of the treasured memories I have of all my 3 kids. So besides the obvious of him studying to drive, he now fits into my husband’s […]
Family upon family have gone through the separation of family, for job related reasons. For some it could be college or trainings, others the military, some business meetings. No matter the reason the separation seems so much harder to handle when kids are involved. For us, this separation known well ahead of time, and something we kind of choose. See my hubby had the opportunity to change jobs in the government. With his new job came the knowledge that he would have to go away for 5 weeks to Dallas for training. An awesome adventure for him, but for the rest of us staying at home, um not so much. Knowing that this new job would be better for our family was reason enough to […]
I should have known that it was going to be one of “those” kind of trips from the start. I was so unprepared. I had my menu app, shopping list with me but I forgot to add to it all the other things I needed to get. I was going to have to wing it. When we finally parked I only had one of my kids jump out of the car, the other pretended to be sleeping. Of course he would be the child sitting all the way in the back seat.
Our life has been beyond crazy lately. Lots of stress and tension has filled our house, but this past Saturday we were able to take a break from it all and do something fun together. Believe it or not, our kiddos have never been ice skating before. Yeah, I know, we live in what seems like a frozen tundra about half of the year so how could we have not tried this before? Sometimes what is right under our nose is what is the most easily missed.
The kids get sick and then what? Lots of laundry, cleaning, disinfecting, snuggling, and oh yeah, what can we feed them? Every Mom goes through it and at some point, every Mom will ask it. Maybe you already know this, but for all you out there that don’t, I thought I would share some awesome advice I got when my kiddos were little. It is as simple as remembering B.R.A.T.