Saturday, June 18, 2016

Parenting Fail

I just realized something awful. I have conditioned my children and not in a good way. *Sigh. Now I have to fix it.

It started with jumping on the trampoline.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Changing Bad Habits One Week At A Time

Summer is really great for taking a break (obviously from school, nothing else stops for the summer) and regrouping. If I notice that a specific child is going to need to work on something, I usually try to survive until summer. Then I can dedicate more time to training. Sometimes it is teaching a child to behave better, teaching a skill like potty training before school starts, or building good habits that make the day flow better.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time Marches On

Here it is; exactly one year between blog posts. My blog has changed so many times and has become so many different things that I even considered deleting it because of my inability to define or contain it. It used to be a great way to share with my family but I was just filling up the pages with photos and videos. That is what Facebook is for. At one point, I wanted to use it as an outlet for journaling my experiences in marriage, parenting, and ministry. I have a couple of journals for that.
But I do wish to write.
I love to write.
So write, I shall....
                 soon as I know what to write about.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Things I learned my first year of homeschooling

Now that school is finally over for our family, I can relax. Our first year is done. The kids actually were not that excited about summer break. They enjoyed the structure of a school day and now summer presents for them hours of boredom especially since I won't allow them to fill the schooling hours with Xbox. This break is actually going to be more for mom than them. I need a little time where my 'to do list' doesn't involve several hours doing school. I also need the time to work on some areas of training and establishing habits that need to occur with a couple of children before adding school hours back in.

The following are four things that I learned during my first year of homeschooling.