Recent Posts about Goals

Hope in Spite of Weariness: Finding Strength

  It’s so beautiful outside!  The trees are all scarlet and golden and bright oranges this year. The leaves have been falling in what the kidlets like to call “leaf storms,” swirling and flying every direction on their way down. Soon we’ll make huge piles of them, and I’ll do our annual leaf photo-shoot with…

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Be the Calm Mom: 5 Tips to Help De-stress

“Motherhood is not a hobby. It is a calling. It is not something we do if we can squeeze the time in. It is what God has given you time for.” -Neil Anderson Sometimes life for a can feel like a constant stream of requests and demands, non-stop mommy-taxi service, errands, “have-to-do’s” and appointments. It’s…

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Too Busy, Busy, Busy!!

This has been a week of nonstop places to go, people to see, activities and classes, projects and practices!  Soccer started this week, so now we’ve got that added to the calendar, along with our usual school day, weekly classes and extracurricular activities. We’ve made it through the typical “February Slump” of Homeschooling, the month that…

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Prelude to Spring Cleaning

Well, it almost felt like Spring there for a week or so!  Today we’re back in the deep freeze with snow blowing nearly 40 miles per hour.  Wow!  Having the kiddos back inside today after last week’s taste of spring is tough! Being homeschoolers means the kids are home more often than not anyway, and…

Spark of Interest

This afternoon while Ottergirl was at piano lessons, I had the chance to talk to another homeschooled child who is about Rocketboy’s age. He sat down next to me, book in hand, (which is another common homeschooled-kid trait that I love… those books go everywhere with them! Car rides- no matter how short, visits to…

Job Interview Jitters

So I’ve managed to finagle myself a job interview later this week.  It’s for a part-time evening teaching position at a new community college here in town.  Now, you guys know me… I’m a homeschool mom.  Been one since the beginning.  Pre-K even.  So you know that means I’ve been off the job market for…

Cold Weather Motivations

This is the hardest time of year for me. The holidays are over, the decorations are packed away, and the snow (if you’ve got any!) doesn’t seem so pretty anymore. I’m ready for some sunshine! Less than sixty days until those warm temps and bright days! Woo-hoo! Gotta work on keeping that in mind to…

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Celebrate

As I look around the blogosphere (isn’t that a trendy word?) this New Year,  I’ve noticed more and more posts, not on New Year’s Resolutions, but instead a different but similar idea: choosing a “Word of the Year.” The idea is to pick a word that will speak to what sort of year you’d like…

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