Thursday, August 30, 2012

Truth or Fiction: Homeschooling Myth Busters

Homeschooling Myths Busted

"I can't homeschool. I'm not patient."

Don't we wish our all our children would nestle next to us as we read a book together? With most children, that is a realistic scenario; however, with children who have issues--whatever they may be--that is a pretty picture that lasts a few minutes at most and on a good day.

Am I patient? Hmm. I would have to ask my children, who are not all children any more. I think their answers would vary. If I waited to be perfect, I would never do anything.

Sometimes, teaching your children, which is an outgrowth of being a mom, is nothing more that striving for the best every day. No one is perfect--whether that is patient or joyful all the time.

Don't wait to be patient before you homeschool--you might be not be here anymore!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer issue of mater et magistra is in! This issue is a hard copy, so if you prefer a hard copy over an e-copy, let Margot know. If you would like to subscribe, follow this link. mater et magistra magazine. 

The topic of this issue is beauty and the photo sent to my blog from Margot is of the flowers.

Happy reading!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Homeschooling Tip of the Day

How do I accomplish all that I do? I make a preemptive strike. I greet the day before any of my children get out of bed. I have time alone to think, meditate, and work on tasks without interruptions. Now, I may not be able to do this every day, but for the vast majority of the time, I get up before anyone else and enjoy the quite, peace, and tranquility of being alone.

Picture taken of a sunrise on Lake Michigan.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Free File Folder Games

These file folder games are free! They include preschool, math, and phonics. Check them out at

God Bless,

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Life is Precious

Born at 20 weeks, 1 lb. 14 ounces. Today, she is 7 months old (She is not 7 months old in the pic).