Drowning In Stuff

I feel like I’m drowning in stuff. Anybody else feel like that? And it’s not all bad stuff, and it’s certainly not all stuff that we’ve purchased. A lot of it is stuff that we’ve been given. We’ve been very blessed over the years to receive lots of hand-me-down clothes and shoes from friends. A lot of times those also come with other items like purses, decorations, books, etc. But I also do shop at thrift stores and Good Will. I add to the problem some. And of course – kids grow. They outgrow clothes. Y’ALL. We have bags and

Organizing Your Homeschool Day for Grace {Not Pride and Your Own Agenda}

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling!  Today we meet Michelle from Beautiful Mess,  continuing the topic of over-planning.. to the point of organizing God and His Grace right out of your homeschool day! (Or, how not to…) ~~ Organizing Your Homeschool Day for Grace {Not Pride and Your Own Agenda} One of my favorite sayings before this deconstruction of mom began: “Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency on my part.” Hmmmm, kind of selfish and rude, don’t ya think? What part of that would Jesus really like?

How to Over-Plan, Over-Schedule and Drive Yourself Crazy

Welcome!! Thank you for joining in as we kick off Day 1 of the “10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling!” Today we begin with friend, first year homeschooler, and guest-poster Jeni from Peace and Carrots! Thank, you, Jeni! ~~ How to Over-plan, Over-schedule, and Drive Yourself Crazy When we started on our homeschooling journey roughly one year ago, I was eager and enthusiastic. I read books, blogs, articles, and anything else I could get my hands on, filling my mind with all kinds of options and approaches for what homeschooling would look like for our family.

What I’m Working On

The beginning of the school year fast approaches! I’m plugging away at getting ready before it gets here. Here’s a peek at what I’m working on now:                     Yes, I’m knee deep in planning our science for the year. The notebooking journals come with a 36 week lesson plan in the front which really helps, but the girls have different notebooking journals this year (The Junior Notebooking Journal is nice!) so they have some different activities. I’ll be including the 5 year old on some things, too, so right now I’m

3 in 30 ~ January 7th

It’s been a week! Wait–it’s been a week? DUDE. The year isn’t supposed to be flying by this fast already. ; ) And what a crazy, busy week this has been! This week I: started trying to get up earlier to read and pray (for 3 in 30.) started homeschooling again after a Christmas break (because it was time.) planned lesson plans for the whole month of January (because I didn’t during the break.) started and mostly finished re-designing my lists and charts for my home management binder (for 3 in 30.) began working toward my goal of not having

Oops, I did it again — I messed up my room.

I think,..I have realized how it is that a room which has been completely de-cluttered, re-organized and spiffy-fied can (right under your very nose!) suddenly find itself in a very cluttered, unorganized, sad state of very un-spiffy-ness. WE COLLECT MORE STUFF. I mean,.. it happens. Ya know? Someone gives you a shirt they don’t like, you get a new pair of shoes, you buy more books to collect on your nightstand and voila!!- where’s the bed? The dresser? The bottom of the closet? Ok, ok, so it probably has a little to do with cleaning habits, also, am I right?