Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Flexible..... not Flaky!

I heard this today at a meeting I was at, with other homeschool mom's and youth. It made me think....
So I thought I'd share it. I also wanted to write it down, because it's one worth remembering!
Food for thought, and inspiration!

Homeschoolers have one great benefit they are flexible. Homeschoolers have one great fault they are flexible!

This is so true! And a good thing to keep in the back of my mind!
However as we all agree....

The world is our classroom!

Oh, and the flakey part. One mom mentioned she'd much rather be called flexible than flaky!
ENJOY!

Monday, February 23, 2015

FEAR!!......

Am I doing enough?
Am I doing it just right?
Did I do everything that is needed?
What about her spelling?
What about his handwriting?
Oh their reading?
And then there's the extra things, art, PE, foreign languages!!!!!!!
Ahhhh!!!!!!!!!
The list goes on and on!
BUT,, let's look at the root of all these questions.....
Exactly who says what's right for your child?
Is it the state? Is it the current school curriculums? No it's a personal decision that involves your Heavenly Father, you and your spouse and that particular child! NO ONE ELSE!!!

So honestly all those questions can be answered by simply saying you are afraid!
What are you afraid of? Having your child do and be everything that someone else's child is? Well is that the right path for your child? We were recently reading the 10 commandments as part of our daily scripture study. As we read about idols and coveting others, we started thinking of different things and ways these apply to us. One thought I had is this idea that my children are not good enough, in this area or that area. They are not like holly homeschooler who knows and loves math- all the way in calculus at age 14! They are not like Hebert homeschooler who knows fluent Chinese, Latin, Greek and is now learning Spanish! No, but does that matter?
We as the parents get stuck in this idea that we will have the smartest, most well rounded, children. A perfect child- with no gaps!!!  And if they do have gaps they are our faults, they are my fault.
I guess I need to remember not every child will grow up to be Einstein, and honestly I do t think Einstein thought he was as great as everyone e else thought he was!
I only know of one man who walked this earth, who was perfect. I also know I am so far from him! How can I expect anyone to be perfect like him? No, we can't! But we can learn to lean on him for strength. We can remember to always stove to be perfect, and to challenge ourselves, and our children.
Because what is perfect? Is it perfect in the worlds sight? Or perfect in HIS sight?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nothing DEMANDS more attention.....

"As difficult and challenging as life can sometimes be, no challenge carries with it more meaning, nor demands more attention from parents, than that of nurturing and teaching their children."

Some words for thought!
(taken from Christlike Parenting)
Love,

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Diastasis Recti, anyone?

Do you have Diastasis Recti??

I SURE DO!

Don't know what that is?
 Do you have that MOMMY TUMMY??
 You know the one.... the one that everyone asks you if you are pregnant,
or wants to ask, but doesn't dare!
Yeah that's the one!
 Well if you said yes to that question I would highly recommend you research Diastasis Recti, one of the best articles I read, about it is here....
 
 
Take the test, it's an eye opener!
 
After reading this, it all started clicking!
 
Now my nightly workout comes from FIT 2B, one of my newest favorite websites!
 
 
I did the recommended video tonight,
 the 10 minute totally transverse workout...

WOW FEELIN' IT......

But in a good way!

 
 
You know I have 1 wonderful husband and 10 wonderful blessings, if I'm not in shape, how can I keep up? How can I do all that is needed from me, day in and day out??
It's SIMPLE,

I CAN NOT!

and I NEED to, I HAVE to!
 
I have been dealing with major back, abdominal and hip pains lately..
So IT'S TIME, no......
 

IT'S PAST TIME!

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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6