Life Skills for You and Your Children

Hey guys, I know I have posted a lot of stuff today and I promise this will be the last one.

So many kids these days do not know basic life skills. Even employers are struggling to find young people with the basics they need for a job.  Check out Skill Trek! It is a really neat company that has ekits and physical kits you can order to help cover a ton of basic life skills. We all try to cover what we know…but we can’t know or remember to teach everything.  Skill Trek is a great company that was started by a couple that saw a need and wanted to help fill it.  Here is the link, check it out! Share with anyone you think it might help…even adults!

Skill Trek Link

http://skilltrekker.com/life-skills-everyone-needs/?orid=4306&opid=61

 

Motivation Monday

I think this verse describes homeschool mamas perfectly. It covers so many aspects of our homeschool journey. So many times we feel like we have failed at keeping our homes clean, yelling at the kids, not taking care of ourselves,or not gotten through to our kids with their school work or just getting them to listen. We have tried to get them to read the same sentence for 5 days and they STILL can’t. We blame ourselves, our choices….we don’t look at the bigger picture. Maybe it just takes this child a bit longer to grasp…maybe they really arent ready to read yet. We compare ourselves to other homeschooler’s children and we compare ourselves to public school kids, we listen to the negative comments from people that don’t agree with your decision to homeschool. We need to stop all of that, but we also need to realize that we will fall time to time, but how we get back up again is the key. If we allow defeat, what are we teaching our kids, that they aren’t worth teaching? That when things get difficult you just quit. No, you get through the tough time, you move on, you try something new, you talk to your kids and are honest with them. Rise again! Rise strong and determined. Rise with a goal in mind, whether it is a goal for that day, that hour, that minute, accomplish something. Maybe just making your bed, reading a book to your child, taking some time to pray, meditate or whatever helps settle your mind and spirit. Lean on God and He will give you the strength to rise from the frustration, anger, hurt, insecurities. I have to tell myself these things too. We are not alone…we all go through these times, but how you rise from them is what we need to pay attention to. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and that if you are in the trenches right now, I pray you find strength and rise again! Talk to you soon! Mandy

Fyi, you guys are doing awesome at getting to the goal of 50 new followers by my birthday on the 12th. We still need about 30 more to reach the goal! I know you guys want that extra review and giveaway!