Motivation Monday

Another Monday, another week to get moving and get things done. Gonna be honest….my get up and go, has not gotten up yet. Lol The boys are still asleep and I’m relaxing and reading other bloggers blogs. I am thankful I can do that on a Monday morning. I know most people have to get up early to get the kids ready for school or to get to work or both. When WH went to public virtual school he had to get up a lot earlier and he hated it. We homeschool for several reasons, but being able to take a day and take it slow and easy is such a huge perk. We are going to do some “school work” but today its just going to be a nice easy day. My husband also told me it is National Boston Cream day…so we are going to have to honor that. Lol So, for Motivation Monday, I’m going to tell you to motivate yourself to relax, and take in all the wonderful things in your life right now. Even if things are really crappy, find something positive that has happened, think on that and thank God for it. I hope your week is wonderful and I pray for you all to have some time to sit back and relax a while. Talk to you later! Mandy

So Excited!

Our KidArtLit box came today! We will be doing the live review on our Facebook page as soon as we get the giveawAy and coupons figured out! I am hoping to have it sometime next week! I will keep you all posted! I hope you are having a great day!

Motivation Monday

No matter your spouse, kids, homeschooling, things happening in the world or just life in general are getting to you, if we lean on Him, we can not be shaken. We have the peace of knowing that He is our firm foundation and He will always take care of us. Find rest and peace in Him. Try to remember to take some time everyday and thank Him even for the difficult things….once you start doing that…they may not seem so difficult. I hope you have a great day! Let me know if there is anything I can add to my prayers for you all! Talk to ya later! Mandy

KidArtLit

I have exciting news about the KidArtLit subscription boxes I told you all about. I heard back from them yesterday and they are going to allow me to do a giveaway and a coupon code when I do the live review on FB! I have to work out all the details with them, but I will keep you all posted on when we will be doing that review…it should be within the next week or so. If you want to check them out before my review, check out their link in my blog page.

KidArtLit October Box

KidArtLit October box sounds so fun! Here is what you get in it:

Each October box includes:

  • A hardback picture book that illuminates the everyday wonders of community
  • A Ready-Set-Go cellophane stained-glass window exploration for two
  • Everything you need to create two papier-mâché luminariesthat will light up your home with autumn color
  • Guidance from our easy-to-follow mini magazine
  • Order your subscription today with code OCTOBER10 to receive a discount!
  • Here is the link!http://KidArtLit.com?rfsn=796522.f88d0

We tried!

This little fella was on our screen door! Lol

Well, we went for a goal of 50 new followers and we did pretty good, but didn’t quite make it. I truly appreciate all of you sharing my blog and I hope you continue to enjoy our little adventure in homeschooling. I hope I encourage you all and help you realize you are not alone especially during the difficult times! We are here for each other to listen and if wanted, give advice.

Just so you know, I will be having at least one giveaway in November and December…it is looking like I will have some more for the new year, but I don’t want to let you in on anything just yet! You gotta stick with me and keep an eye out! Lol I will also be doing some live reviews on some of the other things we use in our homeschool….I may not have a giveaway, but I know just seeing a curriculum before you choose to buy it is helpful. I’ll let you all go…..I can’t wait til this evening! My mom is bringing me a chocolate peanut butter cake for my birthday! My mouth is already watering! Lol Have a great day everyone! Mandy

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!