Summertime Check Up for Moms

Summertime Check Up for Mom

Summer is quickly passing us by and many of us will be starting our new homechool years before we know it.  During these lazy days of summer, we moms have the perfect opportunity to do a little 'check up' and make sure that we are ready for the onslaught of work that comes with being a homeschool mom.  Maybe I'm unique, but I find that I often push off anything for me as I'm too busy doing for the rest of the family.  I call it my sacrificial approach to living gone awry. Go through your … [Read more...]

A Summer Girl’s Guide to Cheap and Simple Hair Removal

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for it-- but let's face it, we're all mamas who struggle to find just five minutes to shave our legs, right?!   Fuzzy legs may not be an issue during winter, but during warmer months when bathing suits and shorts are all the rage, keeping the leg hair in check becomes more important. If you shave your legs or any other part of your body, the following tips can help you save money and simplify the process. Basic Shaving Tips Slow and … [Read more...]

Friendship – Love with Abandon

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An old friend contacted me. We’ve spoken once in the past ten years. She apologized for not being a better friend over the years, that she let go of a deep friendship and love. This friendship, back in the day, defined soul mate for me. We were best friends, but the friendship grew deep and held an intense love. I haven’t found that level of friendship since. Something nagged at the back of my mind - a red flag of sorts. Why did she reach out to me now? I ignored the possibility of an … [Read more...]

Want to Have an Open Line of Communication With Your Teen? Here are 5 Posts to Help Guide You.

Communication With Your Teen by ASliceOfHomeschoolPie

This spring I entered a new stage in my life; I became a parent of a teenager. When my son was 12, I began preparing him (and myself) for this new adventure. I explained to him some of the changes (physically, mentally, and emotionally) that he was going to experience during this period of his life. An important element during this stage in a teen's life is to have an open line of communication between parent and child. Wait a minute, don't teens, especially boys, become quiet and distant … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom

Since I published the post, Confessions of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom, I have received dozens of emails from women who want to know what a typical week day looks like in our home. First of all, I have to say that there is no "typical" day. As much as I try to get a set schedule in place, life happens. Someone is sick, or someone decides to let math take five hours, or there is an urgent email that must be dealt with...the list goes on. I hesitated to even share the schedule that I … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom

Confessions of a Work at Home Homeschooling Mom

I get asked one question over and over again... How do you do it all? Let me start by saying none of this was my idea. I didn't want to homeschool. I never wanted to by a stay at home mom and I surely didn't want to be a work at home mom. Nope, I was quite content with my plan of being a nurse and sending my kids to public school. You know, my plan. Using the education and degree that my parents spent all that money on. Sending my kids to public school, just like I did, because after all, I … [Read more...]

Burned Blackberry Syrup

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I didn't mean to burn the house down. I guess that's a slight exaggeration, but I didn't mean to fill it up with smoke. I was being a good mom. I was changing a diaper, putting on shoes, and walking the little one outside to play with big sister when the blackberry syrup I was making boiled over and made a huge...no, H.U.G.E and sticky mess. I moved the pot and rolling syrup fell onto the hot eye and turned to black goo and ash sending wave after wave of dark smoke into the … [Read more...]

Relief for Mothering Burnout

Mothering Burnout: Tips for Relief

  You awake, head pounding, your body is heavy, and you do not want to get out of bed. The kids want breakfast. However, your eyes are barely open and your mind is already flooded with daily tasks. Anxiety builds as reality sets in. Suddenly, you realize you are accountable for training these beloved children of yours to become responsible adults. You begin doubting the possibility. You may be experiencing Mothering Burnout. You need relief... The pre-flight safety instructions … [Read more...]

Be the Mom in the Moment

Be the Mom in the Moment: Encoragement for ALL Moms

Don't run screaming at the title of this post. This is not another one of those "treasure every moment before they are grown post." This week God has really been working on me about being the mom in the moment. I had to really think about what that meant. How could I apply that vague concept to my mothering life? It hit me like a ton of bricks while homeschooling R. She is in second grade and she is dyslexic and dysgraphic. Because of this math sheets are the devil, at least in her world. … [Read more...]

You Cannot Hold it All Together

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My eyes flew wide as the glass tipped. Tea flowed from the glass onto the table and sloshed its way around and under everything in its way. I quickly looked up in panic mode. I did not need this at this moment! I looked into the sweet face of an older lady in my church. "Oh no!" She said, "Let me help you!" As I went to get a towel from the kitchen, she used napkins to soak up what she could. We worked together and in record time got the spill cleaned up. She was the person I needed, … [Read more...]