4 Steps to Writing 500 Words Daily

We are continuing with our series on Life’s Essential Ingredients.  This is my personal list, but I hope that you will find at least one or two that resonate with you and offer some helpful suggestions.  So far, we have covered Workouts and Worship and Homeschooling.  Today, we are looking at writing 500 words daily.  So, whether you are an established or an aspiring writer, this one’s for you:) 4. Write something, at least 500 words in length. Does 500[Read more]

Four Steps to Success with Homeschooling

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Last week, I began a series on Life’s Essential Ingredients where I listed ten things that I would like to accomplish each day. We have already covered steps for success with the first two Workouts and Worship.  Today, we will look at homeschooling. 3.  Guide the children through their schoolwork. I hate to admit it, especially as a homeschooling mom, but this is the hardest part of my day to accomplish consistently and successfully.  Therefore, these will be the focus of[Read more]

The Real Me

As I begin this blog, I am tempted to put my best foot forward and show you that I am a credible source of information and know-how. The truth is that I have two left-feet when it comes to life.  I can only present the real me:  flawed, flustered, and frustrated by my imperfections.  I am not a crafty, DIY, organizational, or educational expert.  I have yet to produce a successful garden (although my lettuce and herbs did do quite[Read more]

How I Completed Jeff Goins’ Potty Train Your Passion Challenge (#PTYPC)

This Saturday, while resting on our back patio with a slight stomach malaise and soaking in the welcome warmth of the sunshine, I found Jeff’s Potty Train Your Passion Challenge.  Just moments before, I had been reading his new book, The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do, and I was compelled to forge ahead with a dream I was holding back on.  I took a couple of first steps, discovered his challenge, and[Read more]

Finding My Way With Writing

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Recently, I have jumped into the world of professional writing.  Instead of writing for myself, I registered on Upwork (formerly oDesk) and have taken on a few, diverse jobs this past month. I’ve found it to be a positive experience because 1) it pays and 2) it is revealing my strengths and passions as a writer. The first job I got hired for was a dream.  For $50, I read someone’s manuscript and offered feedback.  I took sections and rewrote[Read more]

Workouts and Worship- A Winning Pair

Yesterday, I began a series entitled Life’s Essential Ingredients, where I listed ten things I’d like to accomplish each day.  Today, we will look at working out and worship. I have found a way to link my gym and devotional time that may open up some options for you, as well. Working Out: Get to the gym (before 5:30AM) In order to get to the gym by 5:30AM, I have to be in bed by 9:30PM the night before. Without[Read more]

Are You Lacking Life’s Essential Ingredients?

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of each day? Recently, I read an article which made the parallel between planning our days like a chef plans a big meal. Before he can create a satisfying meal, he has to make sure he has all the essential ingredients. In the same way, what are the essential ingredients you need to create a satisfying life? In life, as in meal preparation, I often find that I am missing some[Read more]