Look for the Wonder

“Look for the wonder.” This is the thought that came to my mind this week as I prepared to read the book of Luke. It has been so long since I have really taken time in God’s Word. A verse here or there, a passage of Scripture studied on Sunday morning, lyrics from a worship song, but my own intentional quiet times had become nearly nonexistent over the past few months. Now that I am no longer homeschooling, there is[Read more]

How to Survive a Sugar Detox, Day 5- Just the Beginning

I read somewhere that day five of a sugar detox is the magic day when it all starts to click.  Today, I found out that’s true! Last Day of Summer Vacation My first meal of the day was a bowl of Grape Nuts with unsweetened almond milk, which both tasted good and satisfied me. Since this is the last day of summer vacation for my boys, who head off to 4th, 6th, and 8th grade tomorrow (I’ll still be homeschooling[Read more]

Friday Reflections: Letting Go and Letting Grow

When I’m not blogging (and I haven’t been at all this week), life is happening.  Here’s a week’s worth of what’s been going on in my world. This week has been a respite from the emotional chaos that was last week. We kicked off the holiday weekend with our annual attendance at the Cedarburg 4th of July Parade, followed by a fantastic time with Dave’s family at his cousin’s house, another annual tradition.  Only, this year, we stayed for the[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]