Hey Mama, Greetings! I kill nearly every plant that comes into my house. In keeping with that gift, I also let things die outside. But this time, my children took on the garden project themselves, and they are actually growing and producing some fruit. My kids loved the fact that I didn’t micromanage
Hey Mama, It’s been a busy and stressful couple of weeks at our house—so I’m going to focus on some encouragement. Have you felt encouraged lately? If not, find some support. I don’t mean just family or hubby support. I mean godly, sweet Mamas who have been where you’re at and can tell
Hey Mama, Homeschooling one child? Here’s some advice from TOS magazine: One Child, One Journey – Shelly Campbell-Harley The Joy of Homeschooling Only One Child – Julie Jeavons The Great Bugaboo – Donna Conner For more advice, just search the magazine free at www.TOSMagazine.com. Are you facing trials right now? Trials will come
Hey Mama, Is copywork important? How about good penmanship? I would have to argue that both will benefit your children’s education and future. If your children are copying good literature, their reading, writing, and vocabulary improve. Just pick a good piece of literature your children love and have them copy a short quote
Hey Mama, I was quite nervous; we were not required to test our children in California. However, our new state of Colorado requires testing! Would they do well, or would the test prove that I am a failure as a teacher? I feared the latter. Although the test was for the children, I
Hey Mama, You know the saying, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”? Well, the same goes for your homeschool. You can learn from other Mamas what did and did not work for their kids—and you can learn how to draw closer to the Lord and lean hard on Him
Hey Mama, What should you do with the littles? Play with them, read to them, take walks, bake or cook with them, clean with them, and give them lots of hugs. While you’re doing routine things, like grocery shopping, taking food to a friend, weeding, or something else, your littles are watching and
Hey Mama, Want to hear some encouraging news? You can teach your children at home successfully, even if they have special needs! So many can testify to that! One of our children tested positively for Asperger’s. However, she passed the graduation requirements for our state at an earlier age than most “regular” kids.