Could it get any worse?

I will not ever say that again.




But we all know when the going gets tough.. The tough must Let Go and Let God.

Just when I thought this wait couldn’t get harder. Just when I thought I couldn’t hang on any longer.

God showed just how much I could handle. And I am sure I could handle more… So no need to test me… Please.

I got it… He is in control. I am not.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.- Proverbs 3:5-6



Steps For A Great Back to Homeschool

Even in the homeschool world things can play out crazily for the first day of school. The weeks leading up to it.. Homeschool moms are typically looking for the best deals on school supplies. Wardrobes aren’t the same priority when you can do school in your jammies but my kids still get some new threads and the back to coop outfit.

But on the first day of school at home things really kick into high gear. The first day of school can be overwhelming for me who will be teaching 12th, 9th, 7th, 3rd, K5 and a K4 and adding a very active and cute 3 year old thru adoption hopefully by the end of the year or other moms teaching many ages or just one age.

So, for all of those homeschool moms who will have a very busy first day of school this year, I want to give you some ideas to have a successful first day of homeschool!

1. Make a Schedule….just do it. This is the part i struggle with the most but my most favorite part. A schedule is nothing more than a written plan for your day. There are many different types of schedules with different levels of detailing. When the going gets tough, you can always leave the schedule but if there is no written plan things are likely to be left undone. So, have a written plan! Any schedule is better than no schedule.

2. Start before the first day or take it one step at a time. Aside from a written plan, Get a plan for the ‘littles’, if I can keep the littles occupied and quiet… My older kids do fabulous.

3. The first day of school, my kids are always curious about new books, notebooks, computer programs, note cards, supplies, and on and on. So, we do little “school” on the first day of school…although they do learn a great deal. Since we have the entire school
Year, I let them have a chance to thumb through things and become familiar with each book or program during the time when they will be doing that subject. They can also ask all of those hundreds of questions, i know they will have. I look for an extra special project, art, experiment, or kitchen fun in the first few days of school.

4. Start your school day with a high protein breakfast. And plan out your meals. I can not stress this enough. In fact I will have another blog post on just that.. Menu planning. But put supper in your crock pot.. So your day can be carefree!!

5. Best for Last! Remember to stop and laugh.. Smile. Don’t be stressed. Look for opportunities throughout your day with your kids to just stop and enjoy the moment. Sometimes I get so focused on completing a project or schedule.. I miss the fun loving parts of my day. Learning is fun!!

Enjoy your back to ‘homeschool day!

Large Family Logistics

I have been reading this awesome book ‘Large Family Logistics’. I also found their BLOG. It has given me some new ideas on keeping my house.

I love to read about being a Keeper of the Home. This is all I have ever wanted to do. I wanted to be a Stay at Home Mom and I have wanted to homeschool my kids since I was in the 6th grade.

Anyway..this fabulous book was written by a fabulous woman who has 9 children! My dream has to have ONLY 8 children. But she has some awesome plans for running her house. Some my mom or my mother in law have mentioned to me before, but until you read them all collected into one cool book….its just not the same!! 🙂

This lady says to have at least one day for everything….Paperwork Day, Laundry Day, Bathrooms Day, Dusting Day….doesnt mean you wont ever do those chores on other days..but at least in the hustle and bustle of every day life….you know all those things are getting done at least once a week.

Sooo….last week I did this…

Monday- Laundry Day

Tuesday- Dusting Day-

Wednesday- Bathroom Day

Thursday- Kitchen Day

Friday- Paperwork Day

I love this little worked so great. It works for our busy life….

And be still my beating heart….I just discovered they have another website for Large Family Slow Cooking…Check it out! ( dont you love it when I use Linkies)