We started the morning with a battle of wills over how much bacon a certain child was allowed to eat. I made an effort to rationalize with this child that the bacon was only a PART of breakfast, but that exploded pretty quickly. 🤦🏼♀️
But, all things considered, it’s not the worst start to the day #atleastwehadbacon
The sun is shining and I told the kids they could mix playdough colors this morning, so morale is pretty high at the moment. •
Where do you stand on mixing playdough colors? I make a new batch every 6-7 weeks, so for the last week before I make a new batch, I let them take out all the colors and go to town. That first day of mixing is pretty much the best day ever.
It’s been rainy and stormy a lot this week so we haven’t gotten to spend time outside, but that hasn’t stopped us from nature watching through the window!
Our backyard has 3 precious little bunnies, a mama bird and her nest of eggs on top of our gutter drain, and an albino squirrel that’s probably the most spastic squirrel I’ve ever seen🙈
Everything is exciting and fascinating through their innocent eyes and it’s so refreshing🌿
7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;
8 or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
9 Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” - Job 12:7-10
Snacks 😋 preparar pequeños refrigerios para los niños me ahorra muchísimo tiempo en el día a día, ellos pueden tomarlos solos, están en porciones individuales y listos para llevar, para esta semana preparé arroz con leche, flan de vainilla, gelatina de uva, mix de frutos secos y semillas, galletas y fruta #homeschool#snacks
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Just finished A Time to Speak, and oh my gosh is it good!! The ending was just— Wow. Just so good! I’m so excited to now be on A Time to Rise!😍💙💙
I’ve been off my writing mojo lately.. 😫 My life has just been super crazy, and when I do get downtime, I wanna go watch Teen Wolf🙈😂. Just being real here, guys!😉 I am gonna get back to work, though! My goal right now is to try to get close to finishing my 1st draft sometime in May! Yo, 1 week from Friday is my b-day! Whoop. 🎉
QOTD: Do you guys have any pets?
The second pic is of my two dogs Aubie (the right) and my little girl Bluebell (the left)🐶
ALSOOOO: Before I forget, when I get to 200 I’ll share about my WIP!😱
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Take a look at her little addition to the verse in her copy-work! Gotta love my little feminist. Man, I am so raising myself!! 🤦🏼♀️ I am amazed sometimes at just how much this little person is just like me. My mom and I used to play a game of “who made that?” when I was very little. My mom would answer either God or Mankind. And I got so frustrated one day and said, “what about womankind!?” Women were not created second class citizens and something inside me rebelled at being less than because I was a woman. But I’ve come to see that my strength as a woman doesn’t necessarily come from the job I do or how much money I make, but from fulfilling my role in God’s plan for each season of my life. Right now, I’m a wife and mother and that takes being a tough as nails and as soft as a lamb, often at the exact same moment. Rejoicing in motherhood for a season or in the roles God designed for us is not second best. It’s just different. I don’t have to go out and conquer the world, God has me right where He needs me to be. And being the best example of Christ in my home and community is how I change the world. Again, I’m reminded what Heaven not Harvard means. #christianwoman#homeschool#proverbs20#heavennotharvard#christianmom#christianmotherhood#parenting
This is a stretch of an 11th ... thanks to my 13 year old son 😊🎹. Rachmaninoff could stretch one note more than this - a 12th! That’s a giant handspan! Just a little trivia for you, and something we are discussing in more detail in our #squiltlive lessons this week!
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Güvenli bağlama deyince aklınıza ne geliyor?🤔↔️Anne ile bebek arasındaki bağlanmanın niteliğini, bebeğin fiziksel ve duygusal ihtiyaçları ve bu ihtiyaçlara nasıl cevap verildiği belirler.💯Anne bebeğe nasıl davrandıysa bebek büyüdükçe kendi ilişkilerini bu davranışlar üzerinden kurar.✅Bağlanma davranışları güvenli ve güvensiz olarak ikiye ayrılır.👉🏻Bebeğin sinyallerini duyup hızlıca cevap vermek güvenli bağlanmayı desteklerken bu sinyalleri ısrarla anlamamak ya da yalnış yorumlamak güvensiz bağlanmaya neden olabilir.Güvensiz bağlanma,kaçınmalı,kaygılı ya da karmaşık bağlanma şeklinde görülür.Kaçınmalı bağlanan yetişkin için ilişkiler güvenilmezdir;zorlandığımda ilişkiden kaçar ve kendini sakinleştirmenin tek yolu yemek yeme,televizyon izleme,alışveriş yapma gibi davranışlar olur.Kaygılı bağlanan yetişkinse sürekli ilişki halinde olmak ister;kafası devamlı diğer kişinin onu sevip sevmediği endişeleriyle meşguldur.Karmaşık bağlanmanın temelinde genellikle daha büyük travmalar yatar.Çocuk bir ebeveynle kaçınmalı bağlanma kurarken bir diğeriyle kaygılı bağlanma kurmuş olabilir.Kişinin yetişkinliğinde kurduğu ilişkileri bütün bu güvensiz bağlanma davranışları belirleyecektir.✅Peki siz bu bilgiler ışığında bebeğinizle nasıl bir bağ içindesiniz, gözden geçirmeye ne dersiniz?🧐😉(Işığın Yolu,Nilüfer Devecigil)illustrasyon:@vskafandre
I heard about this book the other day on @allie_thatsme podcast. I was intrigued. I’ve always wondered why some kids completely abandon their faith, and others stay the course.
Because here’s the thing, Homeschooling is not a means of salvation. It’s no guarantee our kids are going to stay in church, or serve the Lord. Christian parenting is no guarantee either.
To stay in the faith our kids have to have a relationship with Christ themselves. They need to know Him. They need to understand our faith, our beliefs, and then have the wisdom to make their own choices based on what they’ve been taught, learned on their own, and felt for themselves.
I can’t wait to dive into this book! It’s like a sneak peek into what kids think, what they believe, and why they did (or didn’t) rebel.
And no, I’m not getting paid to post this. I purchased with my own money 😜
IKEA rolling storage bins. $5 (I believe). Best thing ever. ❤️❤️ #ikea . And Richard Scarry’s book “What do People Do All Day?” - A great book for teaching kids about the different jobs that people do. After reading it, Jana and I passed by a construction site, and she pointed to a worker and asked “Is that the mason?” At 4, I had no idea what a mason was. Lol 😀😀♥️♥️
Person: “Oh yeah I tried Network Marketing it doesn't work.”
💁🏻♂️ Me: “How much time did you put into learning the skills? How long did you give it a try with some REAL effort?”
“What skills?? About 3 months.”
💁🏻♂️ Me: “Ahhhh!!! It most definitely works. You just didn't work it.”
🔹🔹 Please realize there is training in this business. If you're not willing to be trained then it’s NOT going work for you. 🔹🔹
Where else in the world 🌎 can you make this kind of money? Where else can you give yourself a raise every single week, based on your efforts?
...I’ll be patiently waiting for your answers. 😘
This business is HARD WORK. But it’s the EASIEST hard work you’ll ever do.💯
We had so much fun with you all at our Facebook party last night!
Now, don’t forget to sign up for our FREE challenge! You will get a sneak peek into FOUR never before released skills (did we mention it’s free) as well as access to the creators, other families who use the program and prizes!! Sign up today! #linkinprofile#lifeskill#lifeskillsforkids#parenting#homeschooling#homeschool
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These ENDING Digraph & Trigraph Blends with Words and Word Blend Charts are a fantastic resource to help students with their digraph and trigraph blends and words relating to those blends. Perfect for literacy centers, parents, aides, etc. Use them with students individually or in groups.
Make it a game by timing the students to see how fast they can correctly say each blend and/or the blend words out loud.
CHECK IT OUT!
I can’t stand to put our animal figures in baskets because they are so beautiful and inviting on display. ✨🌱
Life of a homeschooling mama. Always planning, constantly praying I’m doing this gig right. Although it may look all put together in these squares, don’t be fooled, we have our moments of frustration and tears. However, we try and look beyond the hard days and see the bigger picture of why we homeschool. Instead of being bogged down with all the negative moments, we thrive on grace. #homeeducation#homeschoolcollective
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Paper Towel Roll & Pom Pom Challenge 💡 ages 3+ 💡 This awesome game is so simple to make and tons of fun! Materials needed: -Empty paper towel rolls -A shallow cardboard container (we used the bottom of a file folder box) -Pom Pom -Glue -Permanent marker
Start by cutting the empty paper towel rolls into 1.5 inch sections. Once you have 10 pieces cut, arrange them randomly inside the cardboard container. Be sure to leave enough room so the pom pom can roll between the pieces. Then lift each piece and place a small drop of glue under it and replace it back in the same spot on the container. Allow the glue to dry for about an hour. Once the glue is dry, write the numbers 1-10 on top of the pieces in random order. Finally, place the pom pom in the container and the game can begin. The object of the game is to get the pom pom to roll through all the numbered pieces in the correct order. For toddlers, they can practice rolling the pom pom around through the tunnels and identifying numbers. This game is great for fine motor skills, balance, coordination, counting and number identification. #preschoolfun#homeschoolmom#finemotorskills
It’s Monday, which means school. Right now I’m only schooling my oldest, so we don’t use the school room as often. Next year I plan to start pre school with my middle. So that means we will use the school room errr day! I’m excited! I know this school year is almost over, but before I know it it will start again. Happy Monday!
We are using a scientific method called chromatography to see what colours have been used by different manufacturers to make their black markers. Surprisingly black colour hides a bunch of bright colours.
To take the experiment a bit further, we used permanent market too, but it does not dissolve in water. This gave a topic for discussion with Max about what kind of markers we would use in deferent situations. If we want to be able to wash it easily with water afterwards or we want drawing to stay even if we take it outside and it rains.
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