Friday, January 19, 2018

Homeschool Family Week in the Life Jsn. 13 - Jan. 19

You guys seem to have enjoyed our last Week in the Life blog post, so I decided to keep it going.  Hopefully, I can keep up with this. LOL You can check out what we did last week here.  This week was a tad bit busier than last week even though it was freezing here in Texas.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Homeschool Week in the Life

As a YouTuber, I see a lot of week in the life and day in the life videos, but I don't see blog posts to often, so I decided to share our week with you.  First, let me let you know our week may not be that exciting to you but it was to us.  LOL For those of you that don't know we are a family of 6 so even when we aren't doing anything we are doing something.  I've learned to never say today is going to be my rest day.  As soon as I do a million things come up, ugh!  I can't be the only one.  You get it don't you?  One thing I can say is at the end of each day no matter how easy or hard, good or bad, sad or happy, I can say thank you Lord for this life!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Yearly Membership Review

     Hey, Y'all!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  I just can't believe we are already in 2018!  Has your family started back schooling, yet?  We officially started last Monday, but we warmed up some through December to help keep us motivated.  We are adding a few things to our homeschool this semester one of those things being flexibility in our learning.  I admit I still, after 4 years of homeschooling, I have not mastered this skill, yet.  Well,  I was recently accepted to be apart of the Homeschool Review Crew, which gives me the opportunity to receive and review curriculum for our readers, that's you guys!  What better way to exercise our flexibility in learning?  So, my children and I were blessed to try out Yearly Membership.  This is an online product with downloadable, printable elements as well as online classes and video components.  It has things for preschool all the way through 12th grade, but even better it has a ton of stuff for parents, too including a planner.  My oldest has used the site the most and is really enjoying it.  She's using it for her foreign language and violin, but has explored the other high school elements and can't wait to try them out.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Parenting Tips for 2018

Parenting.....  It's one of  the most rewarding jobs (my sister hates when I call it a job) there are, yet it can be overwhelming and even hard at times.  I remember being pregnant with my first child, reading every parenting book I could get my hands on, I just knew by the time she was born I was going to be a pro at being a mommy.  Ha!  I remember her crying, me trying to feed her, burp her, sing to her, bounce her, play soothing music, everything the books had told me to do.  She was still crying and so was I by now. What was wrong?  What about the first time she refused food and I tried playing the airplane game, telling her how good it was, even tasting it myself?  What now?  Fast forward now I have four kids.  I have repeatedly asked them to finish their chores. Why do I have to remind them everyday.  Why am I constantly saying things like, "be nice to your brother," "stop throwing that football in the house," " yes you have to eat it" no you can't watch that" I could go on and on forever.  I've come to realize parenting is never ending, consistent reminders are necessary, and grace for both child and parent is a must.  I have now been a parent for almost 15 years, wow that makes me feel old, so I think its ok to share a few tips I've learned along the way. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Planner Picks

Y'all!!  I CAN NOT believe that tomorrow we will be in 2018!  I mean where did 2017 go?!?!  I wasn't ready, but I have no choice.  So, because I'm trying to get my life together I had to get some planners to help keep me organized, and I'm going to share with you what planners I will be using in 2018 and what I will be using each one for.  Many of you know I'm a wife, homeschool mom, blogger, youtuber, and I love to knit.  I'm also a daughter, granddaughter, sister, friend, cousin, etc. So at times I can have a lot going on at once, and trying to keep track of everything, in my head just doesn't work, I guess I'm just getting old.  I can be on the phone with a friend, and she can tell me that we are invite to a party, by the time I hang up the phone with her I have totally forgotten, so that is the reason why I need planners to help  me keep my life in order.  Plus as most wives can relate, I am the "go to" person for everything!! Babe when do we have to be here, mommy when are we going to so and so party, babe do you remember when we have to go to this, and so on and so on.
So in the previous years I've tried to keep my  planner inventory at a two planners cap.  I had one for homeschool and then one for everything else.  The problem with that, is that having everything scheduled and planned in that one planner became confusing. So if my husband wanted to know when something at church was going on he had to read through a ton of other things, and he likes to just see what he needs and be done.  Therefore, for 2018 I've decided to go with five different planners I know it sounds crazy, because I used to think so myself, but the way I have it mapped out I feel like it's going to work just fine. I will be using a planner for homeschooling, my knitting projects,  my blog and YouTube channel, one for church, and then one for everything else in life like meal plans, doctor appointments, birthdays, etc.