Monday, December 7, 2015

Communicating with Empathy

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.  This is important when communicating with others, especially your spouse and children. 

Monday, August 17, 2015


When  people do wrong towards us or treat us bad sometimes it's hard to forgive, forget, and continue to love that person.  Before I was saved it was so easy for me  to go off on a person who may have upset me or just stop talking to them  and not care what happened to them after I cut them off.  It's not that easy anymore!  I remember getting so angry at a lady because she always caused drama between me and other family members when she was around and she was so manipulative.  She would always and I do mean always cause problems when she was around.  She was not a person you could just go to and talk calmly with about the problem because she would blow up and go off.  I got so fed up with it that I decided I was not going to speak to her anymore, I would avoid her anytime she was around, I would just basically pretend or try to forget that she existed.  I mean after all that is what you are supposed to do when you  disliked someone that much, right? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Top 3 Marriage Tips

My husband and I have been married for 7 years and we married fairly young.  People are always asking us how we do it or how we make it work?  I could go on forever about how we do it, but who has time to read all that?  So, I'm going to share my top 3 marriage tips with you.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Homeschool Rooms Are Not Always Perfect

As I was sitting here looking around our school area  I noticed how messy and disorganized it is.  I thought I just cleaned it up last week.  Wow!  Do I clean and reorganize it now, or just continue about our day?  Ugh, the life of a homeschool mom!

Sunday, July 26, 2015


The Cooks are a family of six all born and raised in the South.   We enjoy family time, hanging out with our close friends, sports, laughing, and just being around each other. Please join us in our journey of following Christ, homeschooling, and becoming more healthy together as a family.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Humble Servant

When you become a wife you should become a servant to your husband. Wait! Don’t stop reading just yet. I know you may have cringed at the word servant or it may have made you want to stop reading, right?  Just hear me out.

In Genesis 2:20 God noticed that Adam did not have a help meet. So, in Genesis 2:22 he created Eve for Adam.  Now according to the dictionary the definition of the word servant is, a person in the service of another, service is defined as an act of helpful activity; help; aid.  Did you notice the word HELP? Therefore, to be a servant to your husband simple means to be his help. In doing so you should find great joy and happiness because that’s one of the reasons God created you!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

About the Cooks

Hello there and welcome to My Life as Mrs. Cooks.

About Me:  My name is Markie Cooks, I am a wife and homeschool mom to 4 beautiful children.  If anyone would have told me a year ago this is what my life would be like in a year I would have called their bluff.  Life now is not what I planed at all but it is where God wants me to be so, knowing that I am following his path and not my own makes me happy and content.  HA it's funny I used that word, CONTENT, this to is something I would not have known I'd be a year ago.  Ok, ok back to the basics....  I have been married for 7 years to my best friend and the most amazing man that I know, Mr. Cooks.  I have 4 awesome kids, Big Girl 12, Big Boy 9 3/4 (in his words), Baby Girl 8, and Baby Boy 6 and yes I homeschool them all.  OH, I almost forgot our fury child Ruby the Chorkie.

About My Blog:  My Life as Mrs.Cooks is a blog about my journey as a wife and a homeschool mom.  I will discuss how and why my husband and I made the decision to pull or children out of the public school system, my day-to-day experiences, how I've overcome the obstacles, and so much more about my life as Mrs. Cooks.