Entries Tagged as 'Homemaking'

Social media fills a mom's time

Encouragement , Homemaking , Internet , Support 2 Comments »

by Kate Ophoven

As stewards of God’s creation, we are charged with the wise use of time. We cannot stop it from ticking away, and once it is gone, it is gone forever. “Time is a creature – a created thing – and a gift. We cannot make any more of it. We can only receive it and be faithful stewards in the use of it. Demands on our time differ, of course, and it is here that the disciple must refer to his Master. What do You want me to do, Lord? There will be time, depend on it, for everything God wants us to do.”

Society pressures us to cram as much as possible into our 24 hour day. Demands on our time come from all different directions, especially for homeschool moms. Cooking, cleaning, parenting, educating, exercise, personal devotions, sports, music lessons, church activities, shopping, play dates with the children’s friends, Bible studies, field trips, coffee breaks with friends, movie night, and….e-mail, texting, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, and Pinterest. 

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Homeschool Vertigo

Encouragement , Families , Fathers , Homemaking , Homeschool , Homeschooling , Parenting No Comments »

 

by Todd Wilson

roller coaster upside downJust for the record, I’ve never experienced vertigo, but experts say that when it hits you, you’re unable to distinguish between up and down. If a pilot happens to be flying an airplane in fog and experiences vertigo, it can result in the pilot “pulling up” right into the ground.

From my perspective, there seems to be a pandemic of vertigo in the homeschool world. It’s a condition that affects mainly homeschool parents during the months of January, say...through December.

 

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When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool - Part 1

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by Vicki Bentley

You had a wonderful plan last fall for a well-rounded education, envisioning academic excellence and character development in your smiling, well-adjusted offspring. But then…It happened (pick one):

  • Your husband got transferred and you have now moved cross-country, separated from your family or community support system.
  • Your husband has been deployed and you pray for his safety while holding down the fort alone.
  • The morning sickness has lasted five months, and shows no sign of slowing.

 

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When Life Broadsides Your Homeschool - Part 2

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by Vicki Bentley

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What does all that have to do with your homeschooling?

            I specified those homemaking items first--meals, routines and bedtimes (including yours), and basic housekeeping–because if your house isn't functioning, then "school" won't either. If we feel that something has to give, it will be the homeschooling that gets the boot.

Make a plan, starting from where you are now.

 

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