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A Whine, A Rant, and I Just Can’t…

This was my week! A week that will probably never happen again. Want to know more? I got a legit week off from my role as a homeschool mom. My daughter is learning driving skills at driver’s ed all week. My son is gaining valuable life skills by working with his dad all week. The weather is cold, and I was going to be Mrs. PRODUCTIVE. Last week, I even made a list of all the neglected jobs I was going to tackle:

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Do The Things

My favorite holiday is finally here! No, it’s not because I will be sipping champagne and dancing until 2a.m. New Year’s Eve is much different for me and always has been. Our evening consists of celebrating my dad’s birthday (who will be 80) with soup, grilled cheese, and my mom’s homemade cake. We will then head to my hometown in Oriental, and run with the dragon. It lasts about 20 minutes, but it has been a tradition of mine since I was very young – and it’s probably the closest thing that I’ll ever get to Times Square.

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Reset – When Your School Year Starts Out Rough

Wouldn’t you know it – 10 days, yes 10 days into our new school year we were smacked with a hurricane.  Not just any hurricane that usually inconveniences us for a couple of days, where we clean up yard debris, pretend like we’re camping, cook-out, and have fun with flashlights.  Florence came in the night with fury, pushing water to places it has never been, and left a path of destruction covering two states.  Our beloved town was devastated, although it didn’t take long for our community to come together and start putting things back together unlike I have ever witnessed.  The President of the United States even came to New Bern, NC to offer words of encouragement, and hand out meals at a local church.   Continue reading “Reset – When Your School Year Starts Out Rough”

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Hurricane Homeschooling

We have a potentially catastrophic hurricane coming our way (at my time of typing – it is here!)  Her name is Florence, and she is packing a punch to my area.  I’ve lived in Eastern NC all my life, so I’m no stranger to forceful winds, sheets of rain, flooding, and the loss of electricity for days.  This one, however, has had my nerves in a ball.  As I type, it has been downgraded, but it will be dark soon, and that’s when things will really get going.  Even though it has been shifting slightly south, we will probably be in “waterworld” here for the next couple of weeks.   Continue reading “Hurricane Homeschooling”

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

…..Cue the music…..It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  Either you are thinking about the old Staples commercial for back to school shopping, the actual Christmas song, or what most moms are humming when their kids start back to school.  But is it really The Most Wonderful Time of The Year for homeschooling moms too?  YOU BETCHA!  Continue reading “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?”

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Documentary Review: IndoctriNation

Disclaimer:  I believe there are many outstanding Christian teachers and administrators in the public school system.  It is never my intent to offend or hurt any of them.  I do not blame them for the shape of the public school system.  My intent is to share something that is important to me, and should be to my readers as well.  As a new school year is on the horizon, I ask that you read this with an open heart and mind.  This is also my first time using an affiliate link.  That means I may receive a small commission on the purchase of the linked item in this post at no extra cost to you.  I do not promote anything I do not believe in, and have not been paid for writing this review.  A purchase will help with the expenses of running a blog, as well as with our homeschool.  I’ve paid my tax portion to the government for the public school my children will not be attending.

Mind-blowing numbers:  According to the US Department of Education, 50.7 million students attend public schools.  They project by 2021, 91% of school-age children will be enrolled in a public school.  Seventy five percent of Americans identify with a Christian religion.  What’s wrong with this picture?  Why are 91% of our children attending these indoctrination academies?

I purchased a life-changing DVD several years ago.  I usually view it at least twice a year.  If I could I would buy a copy for everyone I know.  Every Christian should have a copy.  Every church in America should have a copy or two in their libraries.  Interested to know what it is? Continue reading “Documentary Review: IndoctriNation”

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Top 10 List

I am in the infancy stages of planning our school year.   A little later than usual for me, but home renovations have put me off kilter this summer.  With one beginning high school this year, I’m looking at things from a different perspective than previous years.  I have been reading a terrific new book that I will share with you when I complete it.   A recommended exercise was to quickly jot down the reasons you homeschool.  I could have written pages.  Without much thought, in less than 10 minutes, I listed 10 of my reasons.

 

 

There’s my top 10.  Some of the most obvious of why I do what I do.  What are some of your reasons?  

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Summer Slacker?

My daughter and I spent the other day at the mall, and I picked up a little something for my desk or bookshelf that inspired me.  It was just a simple, inexpensive sign, but I loved the words on it as I thought about our summer.

To most, my summer maybe kind of ho-hum.  Sure, we have done fun things locally like kayaking, a baseball game, the drag strip, and VBS to name a few, but we have not taken a big vacations or been to summer camp.  I haven’t tried anything on my Pinterest “Summer Fun Board”.  My workbooks, handwriting practice pages – you know, the things homeschooling moms keep around for “light summer learning”…. none have been opened. Continue reading “Summer Slacker?”