Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's Your Turn

Do you have questions about homeschooling for me?

I could chatter on all day or share what I like, but I just thought I'd ask and see what anyone reading this blog (echo, echo) might be interested to learn about the way we do things over here.

I know this is a time that can be busy for most people, what with shopping for gifts, wrapping, mailing, parties, baking, family time and more.


Just in case anyone else besides me has juggling family life and homeschooling on the brain, I just thought I'd put it out there.

Consider this your chance to ask your burning how do we teach more than one age group or how do we organize our learning stuff or how do I manage with a husband who is often gone for work...or [insert your question here].

You name it, I'll answer, within reason, of course ;-) Oh, and please, no pity questions. My only request. Just ask if you want to know.

Of course, what with Google and Facebook and Pinterest and 100 Million Jillion Perfectly Awesomely Amazing blogs, perhaps you have already found all the {pinnable} answers to your questions.

In which case,  I will go back to folding towels and talking out loud to myself    ;-)


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Merry Christmas!


Tonight, I am sending each of you, dear reader, a wish for a Christmas this year that is Merry and Bright. As you celebrate the season, may you find some small moments for quiet and reflection, or to listen to a little music that reminds you of the Savior of mankind. Remember and have hope in this: His peace reaches into every heart that reaches for Him. This video, above, was a quiet moment for me today. Be blessed!   :-)


Monday, December 3, 2012

Decisions, decisions

I was recently reminded of one of my favorite quotes, below:

"You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are."
--Fred Rogers......Yes, that Fred Rogers ;-)

So many people have such strong opinions these days about what choices women should make with their lives, such as: delay marriage or having children or combine work or secondary education and raising children or what number of children to have or how to mother one's children or how to be involved in grown children's and young grand children's lives.

In contrast to a cacophony of biased voices ringing shrill and loud,  I find this quote refreshingly clear and quiet, as it came from a man who did not say this with women's choices in mind nor sought to force his ideas on anyone.

When I read this, I am impressed that choosing what to do with one's time or life goals is a human question, not just a "man" or "woman" or "Mom" question. And, I have found, it is just a true statement.

In a way, it simplifies the decision, for me, of the kind of person I want to be now and where I choose to prioritize my focus and effort as a woman, wife, and mother: my home and family, mainly, and, in keeping with the current needs of my young family, my community.

There has never been a greater need for stronger homes and families and mothers are central to these.
I have been listening to the Mormon Channel, as well, for added insight and inspiration on this topic. Link, here:  "A Mothers Influence".

Does this quotation spark any ideas for you, 
with your own unique circumstances and gifts in mind? 
What quotes inspire you?