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Category: Homeschool

“In my Neighborhood…” A Child’s Dream.

My 7-year-old daughter is truly becoming a little mini me. This could be good and bad, but I am so proud of her and my other children. They love God. They are determined, kind (most of the time), and always dreaming. The other day while we were watching Curious George on PBS, one of the commercials announced a kids writers contest. As I said, my daughter and I are very much alike. She…

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mom

As I promised, here is a quick look at our daily routine. “How do you organize your day?” is one of the most common questions I get from fellow homeschool moms, new moms taking my childbirth classes, and friends that know my list of responsibilities. I decided to spend some time answering that question just for YOU. First, I will admit that I am a very organized person. I thrive on schedules, lists, and to…

3 years of saying, “YES.” I found gems beneath my feet.

If you follow me on social media, you know me personally, or you have read my blog in the past, it is pretty obvious that I homeschool my children and that I LOVE it. I mean, I feel like I was made for it. But, I have to be honest with you. I did not always feel “made for it.” You know what? I didn’t even want to do it. We…

Are you in danger of developing the mommy brain?

Did you know that 4 quarts equal 1 gallon and 2 pints equal 1 quart? The Gallon Man on my wall reminds me of this very useful information every morning as I prepare delicious meals for my children (or not so delicious meals). He stares at me with his kid drawn eyes daring me to learn more. He reminds me that I am a mom. He reminds me that I am a stay at home…

Our Homeschooling Day of Wonder Through the Magical Land of Narnia.

“Mom, can we PLEASE read the rest of Narnia?” This was the question I woke up to on a rainy, cloudy, and regular old Tuesday in the Harris home this week. Homeschooling plans were set. Books were ready to go and awaiting us after cereal, eggs, and whatever else we could catch & gather for breakfast found their way to our hungry bellies. My plans were set, but the pleading continued. “Mom…

A Challenge to Stay At Home…I came out of Hibernation

The weather man says it is 60 degrees and sunny. This momma says, “halleluigh.” Snowfall after snowfall brought days inside and more days inside. I love my kids, but sometimes you just have to get out and see the world, have an adult conversation, and get some vitamin D. This winter has been full of coloring, board games, homeschooling, and movies. It has been good to have family time, slow down, and breathe…

We Need Each Other to Belong

Belong! Oh, how I have learned to adore this word. You could say that it has been “my word of the year.” I began this year, as many people do, asking the Lord for vision, direction, and a focus in prayer. This enchanting yet simple word, “BELONG” was at the center of everything I heard from the Lord. I hear it everywhere now. My heart melts when the word passes by…

The Home-schooling Dilemma

So now it is time to be real. I am a real mom with real concerns and real questions regarding how my husband and I raise our kids. One of the hardest challenges I have personally come up against as a mom has been the home-schooling dilemma. Yes, it is an amazing blessing for SO many reasons. I only call it a dilemma, because i am noticing that so many young  moms have allowed…