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Friday, July 26, 2013

A Day in Their World


When was the last time that you let the dishes just stay in the sink and sat reading with your small one? When was the last time that you let the laundry pile just grow a little higher while you made a gourmet dinner with play-doh? Or better yet, when did you last ignore the dust and go for a walk and see the world through you child's eyes? 
Oh, Momma, our time with our babies is so fleeting! 

Remember this poem...

Babies Don’t Keep
by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton

Mother, O Mother, come shake out your cloth,
Empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
Hang out the washing, make up the bed,
Sew on a button and butter the bread.

Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown as shiftless as Little Boy Blue,
Lullabye, rockabye, lullabye loo.
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo

The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
And out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
But I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo
Look! Aren’t his eyes the most wonderful hue?
Lullabye, rockaby lullabye loo.

The cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow
But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs; Dust go to sleep!
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

So, take a day. Enjoy that book, mold and 'cook' all your play-do creations, or go on that nature walk! Did you catch the small bird building the nest? Or may be the little lizard as it scurried by? Don't rush! Catch the miracle of today! Watch the wonder and delight in your child's face as you genuinely spend time in their world today! 


Thursday, July 25, 2013

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!

I have to take a minute for a huge thank you to my friend, Heather, over at Art-ucation. She was a major help in the revamping of my page. I could not have done it without her! If you are looking to get help with your banner, button, or layout, message her! She is amazing and absolutely loves what she does! 

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She is also CEO of Christian Women Affiliate.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Let the Lessons Begin!



















That's right! It was the 1st day of school in our house today! The boys were so excited to get started back up again.

We started out discussing our Bible theme for the week. "God's Word is a Treasure." (check out Motherhood on a Dime to see full curriculum). We talked about what explorers needed when looking for a treasure and made our own pair of binoculars.

They had a blast! We will be using these all year to do exploring activities. (yes, I am aware that I may have to make new ones)

Next, we discussed that God's Word is a treasure. We talked about how pirates bury their treasure. 
Our verse this week is Psalm 119:11 
"Your word have I hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You."

I told them that we too were going to hide out treasure! 
They liked the idea of how safe our treasure would be. 

(it's a little hard to see, but here is our map.)

We made a map that will document our journey in finding treasure. We will be adding small pictures to help us remember each weeks lesson.
This week our picture is a Bible.

The boys really enjoyed today. We went on to do the rest of our school work, but I would have to say that this is our favorite part! If you have a little one, you should definitely check it out!




A Little Birdy Told Me...

Keep watching!!!

Scheduled Days Keep the Blues Away!

I have never been a fan of schedules. I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-and-pray-they-don't-fall-off kinda girl! That was before I had a child with sensory processing sensitivities. Now, I am learning that a day without at least a rough schedule is a nightmare! C needs the security of knowing what the day holds and what is coming next. During the summer I tend to get off track a little with this and wonder why he is acting out. DUH! So, here I sit once again planning a loose schedule to get us through the days without meltdowns.

With school starting it only makes sense that I make a new schedule now. I sat down at my computer, with lesson plans in tow, to try and construct one....I found myself browsing Facebook. I hate schedules! They are so constricting! I know that I would benefit from a little structure as well, especially since I have started blogging again, and I am now homeschooling 2 kids instead of one. Reluctantly, I am back to trying to get one put together.
D C
7:00  Breakfast & family Devotional time
7:30  Get dressed & morning chores
8:00  Bible Time
8:15  Memory Verse Work
8:30  Bible Theme and Story/craft
9:00  Daily Activity*
9:30  Busy Bags Sight Word/Spelling
10:00  Shape/Color Math
10:30  Letters  Writing
11:00  Group Reading/Journaling
12:00  LUNCH
This is what I have come up with. We will see how well it works for the next 2 weeks and I will revamp it then. It has me waking up at 6 to ensure that I can make breakfast and we can have family Bible time before Daddy T leaves for work (did I mention that I'm not a morning person!?!)
Here's hoping that God will help me through this. Keep me in your prayers as I try to become a better help meet to my husband and mom to my kids! Pray that I can keep a right attitude as well! I am looking forward to the changes just not the process of change. I tend to dig my heels in a little too deep sometimes. I long to be like the Proverbs 31 wife.
verse 14 says "She also rises while it is yet night,
                       And provides food for her household..."

Monday, July 22, 2013

Mommy Humor




Thought that we could all use a little humor on this Monday morning!  Hope you all have a blessed day!