Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey

My dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey.  Where each week you can come and check out multiple links  to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you

Homeschooling Mistakes

Being able to homeschool is such an amazing blessing. But it does not come without its own set of problems and mistakes. It is a beautiful journey that each family must find their own way through. We must tailor it to our current season and to our children, their learning styles, and their hearts.

There is no right or wrong way to school your children, as long as you are making sure to follow the laws of your state. So we must look at lots of different options, try new things, and not be scared to get rid of what is  not working! Also make sure that when listening to advice for what works for another family, it is just that, advice. Do not do it if it does not work for your homeschool!

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How to Have a Great Marriage: 10 Things I Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

Do you want a great marriage, full of love, respect, and relationship? Marriage is hard. There is a lot more to it than, let’s say some words and move our stuff in together. It is commitment and work. It is changing who you are so that you both are more closely knit together. You can have a great marriage! Are you ready to put in the work and make some changes?

a great marriageThis year my husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary! As I sat in a crowded Chick-fil-a watching Matthew play, I reflected on the last 10 years of marriage. We have had some rough patches. Just like any marriage, it is hard work to make two different people see eye-to-eye and get along, even when they love each other! But we have a beautiful marriage! I adore my husband and I know that he loves me. I have learned so much about life, love, forgiveness, and marriage in the last 10 years. This marriage, and the work that we have put into it, has been a huge blessing to me, even though some of the growing pains were rough!

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Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey

My dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey.  Where each week you can come and check out multiple links  to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you

Cultivating Passion

Live Life WellEvery day as mother and wives we have to make choices. More chores or time for ourselves. It seems like it would be an easy choice.

I am pretty sure I know what my kids would choose!

But for a mom and wife it is so hard to choose ourselves over taking care of our family. Even though we know that making time for ourselves is very important. We know that we can not refresh others if we are running on empty!

So we hit the bed in the evenings regretting that we did not ‘have time’ for the things that we are passionate about. God gave us these passions for a reason. Check out my guest post on You Are More Than Mom about using your God given talents as a SAHM.
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Jumping on the Bandwagon: My One Word for 2018

My Father has been doing an amazing work in me over the last 3 or so years. I have battled with depression and anxiety for more years than I care to count. My journey of healing started with a phrase…

one word for 2018

It is the beginning of a new year and all around you hear about setting goals and resolutions. I think reflecting on the past year (or even the past few months) and setting goals is very important.

Michael Hyatt says:

“The practice of goal-setting is not just helpful; it is a prerequisite for happiness. Psychologists tell us that people who make consistent progress toward meaningful goals live happier more satisfied lives than those who don’t..” ~Michael Hyatt

But there is another thing that you will notice about the New Year. This #OneWord thing has taken over social media and the blogging world. Why? There are two reasons I think: Continue reading

Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey

My dear friend Jessica from Overwhelmed to Fulfilled and I would like to welcome you to, Live Life Well: Encouragement for the Journey.  Where each week you can come and check out multiple links  to wonderful posts full of encouragement for busy women from all walks of life. We pray that this is a blessing to you

 

Getting Back into Our Homeschooling Routine

Having a routine in place when you are raising children is a must. But when you are homeschooling it is dire! Here is Georgia we are require to “school” for four and a half hours. This takes a huge chunk of your day. And when you get off of your normal routine, everything seems to take so much longer. This is what is going on in our house right now! Everything feel a little “off”. And both Matthew and I are feeling the pressure. I do not unschool, but I am pretty eclectic in my schooling. We do a lot of reading together, but there are a few subjects where we have got to really put in the work. This has be a huge struggle the last two weeks. I have probably said some things that I should not have and lost my patience a few times.

I think remembering that getting back on a routine is just as hard for MK as it is for me is a huge help. And grace, lots of grace. So when he can not focus on those last five or six math problems, I sit with him and talk him through them and we are done in under five minutes. Isn’t that better than yelling? Better for him, and his heart? Isn’t that why I homeschool? So I offer myself a little grace as well, and make a note for next year, follow Mother of 3’s advice!!
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