Category Archive: Real Life as a Recently Widowed Homeschooling Mama

Dec 01 2013

Advent…Discovering Beauty in Imperfection

Discovering and focusing on the beauty of imperfection has never been easy for me. For so many years, I’ve tended to get myself all stressed out and completely frustrated in my quest to have everything go “just right”. It has taken years for me to “get” the fact that life isn’t perfect. No one is …

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Nov 17 2013

Deer Season from a five year old’s perspective…True Story!

Michael (age 5) at one of our favorite parks/playgrounds just last week!

This weekend kicked off the 2013 deer hunting season here in the Ozarks of Missouri! It is a really big deal where we live. Many of the school districts even schedule their Fall break around the start of deer season because they are missing SO many of the older children/teens from school during the first …

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Oct 27 2013

Celebrating my 46th Birthday…New Beginnings and a New Look!

This weekend we celebrated my 46th birthday. I decided that it was time for all of the healing and growth that has been happening on the inside of me through this past year to show up on the outside. The before picture was taken on Saturday, October 26, 2013…yesterday afternoon while the boys and I …

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Sep 09 2013

Messy Grace…Giving Myself Permission to Change my Mind

I am learning to give myself permission…the grace I need…to change my mind or plans midstream when I realize what we are doing isn’t working for us. I did this just recently and it is so freeing! I’ve come to realize over these past three weeks of struggling with pneumonia, that over the summer I …

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Aug 17 2013

Amazing Tools and Living Books I use with Josh for 5th grade…Tools for the Journey Series Part 3

Josh's first day of School picture for this year! 5th Grade already? Where have the years gone?

This is my third full year homeschooling Josh. I have to tell you that the changes and growth that I have seen in him in that time are incredible. He loves being homeschooled. We have both learned a lot about learning at home in that time. I am more comfortable and relaxed in how I …

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Aug 12 2013

Lessons in the Midst of the Storms

image found on Spirit FM’s Facebook Page Last week was a week filled with severe rains, storms, and major flooding in the Central MO areas in which we live. The image you see above was taken less than six miles from our house. This is Interstate Highway 44 that goes from St. Louis through to …

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Aug 08 2013

Remembering why we Homeschool…tools for our journey series

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14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV At bedtime tonight, Michael (age 5) and I had finished praying together and he was headed to his room when he stopped and turned around looking at me …

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