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It’s Inauguration Day!

I can’t believe my eyes. My family is watching the first African American being sworn in as President of the United States.  For some of you he was not your choice, but we all need to see this day as a great day in history. We are so blessed to be here to see it. God has a plan, we may not see it now and some of us will never see it. It just works that way. We need to embrace the fact that we are a blessed nation to be able to elect our own president. We live in the land of the free and the brave. We might not always agree with everything that happens, but we NEED to support our nation and all who are working to help run it. It is our duty as a citizen!

As parents (not just homeschoolers), we have an awesome teaching opportunity. Not only are we swearing in a new president today, but he is African American. This is a day of great triumph and learning.  Let’s celebrate our God for giving us freedom of will!

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It’s the hard stuff that is worthwhile…..

It’s been a couple of days since I have blogged and well, I was feeling sort of down. Then as I sat here at the computer and thought about what I would write about, it came to me that I need to stop worrying about what the site looks like so much and start paying more attention to what is in the posts and content. I have been out of the habit of writing for so long that it kind of scares me a little. Not knowing what to say or how to write it.

I’m a self proclaimed perfectionist. In the past couple of years I realized how bad I was and have been steadily working on it and trying to conform to the will of God. It is very time consuming and difficult to change. Even when you know it is the right thing to do and that everyone around you will benefit. I started this venture knowing it would be more of my time and felt that it should not stop me. I feel that I need to do this, whether for myself, my family, or others out there like me.

This past year has been a whirlwind of changes in our lives. Some good, some not so good. My motto is that I believe everything happens for a reason. At first I didn’t know what to do. Then I attended a conference called “Heart To Heart” at our church. There was no study on the topic, but for some reason I started thinking about homeschooling. Anybody who knows me knows how I used to feel about it. I would claim “are you kidding, my kids would drive me crazy, I don’t have the patience for that”. After thinking about it for months, I decided that God put it on my heart to do just that (the thing that I thought I couldn’t do). Isn’t it interesting how God works in your life to teach you what he wants. So this year is my first year teaching my kids. I have an 11yr old dd and 3 ds ages 9,7,& 5. So needlessly to say, I pray ALOT and need many prayers. In the end….it’s the hard things that are worthwhile!

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Daily freebies

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE free things. I am always on the lookout for things that are drastically reduced or , even better, FREE. There is an awesome website that I have recently found. They have e-books and audio files from days when you didn’t have to worry about the content, such as Living books. The website has a new freebie every day M-F. I highly recommend joining their newsletter. The link is http://homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com

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Concerning my quote

I believe it is this mindset that attracts parents initially, to decide to empower themselves over the learning of their children. We want to guide them spiritually and educationally in the way we know is necessary. We love our children so much that we give of ourselves first. As mothers we choose to quit our careers and give everything to our loved ones as fathers accept their responsibility to be the breadwinner and help support the nurturing of their family. Family is a blessing that many people take for granted. God wants us to bring them up in His word, as it says in the bible. But whether you are homeschooling for religious reasons or not, it will be the most satisfying achievements you will ever have. To know that you were responsible for a great addition(s) to the world. Thanks in advance for reading my blog, I hope you will come back soon.
Many Blessings, Vicki

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