Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This week I want to invite you to share one of your favourite winter treats. A treat you look forward to making when the snow falls and include the recipe for it so others can try it out.When you add your link to the linky you’re welcome to put in what you posted. For example: Miss Jocelyn -Eggnog
My favorite winter treat is easy....it's a Mocha or Stash's white Christmas tea. Yummy!
The mochas I make are super easy. Just brew yourself a good cup of coffee. Then you add one packet of hot cocoa mix (homemade or store bought) to your cup and add coffee. That's it! I usually add some milk and if we have it, whipped cream to top it off. Can't get much better then that. But if you prefer tea, White Christmas Tea is my favorite hot tea.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This week I would you to share how chores are done in your home. How you order your day with school and getting housework done. How do you decide which chores should be done by which child, of which age? I’m looking forward to hearing them!
My children are still fairly young yet and this is something that we are finally starting to develop. The children are to help set the table and to clear it. Then one of the older two help me with dishes. Our oldest son helps feed the animals (just a dog and a rabbit) and give them water. He does a very good job of it. Actually we are in the process of making more of a list and a schedule as our family needs structure. Without it....it turns to chaos. :-) Hope to learn a lot today reading of others ideas.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Beloved talking to the children: "This is where Mama used to go to school."
Sweet E: "When she was smart?"
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
This week it’s seriously going to be just fun. This week share your favourite candies. I know from being on the HSBA Post team that Sprittibee and Dawn love gummy-bears, and maybe Bunny too. Have fun with this… and you’re welcome to post a photo of YOU eating your favourite candy. Haha!
God’s Word is also like sweetness to our souls. His sweet love, forgiveness, comfort, peace, and more is what makes our lives seem a little more bearable when things get rough. Whenever you eat your sweet piece of goodness remember that God loves you and will always be there when life seems sour.
Share a scripture for this week as well. One that lifts you up when you’re feeling discouraged.
What is my all time favorite candy? Reese Peanut Butter Cups! I have a major downfall for those. Especially the heart, egg, or tree shaped ones because they have extra peanut butter in them. :-) I also like dark chocolate a lot, but I am telling you...the peanut butter cups are pure delight to me. :-)
Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This week, you guessed it, is going to be about having a thankful heart! Yes, of course, we should always be thankful for everything we’re blessed with, but it’s not too often we actually sit and ponder what. This week please join me in writing 27 things you’re thankful (There’s got to be at least 27things!). I picked 27 because this year Thanksgiving is on the 27th of November.
Also, share a Scripture verse for this week!"
1. My Lord, Jesus Christ- through him I am saved
2. My Husband- He is the most wonderful man in all the world (To me he is). He works hard for his family and makes time for the children everyday to tell them stories. :D
3. Big T- My oldest....he has been such a joy to watch, to see him grow up and learn new things
4. Sweet E- my little princess....the one who loves all things pink.....she is such a wonderful little girl to have around. it is so much fun to watch her play mom. :-)
5. Little E- Mr. Independent......also known as Curious George.....always keeping me on my toes. :-)
6. Family- They have been with me through all things
7. My Sissy- We have had our rough times, but she is always there for me.....she's definitely a blessing. :D
8. House- and opportunity to make a home for my family where we can have friends for dinner, hang art projects on the wall and have homeschool. :-D
9. Cinnamon and Clove candles- LOVE that smell this time of year
10. Dark Chocolate- Need I say more. :-)
11. Mocha- I can't drink coffee black, but add chocolate....it's great.
12. My Mill- it's a blessing to be able to grind fresh wheat flour for bread.
13. Homeschool Mamas- all of the mamas I have met in real life and on the internet...such a wonderful support group. :D
14. Miss Ginny- for keeping me on my toes and not being afraid to tell me when I miss something with the children. Thanks! Oh...and can always make me smile.
15. Brothers and Sisters in Christ- they are such a wonderful support group that without them.....I don't know how we would get through the rough spots that we have. :D
16. Pizza- especially homemade since the children and I make it together. AND it's better than any takeout. :-)
17. Shea Butter Lotion
18. Construction paper- without it....what would school crafts be. :D
19. Vinyl Tablecloths- Without them...my dinning room table would be ruined.
20. Water- not only do our bodies need it, but water helps with science projects of all kinds, whether it is a volcano, making ice, mixing with food coloring....it is used in many, many ways. :D
21. Pets- They are a joy to have around, but my oldest is also learning responsibility by taking care of their food and water.
22. Digital Cameras- this way we don't waste film by printing pics that didn't come out right. And...so I can take 4 times as many pictures than needed. :D
23. Internet- so I can keep in contact with friends and family, and so I can do TONS of research for school projects.
24. Snow- not only is it my last name, but it helps brighten any winter day!
25. Sweaters- Nothing like a warm cozy sweater and a mocha on a cold winter day.
26. Coloring Books- Their not just for children...it's great "therapy" for a stressful day. :D
27. These Memoirs- It's fun to learn about others. :-)
Psalms 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"Homeschool Mothers do a lot in a day…. I’d say they do more than the working mom because they have to care for the kids, the house, the meals, and much more. They are constantly on the go and with the kids! Sometimes you just need a break. You need to sit down and have a break. While I’m not a mom - YET - I know there I are times I need to sit down for a breather."
This week I’d like to invite you to share what YOUR “Mom” help is. Some drink coffee, soda, or chia-tea. Others check email or read their favourite blogs. Some talk a walk…. what do you do when you need to clear your head and take a breather?
Please share a Scripture that gives you a “mom” help when you’re spirit is feeling overwhelemed.
My Theme- Okay....my mom help is...well...it varies. It depends on what is going on. A nice mocha helps but I usually go to a piece of chocolate for the help. It is especially wonderful when it is Dark chocolate. I love dark chocolate. :D When I really need to clear my head I have a CD that sings "holy, holy, holy" over and over again. It is very calming and helps me clear my head.
Scripture Share- "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Hebrews 11: 1-3
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
"Homeschoolers are very resourceful people. They use what they have and use them to their best ability. I know in our home many times people ask us how we use this or that for learning, and we are happy to explain it’s value. I think the main thing that a lot of people miss is that life is learning, and you must use everything in your home for learning otherwise you won’t fully be prepared.
This week I want to invite you to share what different games you use for learning in your homeschool. Outside games, board games, or card games, and what purpose or subject you use them for."My Theme-
My husband and I enjoy playing games and the children are starting to enjoy them as well.
Candyland- This games helps the children with counting, colors, and taking turns.
Little Bear's Leap Frog Game- This is one of the children's favorites. This game helps with their counting and matching. It also helps teach patience (as Candyland does)
Memory- Helps them to learn to match things and memorization
I Spy Bags- helps with their dexterity and matching skill. Here is a picture of some that I have made.
The newest game that the children have found is Mancala. They haven't figured it out yet, but they are trying. :D
I forgot to post these yesterday. Better late than never. Big T and Sweet E are continuing to make progress in school. Although, a new curve ball is thrown at them this week. They are starting to blend sounds together. Anyway, in these first to pictures it shows them doing one of their exercises. They have cards with pictures on them and they have to put the cards under the appropriate letter (The letter that it starts with). Big T did very well and Sweet E needed some help (but she is only 3 and is doing great keeping up with her big brother.)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
"This week I’d like to invite you to share your favourite field-trip that you’ve been able to go on since you’ve started homeschool. I’d encourage you to include photos, but you don’t have to."