I realize that my children are young, but I decided we needed to learn about his grandparents and great-grandparents who served in the armed forces today. Understanding the service given by veterans helps us understand the freedom we truly enjoy came at a cost.Continue Reading
It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September 11, 2001. Doing so, however, should be a concept learned little by little, line upon line, as they grow. Here are some sensitive ways to teach about 9-11 .
If the walls could talk, they would tell you that I don’t spend my days sitting with my little ones around me on a cloud of rainbows.
I don’t great my young students in a bright ray of sunshine as they arise from their slumbers.
I don’t have a magic switch to turn myself into a delightful, cheerful homeschool mom, ready to tackle the day’s list.
No, if the walls could talk, you would know the truth.
I’m a yelling mama.
A typical homeschooling day includes tears of frustration. Maybe mine. Maybe from the preschooler. Maybe from the older kids. Maybe all of us.
And a typical homeschooling day will probably have some yelling. Continue Reading
You know how when you fly on an airplane, you are instructed to, in case of emergency, take care of your own oxygen mask before helping your child? This is self care at it’s most basic. We cannot help others if we are not breathing. Taking care of myself first before homeschooling is as important as getting my own oxygen mask on before helping the kids! Self care while homeschooling is essential.