Disclaimer: I am a Classical Conversations Challenge A Director. I am not writing this post from the perspective of a director but from the perspective of a homeschooling mother with a child with dyslexia, an educational therapist, licensed teacher (Association of Christian Schools International and private school teacher license from the State of Pennsylvania), and education researcher. I am writing about my experiences and how I use this curriculum with
Our family will be leaving CC for the next two years. This came about through much prayer. My husband is being stationed overseas for the next 2 years. Due to health concerns of our daughter and my dad’s poor health, our family decided (in true homeschool fashion: pro-con lists on a whiteboard) that moving back near family is best for all. The area is a rural community in the Ozarks.
During my the last few weeks, I have been finalizing my dissertation. To ease my homeschooling load, I allowed my children to develop their own unit studies without regard to grade level of books or activities. This time was to enjoy learning, explore interests, reinforce concepts already learned, and experience learning based on their own learning style. My oldest, MightyMan, who is in 7th grade, chose to do an Engineering
I tend to play with my Chocolate Shakeology more often than my other flavors because it is so versatile. In my lastest concoction, I added coconut butter, almond butter, coconut milk, chia seeds, and flax seeds. To purchase Shakeology: Follow this link, then click shop! Save Print Coco-nutty Shakeology Author: Bridgette @ One Unique Mom Recipe type: Shakeology Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 2 mins Total time: 7 mins
The other day we were watching Tony Horton on YouTube. He made some Shakeology Energy Balls (https://youtu.be/TaiGOauJsMU). I decided to revamp his recipe for my kids’ soccer games. My kids love nuts and dried cranberries! To purchase Shakeology, follow this link, then click shop! Save Print Nutty Shakeology Energy Balls Author: Bridgette Recipe type: Snack Cuisine: Healthy Prep time: 20 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 20 Healthy no bake energy balls
Today marks 12 years that we experienced a miracle that many doctors said would never happen. I gave birth to my first, and supposedly would be only, child. A wonderful baby boy, my dad nicknamed Might Man. We know God still works miracles. We experienced it. We had two more children. God blessed us with amazing children with hearts of gold and a whole lot of energy.
So what happened to me writing at least 3 blog posts a week. Well to put it simply…fibromyalgia and the flu. My daughter was diagnosed at age 9 with fibromyalgia. She had a recent flare up that caused her to be wheelchair bound. All of my time and energy went to taking care of her. The day she was able to start walking again, she ended up getting diagnosed with
I’ve talked to many moms and seen shows where moms put everyone else first but neglect themselves. I’m guilty of it too. Isn’t this what moms are supposed to do? Aren’t we supposed to put our kids’ and husband’s needs first? Don’t we DESERVE the time to sit around, watch tv, and snack after our long days? This mentality has been ingrained in me. Where it came from, I don’t
It seems like we all make resolutions at the beginning of the year. Our intentions for these resolutions and changes are the best, but somewhere along the way we lose our focus and motivation. Life gets busy and we stop pursuing our goals. Which begs the question, “where these goals that important?” I’m possibly the most guilty person there is. I’ve been trying to lose baby fat from my first
I read a wonderful post from Holistic Homeschooler about needing a teaching degree to homeschool. When I began homeschooling, I only had an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. When my youngest was three, I decided to go back to college to earn a bachelor’s degree. I had several credits in psychology but Liberty University offered a degree in Elementary Education that was fully online. Since I was homeschooling my children,
Perhaps the hardest part of being a parent in America, or the first-world for that matter, is getting children to eat healthy. There is a constant assault on kids from advertisers with bright colors, cartoon characters, and celebrities to attract their attention to unhealthy foods. Go look at the packaging of the big name brand items compared to the organic counterparts and you can see a noticeable difference. The packages