If you’re a parent, you know how incredible it is to have time away with no distractions or interruptions from the children. If you’re a homeschool mom, you also know how enjoyable homeschool conferences are. Combine the two of those, and you have an amazing duo!
This past weekend, Nathan and Melanie and Christopher and Anna Marie were able to do just that, with the ever-exciting Aunt Anna, Aunt Mary, and Grandma holding down the fort while they were gone.
For clarity sake as you look through the picture diary below, Nathan and Melanie left Friday evening and returned Saturday evening. Christopher and Anna Marie left Saturday morning and returned Sunday.
Now Saturday morning.
Aunt Anna and Aunt Mary took all the kids to a park to play on the playground and then had a picnic. They made quite a sweet sight as they set out!
They had visits from the uncles.
Filling out a textbook order.
Saturday evening, Nathan and Melanie had their kids again, and now we had Christopher’s kids over.
What a sweet crew! Good job, Mom, Anna, and Mary for all your childcare!
“She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27
Even if you have the book, think about another mom you could bless. For those dads reading this post, consider the impact this simple book and session could have on your wife.
One mom said: “This book was by far one of the best books I’ve read. It is not just for homeschooling moms, but any mom who wants to be the best mom she can be. It was challenging, enlightening and encouraging.”
“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time …” Ecclesiastes 3:11
We girls celebrated Anna Marie’s birthday recently with a special trip out to Black Dog Coffee. We had an amazing time talking, laughing, and enjoying treats. Pass a mocha, please! Anna Marie is such a joy to be with!
You know from reading the Mom’s Corners and the Managers books that I really encourage moms to take a little piece of time–thirty minutes or even just fifteen minutes–each day to tackle a project that seems overwhelming or isn’t happening. Do that consistently for a week and on into a month to see just what happens.
I want to share a recent story about that, which was sent to me:
I’ve been reading Managers of Their Homes recently and came across getting overwhelmed with cleaning and organizing. You mentioned setting an alarm for 15 minutes and working on an area that long, then going on to something else. I put this in place for my daughter and me both in some areas, and I was simply amazed at how much we got done.
I casually mentioned this to my oldest married daughter. This morning I got a message from her saying ‘this fifteen minutes stuff is working great for me.’ I just laughed and praised the Lord.
“Remember how short my time is…” Psalms 89:47
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