Running Late… Again: Eliminating ‘Hurry’ from my Vocabulary

Running Late... Again - my journey to removing the word "hurry" from my vocabulary.

Before I had children I prided myself in the fact that I was never tardy. I would show up at work, functions, and dinner parties on time or early. Then I had a child. Three and a half years later, I had another child. Suddenly I found myself in the midst of "tardy land". I was late all the time and the thought of it created much anxiety. I never used to be this way! Why would two children Continue Reading

SHINE Blog Hop #31

SHINE Blog Hop Features from Week #30

The SHINE Blog Hop is a weekly link up of family friendly posts that have been posted on different websites around the internet. You can add your links (if you're a blogger). If you're a non-blogger, then please feel free to visit the featured posts and/or visit any of the links that are of interest to you. Comments on this or any posts that are visited are always welcome! Welcome to the 31st Continue Reading

Homeschooling Through Grief

Homeschooling through grief. How to continue teaching your children in the midst of anguish. http://thedeliberatemom.com

The one downside to homeschooling is that when you're up against challenging circumstances, you still need to pull things together and teach your children. Last year, when our beloved friend and colleague, David Finkelman died, I couldn't send my daughter to school and mourn while she was there; I had to continue to teach her in the midst of my grief. I'm so thankful we already finished Continue Reading

Wedding Day Flashback

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Today is my wedding anniversary! I can't believe I've been married to my wonderful, sweet, amazing husband for eight years. I thought to commemorate the occasion, I would share some photos from our wedding. However, before I get into that, if you haven't met Evan, then please do so by visiting his guest post HERE. If you want to know how Evan proposed to me... you can go HERE. [Tweet "Come Continue Reading

This Car Seat Tip Could Save a Child’s Life

Life-saving car seat tip! Let others know!!! - http://thedeliberatemom.com

Do you remember loading your child in a car seat for the very first time? I recall being so nervous that I almost resigned to the fact that I would never drive again. My husband and I were at the hospital when we loaded my  newborn daughter into her seat for the first time. We were delighted when the nurse gave us the two thumbs up and said we did a great job buckling our infant into her Continue Reading

SHINE Blog Hop #30

SHINE Blog Hop features from week #29 http://thedeliberatemom.com

The SHINE Blog Hop is a weekly link up of family friendly posts that have been posted on different websites around the internet. You can add your links (if you're a blogger). If you're a non-blogger, then please feel free to visit the featured posts and/or visit any of the links that are of interest to you. Comments on this or any posts that are visited are always welcome! Welcome to the 30th Continue Reading

Switching to a Year Round School Schedule

Our homeschool is switching to a year round school schedule. There are so many benefits! #homeschooling http://thedeliberatemom.com

When I started homeschooling my daughter, I figured I would follow the school calendar. I liked the idea that my daughter's school holidays would be at the same time as her peers. I also liked the idea that we would have our summers off to rest, relax, and enjoy the sunshine. However, after a couple of months into the school year I wondered... what if the traditional school schedule wasn't Continue Reading