Friday, July 30, 2010

The Homeschool Channel

I just created a blog on The Homeschool Channel website:
What a wonderful place to meet new people with the same interests. I just requested to join the Single Homeschoolers group. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Single mom fears

What gets in the way of having true reliance on God the most for single moms? Time and money.
Dedicating at least a few minutes each morning to bible study can get your day started on the right foot. Read a small section at a time from the bible book of your choice, so you can use the day to absorb it. The Life Application Study Bible provides some great commentaries to help give you, not only meditation with God, but bible study as well. If you are "in the thick of it" start with Psalms.

Money. Check out They do NOT require a qualification form...anybody can order. You can save a lot of money on groceries. Our favorite thing to order are the "Signature Meals." They provide the most bang for your buck. They're designed to feed a family of four for a week for $30, but I can stretch it further than a week. You order once a month and pick your food up (usually the last Saturday of the month) from a host church. The website provides a place to insert your zip code so you can find the closest church.

Time. Well, I'm still working on that one myself. I've had to simplify my life in many ways. I've streamlined my finances with one financial adviser that is 5 minutes from my home. Of course, I only recommend this if you trust the person. I don't sign-up for everything that "looks good" anymore. Instead I've become very strategic with my activities and shopping time. I've drastically reduced the clutter in my home including my clothing and it actually feels great!

We are focusing now on "time well spent" such as the mission trip that my son and I took and he just wrote about in the previous post. My only concern with that was securing child care for my other children. The fund raising paid the mass majority of our expenses.

Please feel free to add your tips and advice.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Mission trip experience from Zak

My name is Zak, and my mom and I just got back from our mission trip!
We left on the fourth of July and we got back the ninth of July.
We went to a city just outside of Pittsburgh named Wilkinsburgh.
My mom and me along with two other people from our church and seven other kids from around the country with one other adult spent the week at the Boys and Girls Club of America. Talking to the kids and playing with them. The conditions of this town is very rundown, and fortunately for me I got to talk with one of the staff members of the club. He told me that he attended the club when he was younger and now he's staff because he doesn't want to be a part of the drugs or gangs that are in Wilkinsburgh. While the week went on we played kickball, football, and dodgeball. Along with pool [they beat us most of the time.], Wii and ps2.

I was also able to meet other youth from my church and we bonded throughout the week. On Tuesday my youth group got to go dragon boat rowing. And later we went on the DuQuesne Inclines. Once we got to the top of the mountain we ate at a very nice restaurant that had a very nice view at the top of the mountain.
I was very happy to do this mission trip and I will gladly do it again!!! 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Packed and ready

Got it we think. There always seems to be something that gets forgotten when preparing for a trip.. Very excited to make new friends and serve others. I'm sure we'll learn a lot. Please pray for our trip. Thank you.

Friday, July 2, 2010


This momma is heading out for a Mission trip with her teenage son. If I can get on-line I'll be sure to blog our experience. Otherwise, I'll catch ya on the flip-side of next week. Be healthy and happy in your God. He is all!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Interesting Resource for food and travel

I came across this interesting database for finding good, whole foods during travel. You can plug in travel destinations and a list of places that sell, organic foods comes up. This could be very useful for those of us who are tired of the fast food vacation and want something wholesome yet convenient. Please feel free to check this out and comeback and share your opinions and experiences.