Monday, January 31, 2011

Sports and Kids....and parents

Sports and homeschooling families can be a touchy subject. Either we've had bad experiences or would rather avoid them.

  • Look for programs that are careful about who they pick to coach.
  • Look for programs that expect parents to act maturely.
  • Find out how much practice time is expected. Is there a mindset that sports come first before family?
  • Find out if foul language will be tolerated from players and parents. Some programs just "do nothing."
  • Ask around. Find out from your homeschooling friends if they can recommend a sports program.
  • When you do sign-up for a program, be reliable and responsible. 
Here are two articles from a Christian counselor and homeschool mom that give great insight into this topic:

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Plan a field trip to break-up the monotony

January can be monotonous at times. Especially if you live in a cold climate. This is the time to break-up the monotony. One way to do that is to plan a field trip or two. Look for discounts!

  • Zoos often offer free days in the winter because the animals aren't as active and they just don't get the attendance that they would in the summer. If a somewhat warm day (warm for January anyway) happens, drop everything and go to the zoo. Spontaneity can be fun!
  • Museums are a warm way to get out of the house. 
  • Snow Walk. A quick, fun and free get-a-way. Go for a snow walk around your neighborhood or a park.
  • Cheese. Find a store that specializes in cheese and go cheese tasting.
  • Hotel. Sometimes you can get a great deal at a local hotel that has a pool. Go swimming and bring some Hawaiian type food like pineapple chunks. If the room has a refrigerator, you can bring your own food and save money.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What's on your heart when it comes to food?

Whatever your thinking, it will show through to your family. Do you have too much worldliness when it comes to food and meals; "'s ok God, I've got this one." We often tend to forget that God created food and with that we've downright forgotten why He created food.
I've started a new Hub.Something that's been on my heart for a while now. After much prayer and consideration, I've started a new channel centered around the Christian lifestyle. I've just completed my first article and would be honored if you read it and gave me your thoughts.
Food God-Designed for More than Sustenance...Click here....

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Unschooling and Free-Schooling

I found a great article concerning unschooling and free-schooling that includes resources. It's written from a fellow homeschooler (not me). Click here to read the article.