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When Life Happens

This past week I had planned to price more of the great items that were brought into the store to consign. I also had planned to develop more items for the blog. But, life happened Monday of last week in my personal life, and it caused the rest of my week’s plans concerning the store, pricing and the blog to change.

By Friday, the challenges created by what happened on Monday came to a peak. As I sat mentally sorting all that was happening and what the possible solution would take, I had to stop and spend some time in prayer and reading. I came to a verse that brought all what was happening into perspective:

Take away the dross from silver, And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry.
Proverbs 25:4 NKJV Continue reading

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Top 10 items I did not miss when the school year was done:

1. Grading papers

2. Writing out lesson plans

3. Adjusting lesson plans over & over

4. Wrestling with how to explain clearly concepts they could not understand

5. Butting heads over subjects of little interest

6. Explaining why we had to learn certain facts

7. Pushing to meet deadlines

8. When school & life collided

9. Worrying if they learned enough that year

10. Why? Why? Why?

 

Top 10 items I miss somehow now that my children have graduated:

1. Grading papers

2. Writing out lesson plans

3. Adjusting lesson plans over & over

4. Wrestling with how to explain clearly concepts they could not understand

5. Butting heads over subjects of little interest

6. Explaining why we had to learn certain facts

7. Pushing to meet deadlines

8. When school & life collided

9. Worrying if they learned enough that year

10. Why? Why? Why?

It’s funny how our perspective changes as you look at things from the other side.

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Scrapbook of Memories

In an Our Thoughts article, we listed 10 things we don’t miss when the school year ends and then realized that when our children are gone how we miss those same 10 things in some form or fashion. Here is our top 10 list again.

1. Grading papers

2. Writing out lesson plans

3. Adjusting lesson plans over & over

4. Wrestling with how to explain clearly concepts they could not understand

5. Butting heads over subjects of little interest

6. Explaining why we had to learn certain facts

7. Pushing to meet deadlines

8. When school & life collided

9. Worrying if they learned enough that year

10. Why? Why? Why?

 
What would your list include? Add to our list . . . . . .

 

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Our Thoughts . . . . .

One frequently asked question from first time homeschooling families:

What curriculum is the best?

It all depends on you and your student’s needs. There are many different curricula available. My first suggestion is to choose something that won’t stress you as the parent for the first semester or year. Get to know your child first as a student Continue reading

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