My second grader is a free spirt, she loves doing new things, and she gets bored very easy. I struggle at times to keep her engaged with school tasks because she starts day dreaming when she is bored. So our curriculum is planned in a way that things change through out the year to keep her interested as well as hands on. Our choices this year are as follows: [Read more…]
Becoming an early riser is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But after following these steps to become an early riser. I can honestly say I am officially an early riser. I have been waking up at 6am every morning for around 2 1/2 months. That may not seem like its that long but believe me, I feel like I have jumped over some kind of wall that has been in my way for my whole life. I am not kidding when I say I have been dreaming of waking up before my kids ever since I had my second child 5 years ago.
The problem was I am an excellent debater I can talk my self out of anything. So every night I would go to bed with the best intentions of waking up early. When morning came I would come up with every possible reason I needed to stay in bed and get just a little bit more sleep. This was a nightmare that recurred nearly every morning for 5 years. My amazing debating skills had created a life time of being late and lazy. I was so sick of it, it made me feel so discouraged. How do I talk my super tired ADD self into staying awake rather than my very convincing self talking me into going back to bed. After tons of research and finally came up with an amazing fool prof system. [Read more…]
As a work at home mom it can seem like a challenge to get through the day feeling like you haven’t accomplished anything. The truth is you have probably accomplished so much and you don’t even realize it. This is not only true for work at home moms but just moms in general.
The reason you feel this way is because you didn’t accomplish enough if any of your top priority items. This can be avoided if you write down a schedule and list out your tasks lists by top priority to lowest priority. I do this every morning after my bible time to see what I have going on for that day. I start with my routine everyday items and list the extras or more specific items. Then I fill in the rest of the day starting with top priority in a realistic time block. I say realistic because if you cram to much in, you are likely to do only half of that. Which lowers the chances of you getting the important stuff done. Follow these 4 steps to the perfect WAHM schedule. [Read more…]
Every year I search the internet looking for the perfect curriculum for my girls. I’m finally to a point where I know what to look for, for each of my kids so they can learn easily. I have two different types of learners. My first grader is a more visual and action learner which is also how I learn. She is also very active and gets bored easily. My Pre-K/Kindergartener is a audio learner and has an easier time with phonics then my first grader. I thought I would share what curriculum has worked for my kids this year and maybe give you an idea of what might work for your children. I will link the photos to the curriculum choices. [Read more…]