Modest Monday and A Link Up!

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We are still traveling! We had a fantastic time at the Sandusky Teach Them Diligently convention, and we decided to take longer getting home and have been seeing some historical sites. We are going to do some museums tomorrow. This is such a new experience for us, traveling as a family and it’s been a new bonding experience!

I took a few pictures during the convention that I would love to share, but I haven’t gotten permission from the people in the picture with me, so I’ll wait until then. For now, it’s just the link up!

Link Up Time!

Please feel free to share posts about anything concerning being a godly, feminine woman. Topics include: modesty, being a wife, mother, homeschooler, homemaker, cooking, sewing, etc.

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Feminine Friday!

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I’m sitting in a hotel room in Sandusky Ohio, and it’s our first adventure bringing all six children along to a convention. Last night there were quite a few tears and it was a late night, but overall I wasn’t terribly stressed. We made it through just fine!

I woke up and realized it was Friday morning. I seriously thought it was Thursday for some reason. So this will be a very quick Feminine Friday post, without the usual formatting on the outfits. 🙂

Blue Anchors

 


If you are thinking of the 4th of July and summer months, here is a great outfit! For those who don’t like sleeveless outfits, you could always wear the short sleeve halftee instead of the halftee tank.
The bobby pins are from Lilla Rose, a few styles come in sets of 4 and these are one of them.
To finish out this look, use Jamberry wraps for an easy to use, super cute summer nail look!
Blue Swirl

 


I love blue. Sometimes I worry that I wear it too often, but it’s replaced black in my wardrobe. Polkadots are another favorite, and you can find these nail wraps at Jamberry!
Blue Patriot

 


It’s been interesting meeting new customers at conventions with my Deborah & Co. booth. You all know exactly what you need, and have strong opinions on which neckline you prefer (the cropped shells versus the halftee tank). The layering shell and the cropped shell are the exact same fabric and neckline, just different lengths.
The Tree of Life flexi clip is one of my favorites! It goes with anything and everything.
Happy Friday everyone! I’ll be busy meeting blog readers and customers today. It’s SO much fun!

5 Tips Of Wisdom From Homeschooling Mothers

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A few months ago I attended a women’s day of encouragement, put on by our local homeschool group. It was an amazing day of inspiration, being renewed, and fellowshipping with other homeschooling moms.

5 Tips To Help Homeschooling Mothers, from homeschooling mothers who have done this for years!

You might be experiencing some exhaustion or burn out right now, so I thought I would share with you what stood out to me from the day. They had a panel of 4 homeschooling mothers answer questions, and all of these mothers had been homeschooling for quite awhile now.

Here are some good reminders from these mothers…

Homeschooling is not about grades and curriculum. It’s about first building relationships with our children. As a second generation homeschooler I totally agree with this! I had a relationship with my mom that went far beyond the grades and curriculum we used. I knew she loved me, no matter how poor I did in school, I just needed to try my best!

Do you remember what you learned in first grade? I don’t either! Don’t stress over the little years, you repeat so many things in school over and over again, until they eventually get it!

There will be gaps in the education you can give them. Just like there are gaps in the educations found in public and private schools, there are gaps found in homeschooling. But guess who can fill those gaps…yes, Jesus can and will! Do the very best you can, and He will come alongside and help with the rest!

Schedules are important. This stood out to me the most…all of the mothers who had large families there said it was important to have a schedule, but to treat it more like a routine. Do one thing, and then move on to the next. Don’t stress over times on the schedule, but they said it is chaotic if you do not have a schedule in place. This was a good reminder to me that I need to keep working through the Simplified Organization Course!
Get organized. Stay organized.

 

Homeschooling with toddlers – If you are trying to homeschool with toddlers, they said putting time on the schedule for a child to be with that toddler each day really helped. One mom said she trained her little ones for blanket time and that helped her. I have yet to do blanket training, but it was a good reminder that it can work.

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