Making Adjustments to Homeschool

Our Ideas For Homeschooling

When we chose to homeschool our daughter, it required many adjustments to our family. My son was still a preschooler and very hyperactive. I realized going in something would need to change. Our daughter would learn nothing with him bouncing around the room and interrupting every few seconds. So, we brought our daughter home for school but had to send our son to preschool elsewhere.

Many homeschoolers may gasp at such a solution, but for our family, that was what worked. Yes, in those early years, my husband had it pitch in a bit more to make things work, but if you are flexible, it can be done.

A Diamond in the Rough,

Nancy

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What to do about Mother’s Day?

Infertility and Mother’s Day

Back when I struggled to get pregnant and stay pregnant, Mother’s Day became torturous to me.

If you attend church every Sunday, (Like I hope you do.) you may want to consider staying home on Mother’s Day. After I began to cry during a church service and couldn’t stop, I decided never to go again on Mother’s Day. It eliminated the unnecessary pain of going.

When God finally gave us a child, we were able to go with joy in our hearts for what the Lord had done.

A diamond in the rough,

Nancy

Helpful Publishing Information

 Resources For Writers

Hello,

Today’s featured link includes a list of very helpful resources for writers. It includes tips for a title your book, how to find a literary agent, query letters, book proposals, writing and publishing websites, and a host of other topics. It is worth the trip over there to read all the information posted.

 

Many of you have been reading my blog for a while, but you might not be aware of how much information is available in my archives. Just as a refresher, I wanted to highlight some posts you might find helpful. Click here to read the list of helpful articles.

Nancy

I Chose Homeschooling

I Chose Homeschooling

In my last blog on the topic, I talked about reasons to homeschool. Our reason to make the choice was because of our daughter’s disability. She needed information repeated often until she finally got it. When she attended a regular school, I would wind up spending four hours in the evenings helping her finish the work she did not get done in class.

Finally it dawned on me that homeschooling would not require any more time than what I was putting in.

When we brought her home it was a relief. No longer would we have to spend hours and hours preparing for a test that she still would not do well on. School was now at her pace, and not based on the top performing kids in her class.

It was the a much better fit for her.

A Diamond in the Rough,

Nancy

When Enough is Enough

One Couple’s Story

I watched a show, the other night, called The Little Couple. They had tried for some time to get pregnant. I identified with this couple’s struggle. When they received an opportunity to adopt a little person from China, the wife realized she had experienced enough infertility treatments. She was thrilled with the prospect of becoming a parent through adoption.

This couple had no knowledge of this little person Chinese boy, but God knew, and God wanted him rescued from a life of orphanages and discrimination.

Often our ways are not His ways, because we don’t know the needs that are out there.

A diamond in the rough,

Nancy