Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mentoring Our Children Minute By Minute

Recently I read an article that just took my breath away. I was convicted, excited, and empowered by the reality that we have to stay focused daily, by reading these words I knew it would hopefully bless you also. As a mother of many children I've learned I cannot give my children what I do not possess. I need the strength of Christ daily, and even some days minute after minute to lift me up in my daily walk. Sometimes it's easier said then done. Our follow through is critical. 

I cannot expect my children to eat their veggies if they see me pushing them aside on my plate.

I cannot expect my children to enjoy interacting with nature if we stay locked away inside.

I cannot expect my children to enjoy a lifetime of reading if they never see me pick up a book. 

I cannot expect my children to see their projects through to completion if I have a dozen half-finished projects laying and waiting.

I cannot expect my children to persevere when they see me consistently give up. 

I cannot expect my children to do great things if they see me accomplish nothing of great significance. 

I cannot expect my children to do all things in Christ with out grumbling and complaining if I in turn grumble and complain throughout my day. 

I cannot expect my children to faithfully spend time reading their bibles if I am not finding the time to embrace Christ word.

I cannot expect my children to have a faithful prayer life when they never see me pray.

I cannot expect my children to extend Grace to others needs if they see me walking away from a need I've noticed or turned my back on. 

I cannot expect my children to be sensitive to others needs if they see me walking by on the other side. 

I cannot expect my children to show remorse when it's not in me to ask for forgiveness.

I cannot expect my children to laugh at the little things if little things Don't make me laugh.

I cannot except my children to be diligent and conduct themselves in a orderly manner if I am not that example to them.

I cannot expect my children to be a strong tower and to rise up when they fail if I don't share my greatest failures with them and my greatest accomplishments. 

I cannot expect my children to be that next generation who holds strong to their faith if I don't rise up in mine. 

SO we have alot to live up to. Always learning and growing, so we will always have something to share with our children. I cannot rely on pushing them behind when I fear what they may see. I must be learning myself in order to lead them. The biggest key to successful homeschooling, is what we reflect in every area of what goes on in our home, our attitudes, the atmosphere, what is learned 
(or not). Even the depth of our relationship with each other is critical. The key to successful homeschooling isn't found in the perfect curriculum, the right schedule, the best article, or outside activities, or even the planner we use. The method is found in being a mom who smiles at the end of the day and says "Tomorrow is another day and today I shined and Tomorrow will be even better."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Used Curriculum Sale For October

                        Used Curriculum Sale
                               For October 
                                                                                  Prices list below 



Kids love Ohio A Parent's Guide to Exploring Fun Places $5.00

Thinking Like a Christian, Student and Teachers Bk, From My Father's World, Worldview Curriculum with CD $15.00

How to be a Super Star Student by the Teaching Company a High School Series. VHS Tapes 1, 2 along with Book $5.00

Diana Warning's Ancient Civilization's and The Bible Activity Guide Volume 1 Creation to Christ, A total of 12 units, Elementary Age $5.00

Computer Basics Books 1-5 Plus Answer Key, Tests and Quizzes. 
From Christian Light Education. Covers every aspect of computers inside and out. $20.00, Middle and High School age

Diana Warning's Ancient Civilizations & The Bible, Volume 1 Book A, Creation to Christ. Supplemental study guide to the Audio  "What in the World's Going on Here?" Four Hours of Living History on tape. All ages up to High School  $15.00

Green Leaf Guide to Old Testament History, Great resource for Old Testament Studies. $5.00

Pleasing God Study by Kay Smith, Great study for a young teen or a mother who needs lifted up spiritually. $5.00

Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the Parents Soul, Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul, All wonderful reads for any Homeschool library
only $5.00 each

The Study of the life of Christ $2.00

Vocabulary, Spelling and Poetry III $2.00 by Abeka

Reading Comprehension and Skills Grade 4, Covers Contractions, Prefixes and Suffixes, Vocabulary, Nonfiction and Fiction, Parts of Speech and Analogies. Great Supplement to English  $5.00 

Learning Language Arts through Literature Student and Teachers
$10 for a set, Discounted even more if it has a few marks. Most are like new.
Orange-4th Grade  
Green-7th and 8th Grade
Tan-6th Grade 
Red-2nd Grade
Gray-8th and 9th Grade 
Only a Yellow Student Bk- 3rd Grade $5.00

Here are a few velcro boards that I have made for my children, they are great for hanging on wall. The possibilities are endless. 
SEE what you can transform a poster into. If you have a poster that you would like to have transformed into an activity center please let me know. Whether it's Time, Money, Geography, Science related, Presidents, Verses, Rules of the House, English, you name and I can turn it in a workable center for your wall. Prices will vary!!!!

Feel free to email me at with any questions or if you are interested in any of the items listed above. Just type Regarding Blog in the Subject Line.