Wednesday, August 27, 2014

       Godly Glimpses Post : My Journey of 11
Check out this wonderfully creative blog that offers so much insight for mothers. Just another opportunity to be inspired.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Two weeks into our 2014-2015 school year we are settling into our routine. Working out the kinks, and trying to find our groove sort of speak. But on a average day we wake to things in it's place, quiet, not a peep insight, books arranged just so, and papers all stacked and ready to go but then

Over the course of ten years I have learned to embrace change, go with the flow and just refrain from unlimited, unrealistic expectation's.  Reality is our house is going to get a mess, things are going to gather in places you'd rather them not but at he end of the day what is most important. 90% of my day is toning down my children to that somewhat quiet indoor voice and doing my best to keep them engaged in that few minute window of opportunity them give me. (Preschoolers) But in the same respect finding that balance with my highschoolers.

With 11 children from precollege to toddler you find what works for you family, and you don't look back at the things that didn't work, always moving forward, enjoying the baby steps, rejoicing in the victories, and saying goodbye to the strong hold homeschooling can put you in. Feeling bogged down, frustrated, annoyed, all of which is where SATAN wants us in our journey. Lets get back to our first love of homeschooling and stay the course in which the Lord has called us to. Being confident he will fill those gaps and quiet that ever so silent voice that keeps you awake at night.
Those words" Am I doing enough, am I challenging them, am I leaving anything out"
Rid them from your mind and know with confidence you are the best gift for your children's education. Taylor every aspect of your home to fit your families needs. Meanwhile, seeking the Lord for guidance. At end of the day your glory and the glory of all you have accomplished will shine thru, if only perseverance then you have crossed the first battle.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Modesty, Courtship, Purity
A Matter of the Heart
Coming Soon

                  In Hopes Of More, Wishing you
                  the best 2014 School Year Ever

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Look Into Our 2014 School Year

From Precollege to Toddler

                         A new year, new curriculum's & fresh attitudes

Math- Teaching Textbooks/Geometry, Your Checking Account By Walsh Publishing

Basic English- Easy Writing by Easy Grammar, More Reading Comprehension by Jane Ervin, Grammar & Composition by Carolyn Kane, 500 Key Words for The SAT by Charles Gulotta

Pre College- Dual Credit Courses- ENG COMP

Science- Trail Guide To The Body, Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions

Government- Magruder's American Government, Painless American Government (Barron's) by Jeffery Strausser

Literature- Total Language Arts- Pride & Prejudice, Lord of the Flies, Audio- Pilgrim's Progress

Bible- Expository Teaching, Character Reading/ Being Faithful to Your Future Spouse, Keeping Yourself Pure, What He Must Be if He Wants to Mary My Daughter, Spiritual Leadership by Sandi Queen, Experiencing God by Henry T. Blackaby & Claude V. King

Extra Curricular- Ballroom Dancing, Civil War Reenactment, AACHE Basketball, Part Time Jobs, Mentoring Within the Home 

Goals- Prepare for SAT or ACT, Evaluate 4 Year Plan, College Visits, Save Money

Math- Teaching Textbooks/ PreAlgebra

English- Easy Grammar Plus, 500 Key Words for The SAT by Charles Gulotta, Spelling Power

Literature- Total Language Plus/ Anne of Green Gables

Science-Exploring Creation With Zoology by Apologia Science


Character Building- Personal Help for Girls by Parables, Expository teaching

Goals-Working toward a positive outreach for her disability, Becoming more self-sufficient


Math- Saxon and worksheets from Math U See for down time

English- Easy Grammar and Phonics -Explode the Code
Spelling Power, Rod and Staff

A Reason for Handwriting and coping memory verses, printable pages from online

History-  A Child's History of the World by V.M. Hillyer, History Stories for our Children by Christian Liberty Press, A Child's Story of America, and American history Through people Who Looked to the Lord by Margaret Whitaker ages 8-12 , Library videos                                                         

Science- Videos- The Nature of God and Exploring his Creation, Discover and Do through Sonlight, That Amazing Flight, I Wonder Why books, Earth and Space by Christian Kids Explore, The Magic School Bus Chapter Books, Christian Liberty Nature Readers

Literature- Pathway Readers, Classic Starts- The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Time Machine, Gulliver's Travels and the Classic Unit Literature studies from Confessions of a Homeschooler to go along with each reader.

Bible- Expository Teachings, Character Trails by Marilyn Boyer, and Kids of Character Bible Study also by Marilyn Boyer, The Animated Stories from the bible videos.


Math - Math U See, and printable worksheets

English- Spelling Power, Sight Words, Explode the Code, Alpha Phonics by Samuel Blumenfeld, and Step by Step Phonics by Laurie Bell from back to the basics Publishing, Bob Books

Literature- Pathway Readers

Science - Same Videos and readers as those in Elementary

History- History for Little Pilgrims

Handwriting- A Reason for Handwriting





Homeschool planner 1/2 off Sale


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

 In Hopes Of More Goes Canning

           I Have a confession, I luv my Garden!!!!!

Green Beans, Corn
Onions, Zucc. Cabbage
Lettuce, Peppers, Tomatoes, squash, etc.

Here are the key ingredients
for canning SUN PICKLES
you don't have to pressure can or water bath them.
Fresh Garlic, Dill
Canning Salt
and Alum







                          ENJOY OUR FAVORITE RECIPE:

1/2 C White Vinegar, 1/8 C Pickling Salt, 1/8 tea Alum, 1/2 cup purified water, Fresh Dill , garlic Buds and Cucumbers

Put Vinegar, Salt, Alum in clean Quart jars, Swirl jar till all is dissolved and clear, Add 1/2 C water and two buds of garlic, pack pickles tight at bottom, (we cut into spears) and then add Dill even the stems if you'd like, Fill remainder of the jars with water. Put on lids, tight, and set in sun for three days, every day turn jar and swirl
after 3rd day refrigerate.  

In Hopes Of More Inspired for you

In Hopes Of More was created to met moms right where they are. In the mists of what ever season they are going through. My blog is inspired by my family of 11 children who challenge me everyday to become all God has designed me to be. I carry many titles within my home ( No different then you) I'm mom, counselor, teacher, advisor, meal manager, time saver, taxi, and Yes, even friend. I hope to encourage you in your walk with the Lord but also hope that I can offer tools, insight, and laughter to your day to day. Join me on this journey we call motherhood and lets embrace it together.
Life is full of surprises and there is nothing more rewarding then to know that other mothers value your insight and even utilize the knowledge we have shared.
                               (of course with no strings attached)
We all have our days that call for TIME OUTS and yet we rise up and continue on, as soldiers ready for battle. Most battles I'll win with the Lord on my side and a wonderful support team cheering me on but we need to remember our battle isn't with our children. Our job is to pick them up when they fall and to also do the same with one another, to be real and not candy coat the picture we are portraying. We are going to have ugly times, good times, lasting times, short term times and even never ending times. But hopefully the times you have are Times of Victory.
Join me as a start a new journey inspiring moms on Godly Glimpses site, in hopes to share what God has in store for us with modesty, purity and courtship.