Our Football Player

Our oldest son (who we call Flash on the blog) has been waiting forever to play football. He finally started a few weeks ago through a really awesome local program that we found called Victory Sports Outreach. We have never wanted sports to take over our family, but we do want our kids to be able to participate in organized sports that they are passionate about and enjoy. This worked out to be a great fit for us. They practice one evening a week for one hour and then they play a one hour game every Saturday. This goes on for about 2 months. Also, I’m relieved that this is flag football and not tackle!

So it seemed to be not too overwhelming for us and has given him the chance to play football and he LOVES it! The other thing I like about this program is that they really care about the kids spiritually as well as physically. At every practice and game, they have a devotion time and they pray with the kids. I wasn’t expecting that part, but I really do like it. So far it has been a great experience for us and Flash is having the time of his life!

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Making a Fall Bucket List



Over the years, the kids and I have enjoyed making a “Bucket List” for different seasons. It’s just a fun list of activities we hope to accomplish during that season, whether it’s Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer. The kids always get excited when we can check things off of our list. It’s been awhile since we’ve done one for Fall and so I thought since this week is the first day of fall, we’d go ahead and get one started! I hit up Pinterest and found tons of ideas and so we looked through all the ideas and came up with our own list.

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From the Diary of a Homeschool Mom…

This past week we ended up scrapping school on Thursday and spent the morning visiting my mom who was on vacation from work. It was a normal morning and we were getting ready to start school and I just wasn’t “feeling it” that morning. So I asked the kids how would they like to just skip school and go spend some time with their Meme. Of course they were all for it!

So we took off the day from school and I felt great about it. We had a nice visit with my mom for a few hours and then came home around lunchtime. The kids were so relaxed the rest of the day and honestly so was I! There was a time when I would’ve mentally beaten myself up over doing something like that, but I’ve finally gotten to the point in my homeschooling career that I felt really good about my decision.

It just made me happy that I’ve come so far in this homeschool journey and that I know things will work out even on days when we’re just not “feeling it”. I want to encourage you homeschool moms that we can take a day off once in awhile when we need a recharge and it’s OK to do that! No, my kids did not do any schoolwork that day, but yes they did LEARN a lot! Kids are learning constantly, whether we’re sitting down doing book work or not.

Homeschooling is a lot of hard work, but we don’t have do be hard on ourselves. Some days we just need to go with the flow. That is a lesson that has taken me years to learn.