Monday, October 24, 2011

Too long again

It has once again been too long since I blogged. Life has been going at warp speed for about three weeks now. I am hoping this week slows down a bit, but the calendar did fill up a bit more today. It feels like I am juggling a hundred balls and all of them are one moment away from dropping. I am trying to keep everything going, but some days are not as successful. Fortunately, today was one where I made a lot of progress. While I would love to eventually have no 'to do' list to do (because it is all done), today allowed me to cross off a bunch.

What I accomplished today:

School, work, dishes, meals, 5 loads of laundry, scheduled a repair for B.J.'s car, scheduled a quote for our heater and hot water heater, played with my kids (they are loving their new swingset!), sorted the mail, wrote several emails, checked in with a few family members, cleared my computer desk, did some online shopping, helped get B.J.'s car to the shop, folded some laundry and had some fabulous helpers put it away, started sorting through the piles of last week's clean laundry to get it put away, and went to physical therapy. Not bad for a day's work :)

Next on the list: go clean the kitchen from dinner....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Parenting Traps

I came across this article on another blog and found it very convicting. B.J. and I had a very good conversation about some of the content last night. Whether you currently homeschool, think you might homeschool, or have no intention of homeschooling, I think the article will be eye-opening. I think the mistakes the author writes about are those that every parent struggles with and it is helpful to be aware of them so that we can go before the Throne of Grace and give these areas over to Christ. So, I encourage you to take a few minutes, ask God to show you areas of weakness and read the article below.