Those state #homeschooling regulations can look awfully intimidating, can’t they? If you’re feeling stressed about getting everything covered, it’s time to stop, breathe, and LISTEN.
I don’t think I’ve ever addressed marriage here on my channel before, but it’s something that we need to pay more attention to. In this day and age, marriage no longer carries the honor and commitment that it once did for many people. Far too many people believe that marriage is going to be much easier than it actually is. You have to be willing to make it work, but it is so worth it.
Here’s what I’ve learned in my 23 years of marriage (which was blessed with 11 kids!)
The Jon Levi channel on YouTube has completely opened my eyes to the re-thinking of much of the history that we’ve been taught. I’ve taken so many things for granted – taken so many things at face value that I’m realizing now more than ever that a lot of what we’ve been told doesn’t make sense. World’s Fairs are only the beginning.
It’s extremely common for homeschoolers to be inundated with public school myths by people who disagree with their way of life. While they are often well-intentioned, the problem is that most of these myths are simply accepted because they have been repeated for so long. When you actually think about them and do a little research, it becomes plainly clear that they just aren’t true.
It’s time to tackle a few.
I watched a movie over Christmas break in which a dad said that sometimes he felt more like a camp counselor than a parent, and that really struck me. I’ve often thought about how children can be inundated with activities to the point that they have no free time, but I never actually thought about why so many parents do it. I finally figured it out – guilt.
I’m here to tell you today that it doesn’t have to be that way.
Don’t get caught in the trap of overlooking your child’s natural talents simply because they don’t fit society’s definition of “smart”!
This is a video from the Patreon archives that was recorded on June 30, 2020. This was right around the time that all of the videos were coming out to “prepare” children for what school would be like. We were also being inundated with “slogans” (neurolinguistic programming) that were supposed to give a feel-good message but were in reality very Twilight Zone-ish.
This video is a step-by-step walk-through of how compulsory schooling has been engineering our children. This year has been a new phase.
I wish I could say that I’m glad that 2020 is over, but who knows what 2021 will bring?
This is our last week of our 6-week break, and I’m going to be honest – I have NOT been looking forward to starting back up again like I normally am. Since I didn’t want my kids to sense my lack of enthusiasm, I’ve been racking my brains to figure out what needs to happen.
I think I’ve got it – a newly tweaked routine.
As a mom of 11, I need to find ways to keep our Christmas stockings extremely frugal. For us, dollar stores are the way to go! Although four of our children are actually now adults, since the ones who have moved out still come over every Christmas morning, they ALL get a stocking.
Here’s what’s in them!
I did something a little different and scheduled a video premiere set for 12pm ET today! This way, we can watch the video together live, and we can interact in the chat.
I hope to see some of you there!