Your Homeschool Coach

As a homeschool coach, my goal is to provide resources and tools that help parents educate more effectively and confidently, to problem solve areas of concern, to assess their child's progress, and to inspire creativity and long term vision.

If you would like help educating your children in a way that fits your lifestyle, goals and values, please contact me. I believe I can help.

Living Life Outside of the Box

I’m in my 40s.  And I’ve realized that I’ve lived most of my life in boxes.  Boxes that others have made for me.  Boxes I’ve created for myself.  Boxes that society says that I must live in.  And yet… the Holy Spirit continues to woo me to the spacious, free, and open life that He has prepared for me.

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but there are LOTS of  “have to’s” that we each live by.  Many of them come from “the experts”, from our parents, from our teachers, etc.  We are continually taught these hard and fast rules about life.  This is what you MUST do to be ….. a success. A good person. Responsible. Have a good life. Be a good christian. And on and on.  This is the path you MUST follow or you WILL destroy your life.  Now let me say that everything that we’re taught, isn’t bad.  Much is really good and we need to hold onto those things.  We especially hold on to the truth of God’s word, for it is ALWAYS TRUE.  And we need to live within the laws of our society as along as they don’t go against God’s higher order.

But there are things that we are taught, that are accepted as an absolute truth, but aren’t.Continue Reading

The Real Work

It’s so easy to focus our efforts on the things that give us quick results. It makes us feel like we’ve accomplished something. As if our work was not in vain. Clean dishes. Beautiful hair. A child reciting their math facts. A well-behaved kid. High SAT scores. A good job.

But think about it.

Do we want quick results or lasting results?

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The Myth of the Perfect Mom

Lately, I’ve been encountering this idea of the perfect mom.  We all seem to be striving for it, and falling miserably short. Yet, we look at other moms and think, “Wow, she’s such a good mom.”  Of course, she seems perfect.

I think in this modern culture where we’re able to connect with so many people from around the world, and yet not really know them, it’s so easy to perpetuate the myth of the perfect mom.  We read a blog or facebook post about something one mom is doing something with their kids that we greatly admire, and we think, “perfect mom”.  I’m not doing that. I’m not perfect.  As a result, we feel guilty, inadequate, and maybe even resentful.Continue Reading

What a Little Boy Taught me about being a Mom

A little boy taught me how to be the mom God wants me to be.  One day this little boy went to hear a man named of Jesus.  In fact this little boy was one of several thousand people who went to hear Jesus.  And of the 5000+ people who went to hear him, he was the only one who gave his lunch to feed the crowd.

There were over 5000 people in the crowd.  Some speculate 20 to 25 thousand.  Either way, there were ALOT of people.  They were tired and hungry from a day of listening to Jesus.  They were in  a remote area, and there was no food to eat.

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