Lessons From the Book of Ruth

Last week I mentioned there were some drastic changes in my life. These changes have allowed me to look at life from a completely different perspective, and have shown me that I really haven’t got a clue. Do you ever look back at your life and realize that you’re not really as clever as you thought? This weeks circumstances remind me so much of Elimelech and his wife Naomi. I just love how God sometimes uses humor to teach us lessons that at other times we would miss. Ruth chapter 1, opens up with a famine in the land of bread, and with a Jewish familyRead More →

Relax You CAN Homeschool High School

When I started homeschooling high school a few years ago, all I could think of, was the millions of things that could go wrong, as a result of me not choosing the right curriculum, not assigning the right credit, or not meeting college requirements. Homeschooling High School was seriously scary as a rookie homeschooler, and it can intimidate even some veterans.     Though homeschooling my then high school sophomore and junior was not the original plan; I had no other choice. The charter school system was failing them, and neither was on track to graduating high school on time. If homeschooling high school is in your nearRead More →

GOD IS IN CONTROL – A TRIBUTE TO MANDY KELLY

I have to be honest with you, and say that this week has been rough. I’m supposed to be preparing our home for a visit from my brother-in-law, and my daughter’s birthday party. Exciting things are coming, yet I feel completely disconnected, distracted and even somewhat depressed. In early September of 2015, found Mandy Kelly on Periscope. It was pretty early in the morning, and I had a couple of minutes before getting back to work, when I came across a broadcast about the Great Commission. Before I knew it I had listened to Mandy for nearly 20 minutes. Her lovely accent, sweet smile and encouragingRead More →

The High Calling of Motherhood

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of The High Calling of Motherhood, by Chimene Shipley Dupler, and I gotta say I was very blessed by it. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Chimene is the founder of the Passion4Moms ministry; which holds a yearly conference to encourage moms of all ages and stages of parenting. She is also a speaker on marriage and parenting topics and former social worker. Mothering is hard because it comes from the heart. I have a friend who absolutely loves children, and in turn, children flock to her. For years, she’sRead More →

Yes, I do need help. It took me F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to realize it, and even longer to admit it. I was raised by a single mom, she somehow managed to move our family of four to the United States, put herself through school while working 3 jobs at times, buy a home, and start a business, before she turned 30.  Those are some crazy shoes to fill. Can you say high expectations? She rarely asked for help, and she was always exhausted. Are you exhausted? I am. I even wrote about it here. Asking for help is not easy for some of us. Especially for theRead More →

A is for Awesome Adventures Ahead - The ABCs of Homeschool Encouragement

Adventure. An undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks, an exciting or remarkable experience, an enterprise involving financial risk. As we continue in the ABCs of Homeschool Encouragement Series, today we are talking about ADVENTURE. If you ask me, the definitions above describe homeschooling perfectly. Danger. Unknown. Financial risk. I think my husband would definitely agree to that last one. I’ve said this before; homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. In my opinion, you ought to be either extremely courageous or extremely naive to jump into such a venture. Which of these best describes you? I wish I could tell you I was the brave adventure seeker,Read More →

My Favorite Posts of 2016 | The Musings of Mum

Last week I shared our Top 10 Posts, based on your shares, likes and visits. Today, it’s my turn to share my favorites. Coincidentally, every series I wrote in 2016, turned out to be in my top 10. 10. Summer Homeschool Prep Series This was my first series ever. I’m a planner, scheduler, list maker, box checker, you name it. I’ll admit it’s not my best work, but it’s what kicked of my serious blogging year. 9. Christmas in Bolivia I loved writing this post, because it brought me back to my roots, my people, my land. And the fact that it’s all about Christmas,Read More →