I wish I was a better blogger….
I really do wish I was a better blogger. I always think of awesome things to blog about and really I don’t care if people read them. It’s just a good healthy outlet to get some of my thoughts, perspective and things I’ve learned out. I’m going to try to be a better blogger. Ha, we’ll see how long that lasts. ;)
I always seem to have such a difficult time with follow through on things. Like I have a million sewing projects I want to complete and so many ideas and things to improve my home. And I sit around and waste time. I need to work on this. It’s very frustrating to me. I’m sure we all have areas like this in our lives. What is your way of pushing through? How do you find the motivation? How do you defeat that “lazy” bug?
Anyways…. I’m going to finish cleaning my house now. :))
Adorable. Gonna have to make these. :)
I want to make these for Eily. Soo stinkin cute.
They are officially added to my “crafts to do” list..
picture the grass pillow as a crib bumper… so cute. I totally wanna make it.
Seriously? How freakin cool is that?
Great Haleigh.. Now I’m looking through tons of Etsy paintings. :P
Homeschooling & Unschooling
This is something my sister Abbie and I have been talking a lot about. She is planning a more in depth blog about this subject but I thought I would just state my opinion on the subject.. stay tuned to read Abbies post about the subject. Should be a goodie. :D
I grew up in public school and I hated every minute of it. I remember feeling as if I never got enough time to practice each subject. I remember feeling left behind and getting discouraged. This is not the way I want my child to feel as she grows up and learns.
I have always thought about homeschooling. I always wished my mother had home-schooled me. I often think about homeschooling my own child/children. I don’t want my children to grow up with a hatred for learning. Most of the time when I look back at my school years, I remember all the bad parts about it and how I felt like I was always struggling and out of place. Those aren’t the kind of memories I want for my children. I long for my children to LOVE learning. I want it to be something exciting. I want them to be well-educated. I want them to follow their hearts. I want them to do what they LOVE.
With these thoughts come a lot of fears. Will I be a good teacher to them? How do you decide what to teach? How do you choose a curriculum? How do you even go about teaching them? So many questions…
I decided to research some different styles of Homeschooling, you know because my eight month old is just SO close to starting school. :) But thats just it. From birth to now my daughter as already been free to explore her world of interests. If she tries to grab something off the table, I usually let her. I allow her to explore things and movements and textures and tastes at HER own speed. While my eight month old is learning to clap and scoot, yours may be crawling all over the place. Or perhaps your eight month old is only just learning to sit by herself. Every child lives and learns at there own pace. Why not encourage her to explore the things she shows interest in?
Up until the time a child enters kindergarten we allow them to learn in this way. We encourage the things they show interest in and allow them to learn and explore those things. Then all of a sudden they are thrown into school and are forced to learn all sorts of things al at once. This may work for some kids. This may work for your kid. I’m not sure if that is the route I want to go for my kid.
I will continue to pray about homeschooling or unschooling or public schooling my child. Until the “school age” comes, I will continue to encourage my daughter to learn and explore the world. I will encourage her to develop at her own pace.
Here are a few websites and blogs that breakdown the concept of unschooling.
I LOVE this Cleansing method!! It is heavenly AND in a matter of 4 days of doing this, at night only, my skin has significantly improved. Its clearing up and is soft and glowy!! LOVE IT!!
Instead of re-writing the same information that i have been reading on blogs and info sites, I think I will just let you read the same stuff I have been!
Here are some other good sites to read about this wonderful face cleansing method!
I usually use a ratio of 10% castor oil and 90% extra virgin olive oil as my skin is very dry right now. This works really well to cleanse my face. I also use a small amount of my mixture for my moisturizer. This is working the best so far. And its sooo much cheaper than anything you can buy. Gotta love that.
My husband has also been doing this with me at night. He has very oily skin and so his mixture is a 30% Castor oil 70% EVOO. He loves it. And his acne prone skin is gorgeous and glowy! I love my Metro-man! ;)
I want a pretty craft area… ::sigh::