Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I have noticed over the last several years the writing is becoming a lost skill for many people.  In this age of technology and our busy lives we tend to wanted everything quick and now.  This has effected our writing in a negative way, or at least I believe it has.   I have started, yet again, another attempt at keeping my blog up to date.  My reason is two fold.  First, to continue to share with the world the idea of Homeschooling.  Second, to work on my own writing skills.  Over time I have noticed that my personal writing skills are lacking.  In the past I wrote very eloquently, but due to rushing and the natural slang that comes from using technology my writing is suffering.  I feel I am a living example to my children and I for one want them to have a good example of a writer.  Currently I am not that example, however with time I hope to improve that for them. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

31 one days later

Well we have been in the new year for 31 days.   How is the new year treating you?

On January 1st my family set out to unplug from media.  We unplugged all TV's, all video games, all computers.  The only exception to this rule was we could check email, and I could get on line to work.  What an amazing 31 days it was.

This is what we found to be true for our family:
1. The house is cleaner....we have been able to keep up on chores and even get areas of our house clean that were being neglected.
2. We brought back family story time...we have begun reading the Bobbsey Twin series as a family.  If you are not familiar with this series it first came out in 1904 and many were reprinted and updated in the 1960's.  There are a total of 72 books in the series. 
3. People are not arguing and picking on each other as much.
4. We have brought back board games and playing them together.
5. We have all been sleeping better at night, by 8 pm everyone is tired and ready for bed.

So have we allowed stuff to be plugged back in...yes with some major restrictions, not only for the kids but for Mama as well.
1. No electronics till school and chores are done.  "We must take care of our responsibilities before we play."
2. No more then one hour max at a time...then you must do something that is unplug for an hour or more.
3. No electronics after 8 pm. 

So that is our first month of was very eye opening and wonderful.