"Home is the nicest word there is." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
In love with Jesus. Wife to my best friend & man I love more than life. Mama to 4 amazing God given blessings. Proud Homemaker & Homeschooler. Living life with it's ups and downs and blogging about it!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Meanderings...

~Memory Verse- I have a goal of just reading the word for one minute a day. Instead of a memory verse, I am going to be using my "Busy Mom's Bible" and studying the section in the back on, "Raising your Kids"..also, "Being a wife".

~Bible Study- Alternating between "The Mission of Motherhood" and "The Ministry of Motherhood" by Sally Clarkson...both so full of truth! Also, I am listening to a couple of Dr. Voddie Baucham's cd's.

~Husband Encouragement: Focusing on having a better attitude and giving him special time to do things he wants to do to unwind after a long tiring week at work.

~Train them up: Here's some things we are working on:

*Chores & Order (I am going to try and post our method this week but here's where I got this idea...we just tweaked our routine, a bit.)

*Habit training, goes along with the chores & order. I posted this link last week but wanted to share it, again. I believe that it is so truly valuable.

*No whining...both Claire &Lily but Lily the most! Sally Clarkson's books help me soooo much in this area! She actually makes me WANT to do a better job as a mother! She gets me excited about being home with our babies and LOVING and schooling them, myself. =) Seriously, I cannot recommend this lady's writing, enough!!!!  Here's a quote from Mrs. Clarkson:

"[Many parents are] under fear--that if they don't do everything right, it might be their fault if children do not turn out well and if they go astray. So they diligently correct every little immaturity and misbehavior of their children and become the authoritarian parent because someone said that if they didn't correct every little behavior, that they were teaching their children to get away with sin and that this would certainly lead to rebellion. And so they become policemen--watching for the "sin" and bad behavior and treat their children harshly. And instead of enjoying their children, they feel stressed, angry that their children insist on whining and doing things to irritate them all the time."

Um...yeah. May I have an AMEN??????

Anyway, carrying on and blogger is doing something really weird with my font so....just ignore it! 

~Zone: It's back to flylady this week and I am SO EXCITED!!!! WHOO_HOO!!! 

This week, we are in the kitchen and I am going to add laundry(I took a break for Easter, so we are behind again) to mine!

~Things I need to do:

*No computer at night
*Up and dressed by 7 am
*Pick up flooring (didn't get to do it last week.)
*Plan trip to see my sister & her family
*Organize kids individual binders & folders. 
*Declutter kitchen


I am just posting some meals and we will fix a meal each night.

*Tacos (soft and hard shell tacos), crockpot refried beans, guacamole

*Pork chops, baked sweet potatoes, salad

*Italian chicken, steamed broccoli, brown rice

*Hamburger steak w/brown gravy, mashed potatoes, blackeyed peas, corn on the cob

*Hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, corn on the cob, salad

Well, that will get us through Friday and I will worry about the rest this weekend. 

~Fun things!

*watching Veggie Tales Easter movie with the kids, thanks, sissy!

*taking the kids to the park this week 

*Homeschool PE (hopefully!)

*Our weekly Friday night "Daddy's Home Celebration" (that night we will have Cheeseburgers and hot dogs and let the kids play outside for awhile and then it's bedtime and date night for Mom & Dad. FUN!! (We've been doing this for a month and we are loving it!)

So, there's our week! Y'all have a great one! And, join us at Sarah's with your Monday Meanderings!



Denise said...

I love you sweet friend.

In Light of the Truth... said...

Wow, that Sally Clarkson thing sounds JUST LIKE ME!! Trying to correct EVERYTHING, so much to the point where I've {for the most part} stopped enjoying my children!

Sandi said...

I love that quote too and it so describes my parenting a year or so ago. Though I still fall into this my middle guy has helped me SEE that grace goes so much further. Though I believe training, discipline and consistency is important many books lead us to believe that if we just Do it right we will be okay...sounds like works to me. And I WAS missing the beauty and joy in my kids.

Anyway, thanks for sharing. I keep revisiting her blog and re-reading her post. Really had an impact on me.

If we don't find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot