Thursday, February 26, 2015

Our Homeschool Day: President's Day, Upcycled Art Caddy, and Outdoor Science!

Last Monday, I filmed our homeschool day.  I've never blogged about our homeschool days before.  I've wanted to vlog (film our day) for a while, and I guess after five years of homeschooling, I finally took the plunge!  There are two reasons why I want to vlog our homeschool days:   
  1. I would like memories of our homeschool days recorded and give Ruben a chance to see what we do while he's at work.  :) 
  2. To help other homeschool moms just starting out or looking for help, ideas and the real us!  
I love to see how other families homeschool and learn different ideas or get inspired.  It's a true blessing to live in country and state that gives parents the legal right to homeschool their children.  Thank you Lord!   While I still have that freedom, I'm going to exercise it to the max.  

Last Monday was President's day, but we still had homeschool anyways.  Yup, the great thing about homeschool is the flexibility it gives us.  Every day in homeschool is different at the Little Pink Casa.  I love to change it up so Hadara and I don't get bored or burned out.  That is another blessing when homeschooling an only child.  I'm the type of homeschool mama that likes a schedule, but also loves to have fun!  I mean come on, our children are only kids once and it goes by so fast!  

I get asked by new homeschool moms what I do and what curriculum I use.  I love to share my ideas, but also remind you that what works for me, might not work for you.  One of my biggest mistakes when I first began homeschooling was trying to copy what other moms did!  That's a big no no.  You must look at your children and do what's best for them and their learning styles.  With that in mind, I'm sharing with you the resources and curriculum we used in our video if you're interested?  You can find them down below.  Some are free, some were hand me downs, some were things I used when I taught school and and some were bought.  I totally mix it up.   I also love homeschool on a budget and finding simple ways to teach Hadara in every day life.  

Today, on the vlog, you'll also want to check out how I recycled my Pampered Chef utensil caddy and upcycled it into a homeschool art caddy.  It's a lazy susan caddy too and so much fun to spin around!  Love it!   You'll also see how we had fun with science outdoors in our (cough) clover weed garden. We usually do Bible devotions also before we start our regular tasks, which is not in the video.  In our next homeschool vlog, I'll be sure to include that, so be sure to subscribe.  You can watch us in our day in the life of our homeschool here on LittlePinkCasaTv or below.   Hadara and I hope you enjoy! 

Blessings and Shalom, 

Homeschool Resources of the Day  

Reading: All About Reading 
Silent Reading Time:  American Girl Isabelle 
Spelling: All About Spelling 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Women in the Word {How to Start Your Day Off Right!}

Good morning Ladies! 
It's been a while since I made a Women in the Word video for you.  Well, today's the day!  I decided to keep it short (although that's hard for me, but I did it) and post this early in the morning for you, so you can use this video as part of your morning devotional.   

Every day starts off with a new chance to love your husband, children and others.  No matter what happened yesterday, today is a new day.  Joy comes in the morning right?  Well, maybe that's  a challenge for you?   Today, I want to share with you how you can start your day off right-God's way!  Thank you for taking time to watch today's video.  I pray it blesses and encourages you in your life right now.  Please tell me what you think or how it encouraged you, by commenting below or on my YouTube channel.   Click here to watch now.  

Have a Beautiful Day!  

Blessings and Shalom,