Casting The Vision For A New Year

A new year! One of my favorite things about beginning a new year, is the chance for a fresh start. A time to reflect on the past and begin casting a vision for a new year. This allows you to look forward to what the next year might bring.

Casting a vision for the New Year that is inline with your Christian faith and family priorities. ConnieAlbers.com

New Year’s resolutions abound every January.  Do you make any?  I’ve been known to make, and break, a few!

Many resolutions focus on something we can do better, whether it’s losing weight, eating healthier, making more money, or having a better outlook on life.

Instead of focusing solely on what I can improve upon, our family would  focus on where we are as a family and where would we like to be in the future. With an emphasis on relationships within the family unit.
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A Wise Woman Considers

A wise woman carefully considers what God wants for her life. ConnieAlbers.com

When I read about the Proverbs 31 woman I see a life well lived. For many women, they interpret this passage as something that must be done all in one day or season.  Truth is, this describes a woman’s life in totality… not a day.

Let’s begin by defining “consider.”

: to think about carefully in order to make a wise choice or decision

: to take into account to gaze on reflectively

: come to judge or classify

There are, however, key principles a wise woman practices on a daily basis.  She… (more…)

Homeschooling: Recipe for Success

The recipe for homeschooling success looks different for every family. Find your perfect recipe to make your homeschool journey a success. ConnieAlbers.com

Many homeschool moms struggle with the fear that only a certified teacher is “qualified” to execute the task of teaching their children. I have known many women who have educated their children quite successfully without having a teaching degree.  The three ingredients needed for success are simple: a desire to learn, a willingness to work, and the determination to stick with it.

Moms seem to forget just how many subjects are taught on a daily basis.  By this point, you’ve taught your child to eat, play, and speak without being a nutritionist, PE major, or speech pathologist.

To teach successfully you must have the commitment to learn.  At first, it may seem like you’re drinking from a fire hose; and that’s okay because you are! A good place to start is talking to other homeschool moms, visiting the library for relevant information, and getting connecting with homeschooling groups for support. They are all great resources which will get you on the right path. With all the new information and decisions you will be making, having a place to organize it will provide a sense of order, whether it is a physical notebook, Evernote, or whatever works for you. (more…)