Higher Up and Further In has been a key resource in parenting and teaching my sons. Even before making the decision to homeschool them "officially" I desired to begin using the time I have with them as more of an investment rather than something I had to get through, and Lidafay's posts have been key in helping me begin to step down that path.
This post I read on her blog today was one of the most refreshing posts I've read concerning homemaking! It's one I am in complete agreement with- one that very much describes me and my household.
Here's some of her post: I don't believe a woman has to be some sort of multitasking, micromanaging super woman to maintain a happy homeschool and a beautiful, orderly home and family. I am certainly NOT a multitasker. Just ask my kids. They tease me about not being able to carry on a conversation and cook at the same time. My husband however, is amazing in this area. He can Skype someone on the phone, write out business invoices, translate a medical document, text someone in Turkey via Messenger and have ten other windows open on his computer at once and manage just fine. His desk looks a mess but he knows where each item is located and can pull it up in a flash-- and he's never paid a bill late. I wish I could accomplish such feats, but God didn't wire me that way. So I have to keep things real simple and straightforward in order to be a good homemaker and teacher. Here are some decisions I've made that have helped me in this area. Go here to read the full post
Friday, April 25, 2008
Amen to this post!
"...that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you." 1 Thess.4:11