Monday, October 5, 2015

The Baldwin Sisters and THM

I have been following the Trim Healthy Mama group on Facebook for some time now and have been inspired to give it a try once again. On the "THM - Challenge" group today, someone referred to Pearl and Serene as "the sisters" and how their recipes are good for many health problems. I immediately thought of the Baldwin sisters on the old Walton's television program and thought I'd share this clip:

 "The Recipe" was their family's secret recipe for moonshine. It was good for what ails ya.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

100 Secrets For Successful Homeschooling: A Few Things Well

One little known fact about educating your children at home is the opportunities it provides which are usually only open to a few elites in public and private schools, such as sports and the performing arts. Even if your kids don't perform all that well, you can usually find groups which will -- out of compassion -- let them participate anyway. You may also be tempted to join all the fantastic co-op programs in town, and, of course, any day is a good day for a field trip, especially after all the schools are back in session! ;) 

However, you may find you and the children are becoming overwhelmed with the stress of running thither and yon, and it isn't long before they start falling behind in the essential subjects. Unless an activity is linked to a unit of study in a given subject, it is usually best to cut back on extra-curricular activities and concentrate on the core curriculum most of the time. 

There is that maketh himself rich yet hath nothing; there is that maketh himelf poor, yet hath great riches. ~ Proverbs 18:7

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

100 Secrets For Successful Homeschooling: Faith

If God has led you to educate your children at home, then you may also have confidence you will succeed in accomplishing the task. However, your faith is not based on the false assumption that you are fully capable in and of yourself but on the fact that God has promised to enable you by His Spirit to do all He has called you to do. 

Pray every day for the enabling grace of His Spirit.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness... 2 Corinthians 12:9a