Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #133!
Y’all, I am SO sorry!!
Last week, as you most likely know by now, we did not include any features at the party. I LOVE finding and sharing those gems with you, but I was so swamped with our kids’ show, I just didn’t have time to get them together…
My three youngest kiddos have been participating in local theatrical productions together for years. Some of them were in our church, others in our local homeschool group and, more recently, others in a local public high school (that welcomes kids from the community, “even” homeschoolers!) and community theater productions. We have had SO much fun together! But #3 is graduating high school this year, so this show was a tad bittersweet…
I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts about that event, and the most transparent way to do that was to share my Facebook post from the morning after the last show…
So that’s been my life these past few weeks…
What’s been going on with you?
on back to our features! 😉
I love this post – having a family vision statement is a great idea. And I can see it being especially helpful/practical when your kids are in the middle school/high school years. Also, I appreciate the downloadable brainstorming tool that Belinda provides…
A vision statement, much like mission statements in the business world, gives definition to what you want to become. A vision statement though often defined by the parents, can involve the children at some stage. Whether you include the children in the writing of this statement or not, the heart of it should be passed onto them so they can capture the excitement of what it means to belong to their family.
Shan’s photos are just gawjus! She missed a few spots closer to home, in my humble opinion, but I added them to her comments and updated her travelogue 😉
Bless my soul, you haven’t heard of Georgia’s seven wonders? It’s OK, even though I’m a southern girl, I didn’t hear about some of these vacation spots in Georgia either until I started travel writing a few years ago. So here I am spilling the beans again about lesser-known, but AH-MAZING vacation destinations and I’m completely obsessed with this list of family vacation ideas …..
Michelle certainly sounds like a kindred spirit…even up to the city-girl-turned-country (sorta, at least in my case)-girl! Also, sounds like she’s been homeschooling since the dark ages, too…
There’s often a push for legislation that would require homeschooling parents to be certified teachers. I think the assumptions behind it are that only certified teachers are capable of teaching children, and that a student’s learning ability is limited by what the teacher knows. I want to share through personal examples, scripture, and research, why they aren’t true, and why I’ve begun to think of it as “the miracle of homeschooling.”
Thank you all so much for your inspiration and timely words…
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