Thursday, April 30, 2009

Uniquely Us Podcast is on the web!!

Jeff & I decided months ago to start a homeschooling podcast. Now it is a reality! We have 2 episodes online already. Our podcast is called "Uniquely Us Homeschool Podcast". We talk about what homeschooling is & how to get started in our first episode. In our second episode we talk about different kinds of curriculum & then about what we use.

You can find our podcast several ways.
-On I-tunes, just search homeschool & ours is called "Uniquely Us Podcast"
-visit our site at
-visit our site at
-or you can just use the rss feed to subscribe

Check it out & give us feedback at the wordpress site or email us at We hope you enjoy our podcast!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesdays of Praise

A friend from my church declared on her blog today that we need to make Tuesdays a day of Praise to our God & creator! So, I'm taking her up on the challenge.

Father God, I praise You for who You are. You are the creator of every thing! You are the Alpha & Omega, the beginning & the end. You made me! You poured out Your love for me by sending Your Son to die for me. You have heaped blessing upon blessing on me. You've provided for us when Jeff was without work. You've carried me through so many times when I didn't feel I could go on. Shine in me! Work through me so others may see that You are God! That You are the Provider, the Great Physician, the Rock of Salvation!!

As you go through your day, offer up a prayer of Praise!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thoughts on Homeschool Conference

Jeff & I attended the Midwest Homeschool Conference this weekend ( So I thought I'd jot down a few thoughts about it.

1. We volunteered & worked on Thursday from 2-8pm. I couldn't believe how the time flew. We manned the door to the exhibit hall & directed traffic. It was so much fun. I loved talking to all the vendors & even some of the homeschoolers. Annie, the daughter of the organizers of the convention, was a delight to talk to during the day and she kept me up on what was going on elsewhere around the convention area.

2. I didn't really learn anything new, but got affirmation of some things God has been trying to teach me. The biggest being that I am unique as is my family and therefore how we educate our kids will look different than how others do it. I am finally starting to feel confident that we are doing what God wants us to do. I know we are on the right track & can move forward in planning our next school year.

3. Once again I am reminded of what wonderful parents both Jeff & I have. We were able to attend the convention without our kids & be able to recharge. So many other parents don't have that luxury & had to bring their kids with them. I'm so thankful for our parents.

4. Another thing I was reminded of is to remember to make learning fun. It's ok to laugh & enjoy learning. I don't have to "do school" at home. I just need to let my kids experience that learning is fun & it is a lifetime ambition.

One last thing even though it doesn't have to do with the conference exactly. I am amazed at how God has brought friends into our lives that we wouldn't have met normally. They live in Cincy area and we met them online because of a podcast they do. They love the Lord, they have the same interests we do & have kids roughly the same ages as ours. We got to visit with them on Friday night after the conference & sit in on a podcast they were doing. It was so much fun & we had a great visit. Check them out at

I think that's all my ramblings for now. Until next time, remember that you are Uniquely & Wonderfully made by a Creator who loves you!