At first it seemed like there was a lot to do... and a lot we couldn't do. What we quickly realized is that with any new thing there is a learning curve. Coming to the understanding of observing biblical Sabbath (or Shabbat) was no different. As most of us ladies do, I looked for Facebook… Continue reading Preparing for Sabbath Family Style: 5 Ways to Include the Entire Family (down to the toddler)!
It seems like yesterday when I started preparing for my first year of homeschooling... making sure I had the space decorated right, the curriculum and lesson plans in place, the supplies neatly organized, and the right mindset. In reality, we are actually wrapping up our fifth year! Wow! Since the beginning of this journey, I have… Continue reading 5 Things Homeschooling Moms Wish Others Would Stop Saying to Them
Things look a bit different since joining motherhood, don't they? But let's be real. When it comes to cleaning, I've recruited my kiddos to help in the name of teaching responsibility. My wardrobe consists of the new-age stay-at-home + work-from-home mama attire - also known as pajama pants and a t-shirt. Working out is carrying… Continue reading 3 Time Management Tips for Today’s Busy Mama
As a clinical psychologist and children’s author, I often get asked for a lot of advice. One of the questions parents frequently ask me is how can they raise a great reader. Reading is a habit that is one of the most valuable any child can learn. I believe, that if you can read you… Continue reading Six Ways to Foster a Love of Reading
My name is Cescelie Jelks. I am a homeschooling mother of two. My son is currently 17 years of age and my daughter is 14. Our homeschooling journey began shortly after my son began first grade at our local public elementary school. I was not at all concerned about him beginning school. I knew that… Continue reading Why I Decided to Homeschool My African American Son