Podcast

Podcast Ep 30 • From Suburbia to Hobby Farm

Hobby Farm

Many of you know that almost two years ago, we packed up a  26 ft. Uhaul and moved to the country. We didn’t grow up this way, and many may wonder how on earth we ended up here? Why did we trade in the sidewalks of suburbia for woods and a stream? Why did we choose to spend evenings chasing chickens instead of life in a neighborhood?

There are many reasons why we chose this life, but mainly because God gave us the desires of our hearts. We are now loving life out here, growing food along with a ministry, raising chicken, ducks, and guineas, and the serenity that comes from our little slice of hobby farm heaven.

 

Check out where I am speaking in 2017—-> SPEAKING

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I also wanted to share that EARLY Bird tickets are available for our ladies weekend in the summer of 2017!

Grab a ticket now before prices go up!

 

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Simple Homeschool

Some simple snapshots of days at home here–where learning and life often intertwine seamlessly.

I’ve been keeping it simple much more this year- between planning, lessons, activities, meals, and resources and I am grateful to have scaled down.

I love when we can incorporate hands-on fun and real life.

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Making homemade play dough

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Making homemade pretzels

 

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Our chickens, ducks, and guineas- all hanging out together. They are incredibly entertaining to watch and learn from!

 

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Awesome sunsets.

 

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We found this teeny tiny baby snapping turtle in the grass!

 

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Homemade butter. Ten minutes of shaking the jar paid off!

 

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Yummy.

How are YOU keeping it simple?

 

Check out where I am speaking in 2017—-> SPEAKING

Listen to the new Podcast episodes—-> PODCAST

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP

I also wanted to share that EARLY Bird tickets are available for our ladies weekend in the summer of 2017!

Grab a ticket now before prices go up!

 

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Podcast

Podcast Ep 29 • One Thing You Must NOT Do In Your Homeschool

Funny story: We were on vacation last week and I thought I was so organized because I scheduled out all of my posts ahead of time so I didn’t have to do any work while away. I even recorded the podcast and scheduled it to post. Well, lo and behold, when I got back I was informed that many of you listened to this episode but it was a repeat of the previous episode! When we went to fix it, the original recording was GONE! So much for being organized! 😉 I am SO sorry for all of you who tried to listen and just found a repeated episode.

Well, last night I recorded this episode AGAIN. So for real now…I am telling you the ONE thing you must NOT do in your homeschool! Let me know what you think…

Homeschool Traps

Whenever I speak at homeschool conventions I always remind my audience ultimately not to listen to me, but to listen to God in everything they do. I love sharing my stories and encouragements and when others glean useful things from me I am so glad! But in the end, I would hope every person listening would seek God above all in all they do.

But on today’s podcast, I am begging you to listen to me in this. It’s that important.

There is one thing that will completely unravel your homeschool and it does not represent God-honoring behavior. It is a detriment not just to your own homeschool, but the homeschooling community as a whole.

Listen in as I talk about the road I was headed down, but now I am incredibly grateful that God worked in my life to point me in the right direction- to Him alone.