Teacher Mom

Train up a child in the way he should go; when he is old he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

The plan was to homeschool. Sometimes plans change. One week ago we enrolled Natalee for Public school. She is so excited to start school and I am excited for her!

I fully believe that every parent needs to intentionally make decisions that fit their family. I also heartily believe that the Bible teaches us how to be fully involved in our child’s education. Not all learning happens in school. Most behaviours & habits are developed in the home, within our families.

I look forward to the things I can teach my beautiful girl as we do life together – faith; cooking; finances; a love of reading; a passion for people among other things. I get to be Teacher Mom – a prestigious roll.

It is going to be a wonderful year. Happy Labour Day!

Cheers to new beginnings!

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Yellow Rubber Boots

Today the kids and I went to the Summerside Rotary Library. What a lovely library, and it is very close to our house. I drove today, thankfully – a little about that later – because it was raining. In the future I think we will walk. It seems silly to take the time to strap the kids in the van to drive, literally, 30 seconds!

A little more about my thankfulness:

It was quite an adventure to check out some books today. Natalee was wearing her cute, yellow, rubber boots so she wanted to jump in a puddle. I said, “Sure! But, don’t fall.” As soon as the words came out of my mouth she had slipped on some remaining ice in our driveway and fell in the mud. Into the house we went to get changed.

Eventually we made it to the library. I thought I was ahead of the game by bringing my licence so I could get a library card. I forgot that I had my Nova Scotia licence and did not have my current address on it. So, we went home to get something with our current address.

After an hour of falling, driving, driving back, and getting books we were finally home and cozy reading books on the couch. The moral of the story: Pray for patience and strength every morning because you never know what adventure is ahead!