How Planners Can Change Your (Homeschool) Life

“Holding thoughts in your head is like trying to grasp water.”  Ryder Carroll   There are tons of memes that mock all the collections of a homeschooling family: insects, feathers, animals of all kinds, eggs, markers, beans—and those are the “tamer” sets of would-be science and math knick knacks.   I don’t know that I’ve seen a […]

What Black History Teaches Us About God (part 2)

From my last post (part 1 on this same subject), I voiced how intriguing I thought this question was, among all the questions that are asked about this month: “What does black history teach us about God?” Though not an all-inclusive list, I envisioned myself sitting with tea in hand, relaxing on a comfy couch, […]

What Black History Teaches Us About God (part 1)

I am often intrigued by the responses of people regarding our celebration of what is commonly called Black History Month.  It speaks to how much race is still core to who we are as Americans; it also speaks to how fragile we can be on this same subject.  Perhaps we simply confuse discussions of race […]

Making “Connections” (Our New Podcast Series)

Almost one year ago, we introduced our “Connections” podcast series as a way of teaching short, meaningful history lessons to families who might just want “a little taste” of black history moments from which to grow.  During this Black History month, be sure to check out 1 or more of these podcasts; they might just […]

The Homeschool Co-op: Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

In my last post, I talked about some of the rites of passage, as I call them, of a homeschooling journey.  Those rites include buying misfit curriculum, sharing “the decision” with family and friends, and joining some sort of network or co-op.  Like the commercial says, it’s what we do.  To be sure, there are […]

Catching the Spirit of This Thing

Years ago, I wrote a post for another website entitled, “5 Common Mistakes [Homeschoolers Mistake],”focusing on those gaffes that become major stumbling blocks in the early days–and sometimes in the not-so-early days.  My post addressed a number of mental and emotional pitfalls that trap homeschooling moms and cause us to forfeit the journey before we see […]

A New Year, A Great Big THANK YOU

I chose to take a break from social media for a week to quiet myself from all the noise.  I simply want to hear clearly from the Father with as few interruptions as possible.    With a quiet spirit, I have been able to enter that point of introvert heaven, aka a time of reflection.  It […]

What to Consider When Your First Day of Homeschooling is in January

When we became home educators, there was a number of nuggets, i.e., bits of timeless wisdom, that we were blessed to receive very early on in our transition.   One of those nuggets was that if your child was in a traditional school environment, it would take about a year for them to “deprogram,” so to […]

Coming in 2017: A Blessed Heritage’s Monthly Newsletter

I will get right to the point: I am sooooooo excited about 2017 and where the Lord is taking me personally and professionally.  Though I cannot share it all right now, I would love for you to be a part of it! One of the places He is taking the blog and, indirectly, the business, […]

A Different Season of Thanks

We have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Though we have had to deal with familial illnesses, financial stretching, and the occasional hiccup of life that throws us all out of kilter, 2016 will end as yet another year on the freeway.   We have grown spiritually and emotionally, and we continue to […]

5 Steps Back from Burnout

I actually penned this blog post 4 years ago, being very much aware of where I was emotionally by the time the year’s end, and its associated holidays, came around.    Whenever you experience the “should I quit” moment in this season, may it encourage you. I read an article recently regarding burnout, its symptoms and possible steps […]

Firebird (our son’s college dance debut)

When your then 5-year-old son tinkers with the idea of dance classes, you never know where it might go.   You wrestle with your own stereotypes of what should interest a little boy, you do your best to protect him from the girls’ taunting that, unfortunately, is the sinful nature of children, and you hope […]

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