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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mom Strong

I was recently fortunate enough to get a sneak preview of Heidi St John's new book, 'Mom Strong'.

To be honest it couldn't have come at a better time, as I was feeling quite discouraged due to an awful lot of setbacks, and trials. This was just the thing to remind me that we need to be firmly rooted in God's word. Heidi points us first to the word of God, and encourages us to know God's word, and read it often. That is what we need especially living in times such as these.

Each chapter is honest, sometimes raw, sometimes funny, and often you say to yourself, oh, been there too! She also has a lot of children and can identify in a way I think only mums who have had more than the average number of kids can! I really do think she is more honest than a lot of writers would dare to be! However, it makes it realistic, and definitely not sensational. There is much food for thought.

The book comes in Kindle form, or hard copy, there is a Bible study, and a journal you can buy. (I can't wait to get the Bible study, which isn't just based on the book, it is designed to get us really into the word of God)
Here is the link on Amazon

My favourite quotes from the book are:

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Back to School?

Ok, so being perfectly honest here, and about to make a shocking revelation.........we haven't actually got that much done in the way of schoolwork this week. In fact absolutely nothing happened on Monday and Tuesday (yes, you did hear right). I am afraid life happens, and that is good, well I tell myself it is a learning opportunity. Tick lifeskills, tick PE, (they went cycling), Science, (new fridge delivered)and I am sure I can come up with more.....
Monday I had a new fridge, and you know how it is; the fridge has been there 11 years and all that jazz, plus the logistics of getting it out. Fun! Not....It really did start to resemble something out of the Laurel and Hardy film where they moved the piano.
I am also in the process of organising exams and have realised after filling out all the forms till after midnight that the essential documents I need have been sent off to get licences. Fail.
No one was really in the mood for book work, as they decided that Power Rangers was much more fun. Oh, and don't think of trying to answer two phones at once, it isn't good! It does not save time, just creates confusion.
Yesterday was better, we did get work done, and the teens did some work on grammar so I can evaluate where they are at, and what needs to be worked on.
In the midst of all this son 2 started his new job, which means really early starts. Son 1 starts a new job, but he gave me a headache trying to establish what size chest and arms etc. At one point he was absolutely convinced that he was a 30 inch chest; which of course would equal around age 10. It took me quite a bit of persuading, but it didn't help the tape measure stopped after a certain point. Daughter 1 can now drive herself, but it is complicated when three need to be North, South, and East at once. Short of cutting oneself in several pieces (my husband discovered as a child that it kills worms doing that) there is not always a solution.
So, as organised as I like to be (I always set my watch fast so I get places on time) I have to accept that I can't do everything. Ha, and I definitely can't do anything without acknowledging God first. I am not superhuman, but with God all things are possible.
On the positive side the men in white coats haven't got me yet, but there is no room for complacency. Ha ha.