Learning How to Budget Your Time

Learning to Budget Your Time | learning budget timeTake control of the time God has given you to have a more productive homeschool year and to cultivate a more peaceful environment at home.  Join Lindsey this week on this podcast from Talking Mom 2 Mom.

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5 Ways to Declutter Your Schedule: Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive!
by Lindsey S
I joke that my days are fueled on coffee, stress, and the grace of God, but honestly, that isn’t too far from the truth. I find myself rarely feeling content to just be still because my mind is always racing to the next thing on the list. If I am sitting with my husband in the evenings, I am thinking about how messy the house is. If I am homeschooling the kids, I am obsessing over all that needs to be completed at work. When I am working at home, I feel guilty because I would rather be with my kids.

I do many things, but I never do any of them well, because I am doing too much.

As women, wives, and mothers we have an unrivaled ability to manufacture guilt about the things we can’t control and we have a debilitating habit of adding more to our plates that only exacerbates the chaos.

Maybe you are struggling with all of the same emotions and thoughts that I have. Have you tried for years to fix whatever is deficient within you to make yourself manage your time more effectively? Do you awake with grand plans for your day but the moment your schedule is diverted you are scrambling for a grip as your day slips through your fingers? Do you battle regret, anxiety, discontentment? Do you feel like your health is failing due to years of unfettered stress?

Busy moms everywhere want a dose of the Proverbs 31 woman’s initiative, a schedule that works, and a nap, am I right? Here are 5 ways to inject some more discipline in your life to render the results that your heart longs for. (Continue…)

Implementing Continuing Ed for the Homeschool Mom

Implementing Continuing Ed for the Homeschool MomTake the time to learn something new or explore a topic or hobby you have always wanted to. Think you don’t have the time or it isn’t important? Think again. Listen in for why this is crucial to you and your family and how to easily fit it in to any busy schedule.

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3 Must-Read Books for Every Homeschool Mom

3 Must Read Books for every Homeschool MomLindsey has three book recommendations for every homeschooling mama that are must-reads before entering the new school year. These three books will encourage you to look to Christ daily. They will challenge you to rethink your method of homeschooling, all while helping to confirm within you why you chose to homeschool in the first place. Finally, these books will also provide practical how-to’s to better your daily homeschool routine. Join Lindsey as she shares exactly what these books have meant to her in recent months and why she is choosing to re-read some of them again because they were just that amazing.

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Teaching From Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakeable Peace: http://amzn.to/2tQMFkt

Christ in the Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood: http://amzn.to/2uSHjST

Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition: http://amzn.to/2ty3sqc

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How a Broken Down Car Cultivated Family Relationships

How a Broken Down Car Cultivated Family Relationships

We spent every day together yet relationships were not being formed. We were virtual strangers when the day came that we were forced to spend time alone together as opposed to running from destination to destination. When the busyness of life takes over you have nothing to gain but everything to lose. Learn how taking some time to slow down will benefit your family and help you focus on real life.

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Developing Traditions & Hobbies with Your Kids

Developing Traditions and Hobbies with Your Kids - Talking Mom 2 Mom Podcast

The days are long and the years are short. We get caught up in the day to day operations and before long our children are grown up. Developing traditions and including your children in your hobbies is one way to develop and maintain a strong relationship and sense of family as the years pass.

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Learning to Say No

Learning to Say No - with Talking Mom 2 MomDo you find yourself saying “yes” and regretting it as the word leaves your lips? Are you being crushed under the weight of obligations and commitments? Learn how to freely say yes and feel good about saying no. Avoid burning out and continue to be a blessing to your family and those around you.

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Traveling with a Large Family

Tips for Traveling with a Large Family from Talking Mom 2 Mom PodcastTraveling with a large family long distances can be daunting. Here are some tips from one mom who has done it a few times with 6 kids under 9 years old. Join Lindsey as she shares her tips for entertaining the kids, saving money when eating out, and making the most of the time you have together as a family.

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Advice for Moms Interested in Direct Sales

 Lindsey Stomberg and Richele McFarlin talk about Advice for Moms interested in Direct SalesWe understand that moms are looking for ways to earn a living while they stay at home. We also understand that direct sales can be intimidating. Join us, as we discuss ways to make direct sales work for you.

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Teaching Modesty to our Daughters

Teaching Modesty to Our DaughtersIt is very difficult to train our daughters in modesty in the midst of a society that does not praise modest dress or respect a modest heart. Join Lindsey and Richele as they speak from personal experience, having 8 daughters between the two of them, how they are training their girls to understand that modesty is about the heart, not the hemline.

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Implementing & Maintaining Family Devotions

Do you implement consistent family devotions in your home? Join these two moms as they talk about how to start family devotions and keep God’s Word in your conversation as you “walk by the way” with your children. Whether you have younger children or older, a husband who is involved and desiring to lead or you are doing it on your own, children who want to participate or some who rebel against the Word of God, Richele and Lindsey have something in this episode for you. As they share from personal experience, how they implement family devotions in their own homes, they will also share tips on how to fit family devotions into your own schedule and system in a way that works for you.

 

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A Catechism for Boys and Girls: http://www.reformedreader.org/ccc/acbg.htm

The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New Devotional Book for Families: http://amzn.to/2qBH0wF (affiliate link)

The ABC’s for Godly Children Bible Curriculum: https://www.talkingmom2mom.com/product/abcs-godly-children-bible-curriculum-bundle

 

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