Monday, April 15, 2013

Look What I've Got!

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I can't be happier! I was nominated, not once, but twice in the same day (doing the happy dance)! Allow me to be honest with ya', until I was nominated I had NO idea what this award was about....I mean No idea! Luckily, these lovely ladies that were so kind to nominate me...Shout out to ~Un Super Mom~ you can see her and her beautiful family over at  And to The Resourceful Mama over at  where you can see the busy life of a full time mama and a full time computer programmer from Connecticut . Ladies, you guys are awesome! I had a wonderful time reading your post and I'm honored to have been on your list. Thank you. 

What is a Liebster Award?
Ok in a nutshell it goes like this:

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Cool right!
So, now I've gotta get busy with 11 facts about myself, Answer the questions asked by the lovely ladies mentioned above and then nominate 11 blogs. But in all fairness, since I was nominated twice, I'm going to nominate 22 other blogs! Whoop-Whoop!....OK, here goes...

11 Facts about Me:
  1. When I was 7, I had surgery to have a needle removed from my knee....My mom was a seamstress lol
  2. I really enjoy doing arts & craft projects
  3. I don't like touching cotton balls (long story...if you want to know, ask me)
  4. I wear a size 4 in shoes
  5. My favorite color is pink
  6. I have never flown a kite and it actually worked lol
  7. I'm married to my best friend and pastor
  8. I am a part-time vegetarian...what's that you ask? I Only eat meat if I know where it came from and how it was fed and treated.
  9. I make my own deodorant
  10. I have a pet turtle named Philippe 

Questions from the ladies

1. When do you find the time to blog? I usually blog either early in the morning or late at night....or whenever my kiddos are asleep lol

 2. If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? I would be an Elephant....and honestly I don't have any other reason, but this one....because they are so flippin' cute!

 3. Describe what you feel when you see your favorite color? When I see my favorite color I feel pretty

 4. What is your favorite television show? My Favorite show is Bazaar Foods, it's fun to watch....oh and I also like Duck Dynasty!

 5. What one thing would you like your children to take into adulthood? Their passion to be more like Christ. If they can hold on to Him, everything else will fall into place.

 6. What does you family think of your blog? the one's that follow seem to really enjoy it, but many of my family members are really not interested in homeschooling...booooo lol

 7. What would your dream vacation be? ooooo, my dream vaca?.....Let's see...I would love to visit Italy, that would be amazing!

 8. What is your favorite midnight snack? It's either Moose Tracks ice cream or vanilla yogurt with granola and peaches....yum, yum (checks the clock to see if it's snack time yet)

 9. What daily chore do you despise the most? I absolutely despise folding clothes and putting them away! I need a robot for that job lol

 10. What advice would you give to a first time blogger? I would tell the first time blogger to become a reader, read other blogs, make blog friends, ask questions and be real about who you are. Real people like to follow real people.

 11. If you had 3 wishes what would you wish for? I would wish for world peace, hunger to disappear , and for everyone to make it to Heaven.

That was fun...
Now, Questions from The Resourceful Mama

1. What is the one thing you want to be remembered for? I want to be remembered for being a good mother, wife, sister and friend. And I want all to remember my love for the Lord.

2. What is your favorite food and why? I love veggie tacos because they are amazingly great and healthy at the same time...can't beat that!

3. Who is your role model? My role model is Christ. Every day I strive more and more to be like Him. 

4. If you're a parent what is the one thing you enjoy the most about parenthood?  If you're not a parent, what is the one thing you enjoy the most about not having kids? I'm a mama to 3 of the craziest, funniest, lovable kiddos I know! And the most enjoyable part is watching them become who they will be for the rest of their lives and being able to have a hand in the process is priceless!

5. What is your favorite book and why? My favorite book is the Bible, because it's my road map for life.

6. If you could have dinner with one person in history who would it be and why? Hummmmmm.....I would have dinner with Hitler so I could try talking him out of such an awful deed.

7. What is your best childhood memory? My best childhood memory is my mother. She always provided and was a great influence of who I am today.

8. High heels or flats? LOL I used to be "all heels" even when I was cleaning, now I'm all flats. I don't know if it's because I had kids or what! I like being comfy lol

9. To date, what is your greatest life accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment in life is accepting Jesus Christ into my life and living a life that is pleasing to him...not an easy task, but a task I was willing to take head me a conquer!

10. Where is your favorite place to be? My favorite place to be is wherever my family is...that's the truth.

11. What is your favorite television show? LOL I have two! Duck Dynasty and Bazaar Foods!

Boy, Oh, Boy....I did it! I answered all the questions!

Drum Roll Please........Now, for the list of blogs that I nominate for the Liebster blog Award goes to........

  1. Before You Tuck Me In
  2. Kidcrossing Barefoot
  3. At My Counter
  4. Creative Mess
  5. The Busy Bee's
  6. A Little This A Little That
  7. Ahoy Maties!!!
  8. Angi's Place
  9. Around The Homestead 
  10. Between Two Rams
  11. Crazy Little Lovebirds
  12. Home *School* Home 
  13. In the Shadows of Life
  14. Kickbutt's Crazy Lapbooks
  15. Life With Four Boys...Coffee Please
  16. Mom And Monster
  17. Night Owl Venting
  18. Our Birth Journeys
  19. Peters Peapod
  20. Stairsteps Academy
  21. The Pursuit Of Normal
  22. The Southern Northerner 
There you have it! Congrats nominees! This is my way of saying, "You blog is pretty darn cool". If you would like to participate, post 11 facts about yourself, answer the following questions, choose 11 of your favorite blogs and ask them questions and Share the by following each nominee! 
 Please answer the following questions

  1. Who or what is you inspiration?
  2. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
  3. How do you handle a stressful day?
  4. What book do you recommend all parents read to their children?
  5. When the kids go to bed what do you do?
  6. What is one thing about your past you wish you could change?
  7. If you had a million dollars, what would you buy?
  8. Why did you start blogging?
  9. Are you going to follow all the award nominees?
  10. What is one thing you hope you children remember about you?
  11. How would you define your character?
 Ok Ladies! You've got some work to do! I had such a blast sharing the love with the Liebster Blog Award and it feels good passing it on. We put in so much work with our blogs and a little pat on the back never hurt anyone ;)

~Teacher Momma~

P.S. Make sure you link back to me when you're done so I can view your answers :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Springtime Lapbooks

Spring has finally arrived.....I think. Well, according to my calendar, it got here about two weeks ago. Today, it's wet and cold outside and the kiddos are already getting a bit restless. I would love to dig into my vault of rainy day activities, but I thought it would be way more fun to try my hand at lap-booking! These are some great lap books I found in blog world and I think I'm ready to give them a shot....they look like tons of educational fun! Let's see what I found.

#1 From Dynamic 2 Moms, Strawberries

  Yum, Yum!

#2 From Marine Corps Nomads

Time to plant some seeds 


#3 From Rockabye Butterfly

  Letters, colors & puzzles

#4 From The Homeschool Den

 Let's get buggin'

#5 From Preparation Education 

Zippys's Bird Lapbook Tweet, Tweet!

Wow, didn't I find some great ones? I know there's more jewels to find and I'm sure you have some that you would like to share with me....right friends!
Have you done any Springtime Lapbooks lately? I would LOVE to see them.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lesson #1: Modesty


 Modesty? Are you kidding me? I'm not dressing like that! Why do you have that on? Are you Amish or something? Your hair is pretty, why do you always have it covered?

That's often what I hear from my family and friends. It's annoying as all get out, but I have to humble myself. Why is it annoying? Well, before I was a follower of Christ I NEVER practiced modesty. I was the one that people shook their head at because my clothes were too tight, my mid-drift was showing, my cleavage was a part of every outfit and I wore tons of jewelry to make sure I was noticed. 

 I'm a totally different person now! I make sure my clothes are not tight or too short. I shop for clothes that will not expose my cleavage or draw attention. Why? Because I'm a woman that worships the Lord with my entire being. I strive to mirror Him in all the fruits I bear and I recognize scripture as authority. 

   Teaching modesty to my daughter is one of my top priorities and being an example is one of the best ways to teach. Let's face it, our children only do what they learn and most of what they know comes from us...their parents. You know that old saying, "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"? Well, we all know that to be a very true statement. So, if our duty, as parents, according to scripture, is to lay a foundation for our children, then we must be sure that the foundation is strong and packed with the traditions of God. 

   People often tell me that kids need mentors, OK that's all fine and dandy, but when choosing a mentor, one must be VERY careful! Fruit that the mentor bears will eventually show up in your child. So, I won't allow someone that is continually practicing sin or does not practice modesty to mentor my children, and I don't feel bad about it. My job is to be a good godly mother, so I can really care less about how someone feels as a result of my decisions. 
 Am I being realistic, YES! Would you allow your children to be mentored my a murderer? Then why would you allow them to be mentored by someone that does not practice things that God deems mandatory? Is it still not murder?

  I enjoy practicing modesty, as it allows me not to be worried about the world and how I am viewed by it....because I'm not of it. I'm here to serve and please the Lord and whatever pleases Him, I will do. 

Do you practice modesty? 

If so, how do you deal with negative things people have to say? 

If not, why?

Here are some good sites I found about modesty: