This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 8th year of homeschooling using a Classical approach.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Trimming the fat

Literally and figuratively I am trimming the excess “fat” from my daily life. Maybe that is too strong of wording, but it’s how I feel right now so I am going with it as I share with you what’s on my heart as I link up with the Real Life Homeschooling Blog Hop.

Real Life Homeschool Blog Hop
 
I have had several ladies tell me over the last few weeks that I am “super mom” and ask “how do I do it all”? Truthfully, I am not a “super mom”! I am just a plain mom doing my best to get what needs to be done each day, feed my crew, trying to get my crew where they need to be at the prescribed times, and I have fallen behind on laundry even when my washer runs 6 days a week.
 
Lately, I have failed, in my own eyes, but I have realized that I can not do it all. Especially not without my Savior and being in the Word daily. The days when I hit the morning running forgoing my quiet times have been some of the most challenging days. I have raised my voice at my children or been short with my husband for no apparent reason except the devil attacking when I am weak.
 
But you know what! My God is more powerful and He has shown me the error of my ways and I am getting back on track one day at a time, moment by moment. He has shown me what needs to be cut out of my day. And even in my stubbornness I am bowing down and realigning obligations in my life by letting go of commitments  that are holding me back from the blessings God has in store for me and my family.
 
God has a great plan in store for this Caffey girl and I can’t wait to share with you some of those blessings over the next few weeks and months.
 
Discover real life in other homeschools with the Schoolhouse Review Crew bloggers! Join the blog hop to read more below.
 
Every Bed of Roses
Ben and Me
Footprints in the Butter
Mountain of Grace Homeschooling
 Raventhreads
Counting Our Blessings
Homeschooling for His Glory
Ozark Ramblings
 Chestnut Grove Academy
Only Passionate Curiosity
 
 Farm Fresh Adventures
For This Season
Unexpected Homeschool
For Him and My Family
 As We Walk Along the Road
Growing in His Glory
Homeschool Coffee Break
 Daily Life
There Will Be A $5 Charge For Whining
 Proverbial Homemaker
 ElCloud Homeschool
Treasuring Life's Blessings
Double O Farms
Simple Living Mama
 Fried Clams and Sweet Tea
This Sweet Life
 A Net In Time
Counting Pinecones
 Some Call It Natural
 Kingdom Academy Homeschool
Debbie's Homeschool Corner
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