Monday, October 6, 2008

Every mom needs a little help...

...and sometimes a lot of help. I fall into the second category most days.

My husband and I were both the youngest in a two sibling family. Neither one of us was experienced with children (like I mean, not at ALL) and when our youngest was born, we were pathetic needed a bit of coaching. THAT is how you change a diaper? Are you serious???

Over the years, I have learned not only to tolerate the colourful and abundant bodily waste products of small people (in some very disgusting manifestations I might add), but I have also amassed a small list of exquisite helps and resources for the everyday mom:
  • http://www.starfall.com/ -> a great (and decent) website for preschool age to early readers
  • A Survivor's Guide to Homeschooling -> a REAL and practical book for aspiring homeschoolers (includes understandable curriculum reviews) -> see it here http://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Guide-Home-Schooling/dp/0891075038
  • Little Hands to Heaven -> awesome book with everything you need to teach a 2 to 3 year old about God and their preschool skills... simple (and delightful) for harried moms!! see it here -> http://www.heartofdakota.com/little-hands.php
  • The Reading Lesson -> sooo easy.. 2 pages a day (5-10 minutes) and my boy was reading at age 3... a truly great foundation for reading. NOT a gimmick. It works and again, is simple for busy moms. see it here ->http://www.readinglesson.com/
  • Great videos/books for children of God: Miss Pattycake, Cedarmont Kids series, Hermie and Friends, Veggie Tales, Steve Green Hide 'Em In Your Heart (Scripture memory songs/videos - awesome for moms too!!)
  • Adventures in Odyssey -> radio theatre at its best ;-) -> http://www.whitsend.org/

We all need some help. Actually come to think of it, I've been told that more than once recently... "Rachel, you need help." Hmmm. Anyhoo.. Hope y'all can find some use out of these resources too.

If God expected me to be the children's SOLE SOURCE of faith, I'm sure He would have made me a bit more.... perfect. LOL. But as it is - broccoli, celery, gotta be... Veggie Tales!! lima beans, collard greens, peachy keen....

1 comment:

Dustybug said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! I' m going to check out the Little Hands to Heaven book because I have been pondering lately how to better teach my 2 1/2 year old about God and the bible. Thanks for that resource! Great blog!

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