Category Archives for This Mothers Heart

How To Actually ENJOY Grocery Shopping With Your Kids!

When I wrote about an unfortunate experience I had with a stranger at a grocery store a few years ago, a reader noticed that I mentioned how much fun my kids and I were having as we shopped. While this

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The vaccine debate is really all about trust.

Vaccination: It’s All A Matter Of Trust

NOTE:  I started writing this post almost 2 years ago. I’ve hesitated to publish it because there is so much controversy about vaccination and I try not to weigh in if it’s likely to cause

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Is It Even Possible To Keep House AND Homeschool?

I’ll admit it right here out loud to the world: I was already on rocky ground when it came to housekeeping BEFORE we ever even had kids.  There are a lot of reasons why, but I just never managed

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Twenty Three Hundred Lessons In Patience - or... Don't let your five year old have free reign with a big box of beads.

Twenty Three Hundred Lessons In Patience

This post was written in conjunction with the HEAV Blog Hop.  The topic was “Parenting Lessons Learned” and when you’re done reading this post here at Little Learning Lovies, I

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“Just A Minute…” – Putting Off What’s Important

I say it all the time to my kids.  “Just a minute, honey!” Sometimes I have a good reason.  Maybe I’m cooking and can’t leave the stove.  Or maybe I’m in the middle of

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Bless The Pancakes!

Note: I published this story a couple of years ago.  The 2 year old mentioned below is now 4 and a half.  But when I re-read it today, it sure did make me smile and I hope it will make you smile, too.

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The Perfect Homeschool {… and why it’s perfectly okay if yours isn’t}

Dear Homeschooling Momma, Do you feel it? That pressure to be better?  That expectation that whatever you’re doing must be spectacular? The fear that someone will realize you’re not as together

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A Homeschool Confrontation In The Grocery Line At Noon

It happened.  I feared this very thing for quite some time and I thought I had all my responses prepared.  Most people we meet when we are out at unconventional hours for school-aged chidlren are kind

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What Does Mother’s Day Mean To You, Mama!

What is Mother’s Day to you, Mama? Is it a day where you visit your own mother?  Or remember her with tears in your eyes?  Is it a day when your own children shower you with gifts and extra affection?

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Our New Baby Is Here!

Everything was going smoothly until that last blood test… Then suddenly everything was a rush.  A nurse called me to tell me there were anti-bodies in my blood that might mean distress for the baby.

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When I’ve “Had Enough” [Five Minute Friday]

  When I hide in the bathroom with my foot against the door to keep little feet from finding their way in there with me. When I step outside in the cold rain and turn my head up to the sky letting

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The Most Anti-American Argument Against Homeschooling

Not Part Of The Solution… The Most Anti-American Argument Against Homeschooling

I ran across this article today and it made my blood boil.  I mean, there are plenty of arguments out there against homeschooling, most of which seem to be fabricated out of personal fears rather than

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Awkward Pregnancy Conversations In The Grocery Store and How To Turn Them Around!

Awkward Pregnancy Conversations In The Grocery Store

It isn’t something I can, or would, hide. I’m pregnant. This, on it’s own, seems to be enough to invite all kinds of comments and questions from perfect strangers.  Most of them are

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Never Underestimate the Power Of Your Smile

It was the end of a long, rough day. My husband and I both had far too much to accomplish within far too few hours. We had both done our best and were both feeling like we had fallen short. It’s

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The NOT-Back-To-School Happy Dance

I don’t usually write things like this, but this topic is rather heavy on my heart as I see all those happy-mom-dances on social media with the tail end of a school bus in the background. It is not

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Homeschool Mother’s Soiree Kick Off!

Tonight is the night! Join us at 9:00 pm Eastern on our Facebook Event Page as we kick off this unique week-long event, celebrating homeschool mothers:  The Homeschool Mother’s Soiree! No need

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Home Fire Drills Could Save Your Life – Are you ready?

I read this article about a devastating house fire that took the lives of eight children and their mother, leaving the father and one child behind, and immediately had a chat with my husband about

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You Are!

I’ve had this image stored on my computer for quite a while.  This afternoon, out of the blue, I remembered it and felt such a strong need to post it.  I think it must mean that at least

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Honor Tags: A Meaningful Reward System

There are literally hundreds of different systems you can use to reward and motivate your kids to do their best.  Some are free, some are incredibly expensive, some bribe and cajole, some punish,

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Top 5 Reasons To NOT Homeschool Your Kids (or… Why we do what we do!)

When folks hear that we homeschool, the reactions can be unpredictable. We’ve seen the whole range of emotions from joy and excitement to envy and jealousy, to fear and even open hostility. It’s

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