August 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
I tried this day boxes system, based on the system called, “work boxes,” which I did not like, as I am an Alfie Kohn fan, and it worked well. It works well as long as I have time to get the day boxes ready that morning early, or the night before.
I found that the kids like new and different things in there. They despise having very similar things, day after day. I found that even a toddler has to have things, because he wants to be like the others and have something made for him to do, so he can work, too. He did get bored fast, so I must have always had very boring things in there for him. I tried to get something from each subject we were doing that day. I also put the book they are currently reading for fun, in there.
I also put the ruler, the scissors, the glue stick, the markers, the pencil and the paper they needed for that day’s stuff, in their box. This makes it so nobody has to go look for something they need, giving them about a 100% chance of getting distracted and not coming back for quite some time!
They really liked them and they made my job much easier during the homeschool day! One thing I did not like was that the boxes took up so much space on the table that it does not give them much space to work. I solved that by getting out a card table, but then they fought over which table they wanted to sit at. Oh, my! That’s the way kids are!
February 27, 2015 § 1 Comment
HR 5 not defeated yet. They just did the all arise thing and left with unfinished business. They are going to have a weekend.
February 27, 2015 § Leave a comment
I just read a great article by Christel Swasey, about HR 5 and Homeschooling. (She always is on top of things and is doing what I am sure God has set as one of her special purposes on this earth.) It is crazy that parental rights are so small now compared to how they were in the past.
Now, to be clear, I do think parents who abuse their kids should be investigated, etc., but I do think we should all decide together, in each state, what the parental rights are, and what is considered abuse. I do not think a pediatrician should get to say, you have to feed your baby formula, for instance.
I have a personal thing to share. This past year, I was told by a pediatrician that if I did not take my child to a certain hospital at a certain time, that very day, she would turn me in to the Department of Child and Family Services. This, because I was trusting in my IBCLC (International Board Certified LactationConsultant) and breastfeeding exclusively, rather than using infant formula. It did not matter to the doctor, that my discovery, throught the IBCLC, that my baby had both a tongue tie and a lip tie which had been recently taken care of by a pediatric dentist.
Sadly, at the hospital, it was very difficult and if my wonderful social workers had not stood up for me, I would have been yelling for 2 days straight. It was really hard to defend my child. They forbid me from breastfeeding him, so I had to pump the whole time.
I have another post about this if you wqnt the details, but suffice it to say, in this article, My parental rights felt like close to 1/4th of the rights the staff had there, and it was a suffocating lack of freedom I never want to experience again!
February 26, 2015 § Leave a comment
I am a logo designer. Today, a client is coming to meet with me about a logo design. I am so excited! It is time to get out a lot of sharpened pencils and a lot of white paper. It is time to research competitors and figure out a good marketing (purple cow) angle for my client. This will be fun!
February 26, 2015 § Leave a comment
http://www.unfpa.org/swop says: “Population in Progress: A demographic dividend is possible when the share of the working-age population grows relative to the non-working age, or dependent, population. Slide through the years to see when the working-age to non-working age ratio shifts. Dips in dependent populations reveal the greatest opportunities to utilize the global workforce.”
It is very important to the UNFPA (United Nations Population Reduction Plan) to know who is working and who is a dependent. When people retire from the workforce, whether or not they have money, they are cosidered a liability to the UNFPA.
Their goals are always aids in reducing the “dependents” number and increase the “working-age” number.
Do you know someone who is a dependent? I know a lot of them. Children dependents, they are fine with, since these will be working-age soon enough. However, even some children will never become working-able, and people above 65 or 70, especially if retired, but even if not, are also considered bad numbers–They are not good news numbers. Yes, to the UNFPA, they are just numbers. They are not loved ones.
Oh, my, check out this quote from an article about how an increased aging population does not have to be bad news. Here is on e solution. To make the aging more useful (because useful means in the workforce):
“Raising the age of retirement to keep pension systems solvent will be politically difficult…but some countries have introduced incentive schemes and other measures to keep people working longer.”
Also, check out this recommendation. We just need universal health coverage. We just need socialism across the board. Socialist healthcare will make it so people can stay healthy longer! Stop with all this nonsense about freedom and crap. What you need is more years of being able to work!
“…Japan’s introduction of universal health coverage led to more treatment for high blood pressure, and therefore fewer strokes.”
“Ageing-related issues need more attention in the global framework being developed to follow the Millennium Development Goals,…”
Hmm Millenium Development Goals. I will check that out!
Here are some other possibilities for the aging people (to make sure their living is doing the UN some good–we would not want ones that do not do the UN any good):
“Conference attendees are also addressing flexible work in retirement, older farmers and demographic change, older volunteers as a potential resource including in emergencies and disaster preparedness, and intergenerational support at the household level.”
Also, if you do not know how to talk to your kids about sex, UNFPA can do it for you. Yay for that, eh? Phew. No more worrying about how to teach your kid using your own words and beliefs–That is just too stressful!
Here is what I learn by skimming their guide:
First off, sexuality is part of a healthy social life. You just have to talk to your sexual partner and communicate well. There is no need to mention silly old-fashioned cultural things like dating or marriage. Next I learned how awful my parents were, “forcing me” into a “gender role.” Ach! Can you believe it? Awful! Their report will teach us how to make our own decisions about whether we want to be feminine or masculine and whether we want to play this traditional gender role, or that one instead. People should let youth chose which gender orientation they prefer and should not be discriminated against.
Work toward “sustainable sexuality” by:
-making sure curricula is developed and teachers are trained in this stuff.
-using the media, political leaders, etc. to push for the implementation of putting UNFPA sexuality standards in schools and into the community (a whole chapter on how to do this).
-draw World Health Organization’s health standards into the local policies. Use statistics which are local.
-publicly engage the opposition in arguments to make the opposition look bad.
This is only skimming to page 22 of 76.
On another topic, do not bother with the police. Report burglaries, sexual harrassment, etc., to unfpa!
February 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
March 2015 Ensign Article by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles
He referred to the Secular Humanism of today in a way that says to me that it is possible that Secular Humanism is the Great and Abominable Church of the Devil referred to in the Book of Mormon.
Secular Humanism rejects God and Jesus Christ. It is also an official religion. It defines itself (see it on wikipedia) as the lack of religious beliefs in academic learning centers, or schools. However, it goes into such detail abouts its beliefs in not having religion in secular (learning) things, as to become a religion which is a lack of religion.
Secular Humanism is what has been taught in public schools for at least a century. The very purpose for bringing “normal schools” (schools for training public school teachers) and schools paid for by tax dollars, to Utah, was to get The Mormons away from their religious childhood educations. It was an idea of the Protestants. (Unfortunately for them, the idea took the Protestant children away from their children being educated in Protestantism, also).
If all of us are magnetic and Satan’s magnets ar pulling us toward it, then I think Satan’s most giant magnet is Secular Humanism. Its strength in public academia is the magnetic current pulling all of the children of God toward “Anti-Christ” (from The Book of Mormon) or Atheist beliefs. Indeed, Secular Humanism (the teachings of Secular Academia) could be the very “great and abominable church” referred to in the Book of Mormon.
We just went to the Utah Museum of Natural History. If there is a “Best Secular Humanism in Science” Award for Museums in each state, then that museum should get it for Utah. They have a new exhibit about mammals. As the the secular academic scientists have learned more about mammals they have come to the conclusion that there is no trait that mammals share. Instead, this is how mammals are separated from non-mammals: They are all descended from the same ancestor, the first mammal, which evolved from a dinosaur (Dimetrodon). If you do not believe me, go there and watch the first (3 minute) video in their exhibit, which tells you what a mammal is. You can also see the 3-D depiction of a Dimetrodon and its mammal descendent.
Please also read this Article:
“Utah, We Love Thee! Keep Local, Local.”
I will now leave you to search the scriptures, ponder and pray while reading these
scriptures about the great and abominable church of the devil, the mother of all harlots
February 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
I have finally decided that it is better for me as a homeschool mom, this year, not to TRY to make money, but to take it if it comes. I could sell thrivelife foods and food storage stuff, usborne or doterra. I have my own graphic design business and a client wants a logo, and to meet this week. I have to call him sometime this week.
Maybr today I will call him around 3 pm-ish, after homeschool academics are accomplished.
I am also trying to make a homeschool math curriculum that will allow people to teach all kids at once, olders and youngers, with the same main topic, but different specifics (like all learn multiplication, but the 7th grader does pre-algebra multiplication and the kindergartener learns 2 times 1; or all learn geometry, but the 2nd grader oearns what makes a trapezoid and what a parallelogram is, while the 5th grader learns about tangrams).
I recently found the book “Hands Free Mama” and I have decided not to try at making money, but just to take it if it comes. This book talks about how this is my life, now, And I mustn’t tell myself that later, I will live my life as I want it. I must live in the now. I do not know when my kids will lose me. Nobody knows what the future holds. We must not act as if we have all the time in the world. Now our kids are supposed to have our time. Later, we will have lost this time that we have right now. I am trying to become more of a hands free mom (with my time freed up to spend it with loved ones on a daily basis).
This means, I do not make any effort at any of the endeavors. However, if someone says, I want to order an usborne book, I will send them to my web site. If someone wants a thrive product, I let them order it (I have no web site, as they are $10 a month). If someone wants doterra, I send them to my website.
If someone wants graphic design, I will meet with them. I have set prices. If someone wants to pay less than my set prices, I no longer let myself consider it, even if it is a worthy, good cause. I just say, I am too busy homeschooling and I cannot do that. If someone is willing to pay my price, I will do the work for them. There are so many people who call themselves graphic designers nowadays, and people have even told me about getting a logo for five bucks. Those people will not have my time. They have no clue how much different my education, experience and knowledge is and they do not care. I will not entertain the thought of even considering, doing an ounce of work for them. They do not know or appreciate the value of me. Those who do, I am happy to drop everything for and work very hard for. I love being appreciated!
The math curriculum is something I work on anyway, because I want it for my family. I am creating it for my family. Later, a benefit will be that I will get to sell it. The only challenge there is to inhibit myself from giving it away for free. I have to say to myself, “NO. THEY CAN WAIT until it is ready to sell!”
I blog like crazy, but do not make money blogging. I do not know how to do that. I would like to have my blog bring in money, but it does not. I do get excited, though. I got to above 900 views with around 700 unique visitors the other day and was so pleased. If ai only knew how to make it so, this could bring in some cash!
So, there you have it, if you were wondering what it is like to be a money-earning work-at-home Homeschool mom! If you have any more that you were wondering about regarding this topic, just comment your question!
February 24, 2015 § 1 Comment
-Makes getting help for your special needs child very risky. If it passes, do not take your child to get special needs help from any program or institution which uses Federal government money. If you do, you could potentially lose your parental rights. (Unless, of course, you are very lucky).
-Denies parents rights over children when the parent takes federal money, by going to a school which accepted it. It does not say you could possibly lose the right to homeschool. It says you could potentially lose your parental rights! They want your parental rights! Your parental rights are worth more than money and they know that!
-Violates states’ rights from ammendment X by saying that the state will waive its rights to control education, when it accepts any money at all (even title one funds) from the Federal Govt. (Can you imagine a state not taking these funds?)
-Makes the local school board useless (not as if it is if any use now, with our state Governor having the power to apooint school board candidates). What we should be doing is working offense instead of defense, trying to pass something that says anyone can run for school board.
-Will destroy any private school that accepts money.
-Will threaten parents who have kids with special needs, who homeschool and send their child to a school to get (for example) speech help, from the district. These will unknowingly be accepting the potential to lose their parental rights, just because their child is benefitting from a program paid for by the Federal Government. The parents of America are completely foolish when it comes to politics, and will have no clue that they are signing up for this. Pediatricians will not warn them, because they will be just as clueless about this obscure law hidden in a 600 page ammendment to the Student Success Act.
Some of you are only thinking of yourselves at this time: “How will this affect homeschoolers who do not accept or use Federal Dollars?” Many homeschool moms have been asking me on facebook about this.
Are you alone in this world? Are you an Island? Think of your family, friends and neighbors, too. Please care about them, too. They are not all homeschooling. Even your friend who homeschools her kids may go and use some district moneys because her child has special needs, Should this pass, will you warn her about this ammendment? Will she believe you? When things are not going well 5 years from now with her special needs child, will they say it is her fault for being imperfect at assisting the special needs child in becoming the way the United Nations wants the child to be (for a working population) and take her to court in order to take away her parental rights? What will you do then? Will you remember my warning and mourn, powerless?
I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Chile. In 1997, my companion and I met a girl who said that the military police had come and taken her sister, to put her in a mental institution, because mentally, her sister had not improved, so the parents had lost their rights to be in charge of their own daughter. The military police had come and taken their daughter, and they, powerless, had lost the right even to visit her in the mental hospital. I am so not kidding. I remember thinking of our freedoms here in the United States, and how that would never happen in the U.S. Never was too strong a thought.
I repeat: NEVER was too strong a thought. In 1997, you’d have said “never” mentally, too. But now? Would you now? If you would, you need to get new spectacles–Your sight is going bad.
Kline said it provides an opportunity to chart a new course. What new course? A course following Agenda 21, ICLEI and Earth Summit, ot will be, for sure. A course toward The New World Order it will be. Cradle to grave will have a whole new meaning if this passes. Read more about these here: Links, Etc. for Presentation at Winter Homeschool Conference
Already, everyone’s health information is not private, but Fed owned (unless you have signed a waiver at the doctor’s office). Already the Feds have eminent domain to take our land, and a right to control who has guns. Already they are asking me in the doctor’s office, “Do you own a gun?” Already, most of our cities, charities and Universities have ICLEI “sustainability” partnerships. Already, Common Core took over schools Unconstitutionally with bribe money (because Ammendment X says all powers not mentioned before that, are reserved to the states, so education decisions should belong to the states). Now they just want to go a step farther and secure their position a little bit more firmly.
What to do:
1) Call your U.S. House Representative (and if you want to, the others, who do not represent our section, Northernmost Northern Utah).
2) Spread the word to all in the nation. This is not a Utah thing. It is a U.S. thing.
3) Wait until our tracker on govtrack.us (link above) tells us it has or has not passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
4) If it passes, we contact our U.S. Senators to make sure it does not pass the Senate.
If it does not pass the House and Senate, we celebrate.
5) If it passes House and Senate, President Obama will sign it into law for sure.
6) If that happens, we wait and watch as people more involved in politics who have attorney friends, sue Congress for making this ammendment which is unconstitutional, beause it is trying to steal states’ rights as granted in Ammendment X. We see how it will work just as effectively for the Mormons as did the Federal Judge who said states cannot stop LGBT marriages from being valid and cannot say no to performing them.
7) Then we cry lots.
8) Then we tell everybody that if they do not homeschool, they have lost their parental rights to be in charge of the education of their child.
“Oh, but this is just one teensy step farther. It isn’t VERY scary. It isn’t much.”
We are like the frog swimming in the water, slowly being boiled to death. We could hop out at any time, but we won’t because we are saying, “oh, it is just a teensy bit warmer–not much!”
So, o.k. Let’s just boil to death. It’s no big deal. Jesus will come save us. Let’s just sit on our haunches and wait for Him. He would for sure want us to just sit here and watch it happen.
Captain Moroni was awesome. Some of you do not know who he was. If all men were like him, the very gates of hell would be shaken forever:
Moroni was the Captain of the Army in the Pre-Columbian Americas who decided to fight for the liberty to worship God, protect their families, to protect their religion, and to protect their freedoms.
If all men were like unto Moroni, Resolutions like this HR 5 of 2015 would not exist.
Protect your families. Make sure this Resolution does not pass.