Homeschooling is an act of Servanthood

Regardless of your religious beliefs homeschooling requires a woman to find inner peace.  Some moms pray, meditate or do yoga.  Other’s find their center or follow their gut when it comes to making decisions.  No matter what it’s called, it’s a deeper level of spiritual awareness that takes place.

Right now my spirit is troubled.  This “school in a box” situation I’ve exposed my children too has reminded me that nothing was broken and my efforts to “fix” things are not working. 

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Homeschool Blues

For the past three years, I have anticipated the first day of school with a welcoming heart.  Okay, I’m exaggerating.  The first year I was terrified but felt prepared as we were entering into a co-op that seemed welcoming and supportive.  By the end of that first year, my measure of success was if we all survived the day or not.

Year two and three we joined a different co-op for my son and began unschooling,

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A case of the Mondays

Last week I said, maybe I should wait until Monday to start this new lifestyle change, right?  I didn’t wait.  I went ahead and started it.  As you know I took charge and put my family on a healthier lifestyle track last week.  You can read why we did that here.  Well the only problem was that I had a grocery shopping trip and set up our monthly meal prep. 

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Day 2 was a struggle

I’m not even going to lie, Day two was a serious struggle for me.  Breakfast started very chill—-two sausage patties.  For lunch, I had tuna and spinach again.  After our workout, we ran into the grocery store deli and grabbed some roasted turkey.  We devoured that slice of turkey while in the car.  Shortly after I had pretzels and cheese.  After eating every 2-3 hours, I realized I was more hungry than usual. 

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I woke up this morning trying to decide if I should really jump all into this new diet plan. 

I toyed with the idea of waiting until Monday, you know for a fresh start with this diet.  Who am I kidding right?  Monday will never come and I’ll never start.  So I did it.  I boiled 2 eggs and proclaimed this day as Healthy Lifestyle Change Day!

My paperwork said 2 hard boiled eggs would serve as a meal. 

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I made two decisions this week

I made a decision to do some new things for myself.  After resigning from my job as a Wilton Method cake instructor I knew I was going to fill that void with something else.  I did two this week that could have changed the trajectory of my life.

Neither situation went as planned.  I decided to go back to school and I’ll share more about what I learned during that process in a future blog post. 

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Monday | June 19, 2017

Today I quit ONE of my jobs.  I LOVED this job.  This job defined a large part of who The Chef Kimihou is.  This job gave me life!  The energy I absorbed from this job was amazing and hard to compete with.  But today, I quit.  Without hesitation, I sent in my resignation.  I resigned from being a Wilton Cake Decorating Instructor.

I resigned from being a Wilton Cake Decorating Instructor.

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Fathers Day or Mom-doing-it-all-day?

For twelve years I was a single mom.  I have two children and due to whatever reasons their fathers are not a major component in their lives.  I can remember getting text messages every Fathers Day telling me “Happy Fathers Day.”  In the beginning, it was funny.  If I was mad at their dads it was an ego booster.  I’m not going to lie to you, there were some years I remember saying “I do the role of both,

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Seasons of Love

This weekend my son and a group of students from The Victory Spot performed as one of the opening acts for Arrested Development at City Winery.  As I sat there on the first night and listened to them sing ‘Seasons of Love,’ my face was flushed and water filled my eyes.  5 hundred, 25 thousand, 600 minutes….

I was transported in time to 2012, the year my life seemed to have fallen completely apart. 

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Sometimes I have to say no

My son had an opportunity to audition for Adam Pelty.  According to my son Marshall this is HUGE.  While I believe him, sometimes as a stage mom you have to make a tough decision.  My husband and I had to think about long term plans.  In the midst of being a stage mom, I’m still homeschooling and running multiple businesses.  After Fiddler and In the Heights I just needed a Break!

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