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Wednesday’s Words of Encouragement: Family Meal

Growing up, my mother always cooked a big dinner and we’d all sit down and eat when my daddy got home.  She did this every night while working as a teacher’s assistant.  I have no idea how she pulled it off, but she did.  There were veggies (one always fried), meat of some kind, and homemade biscuits.  Yum.  On the few occasions my dad had a meeting, we’d get to eat tacos or breakfast for dinner.  What a treat!  Dinner time is where we caught up.  The only negative to family dinner time is when my baby sister would refuse to eat something on her plate.  My dad would always say, “You can’t leave until you eat it.” She’d wait him out even if she fell asleep at the table.  Finally, he’d just give up. To this day, I don’t think she’s touched a brussel sprout of a lima bean.

I still love family dinners.  I love serving my family in this way.  We don’t eat out much but I enjoy cooking and being at home with them.  Going out to eat with 4 littles is no treat for me!  If we have too many activities and we don’t get to eat together, I feel off balanced.  Sure, there are challenges.  My husband just started third shift.  Children fall out of their chairs.  Sometimes I am just tired.  So I wanted to share with you a few quick tips to help dinner time happen.

  • Begin with a blessing. We all hold hands and say a simple one.  Even the 1 year old reaches for our hands and closes her eyes.  It’s so stinkin sweet!
  • Have a plan. I write out our menu for every two weeks with a pencil.  It may change (pencil erases) but I have this at my fingertips to keep me on schedule.  I usually write out a grocery list right after my plan, which is great for my budget too.
  • CROCKPOT! I love my crock-pot.  I always have at least 2 meals a week that I can throw into a crock-pot in the morning.  When I start smelling dinner cooking early afternoon, I feel so accomplished!
  • Go simple. I seldom make the meals my mom did.  I don’t think I could pull that off every night without eventually having a meltdown.  We do beans in the crock pot once a week and serve with biscuits or over rice.  Sometimes we have eggs and toast.  My kids love it and my husband isn’t picky (thank goodness).
  • Let the kiddos help. Put some music on (mine love the 1960’s tunes).  Let the little one tear up lettuce for the salad.  Teach the big kids to chop the veggies.  If they help, they will eat it (usually).
  • Ask each other questions about the day. This is a great way to teach the kiddos conversation skills and manners.  The more they are involved in the conversation, the less time they spend falling out of their chairs.

Bon Appétit!

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

-1 Corinthians 10:31

Doan Family pic

Elizabeth Doan is married to her hubby David for 14 years.  Mother to four wonderful kiddos: Sam (10), Sarah (8), Evie Joy (4), and Sadie Rose (6 months).  Homeschooling Momma for 4 years with 17 years to go!   Elizabeth’s favorite quote in the whole wide world is: “Life is frittered away by details.  Simplify, simplify.”  -Henry David Thoreau

Monday’s Message: Yes, You Can! (video)

“I’m terrified at the thought of homeschooling to the end of high school! I can’t do it.”


“I’m afraid I’m going to screw up my children’s education. I can’t homeschool.”

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard homeschooling Moms/Dads declare that they CAN’T……

The list of CAN’Ts as it relates to homeschooling is numerous. And I think there aren’t any new ones out there to be said.🙂

What is boils down to is….

Fear of the unknown.

Lack of confidence.

Inability to trust yourself.

Listening to the wrong voices.

Accepting influences that are contrary to your own voice.

At what point are you going to say?, “Yes, I can?”

Have you thought about that possibility?

With anything…….anything there will be a learning curve and adjustment period.

Tell me anything NEW that you have decided to embark upon or experience where you didn’t feel you couldn’t do it?

Initially, you felt you couldn’t do it.

But for whatever reason you persevered and discovered, “Yes, I can!”

and You did!

I personally have to give myself this pep talk. Some days are just those kind of days. When I want to call t quits. But I remember….(fill in the blank)

Next time you encourage your child about something that you know they can do …..beit hard and difficult be sure to give yourself the SAME pep talk when it comes to your thoughts of homeschooling.

Because “Yes, You Can.” You can do anything!!!

You’ll be glad that you did!

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU owner/director/administrator

Funny Fridays: Weight Lifting vs. Homeschool Success


Think on that! :p

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU owner/administrator/director

Tuesdays Teach Them This: Wisdom

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I betcha that even reading the words, “Teach Them Wisdom” is not computing for you. Don’t feel that this is odd. It is normal.

Clearly, I can remember when I had a discussion with my Uncle when I was 12 years old about wisdom, being smart and knowledge.

My brain was not comprehending what wisdom was.

At all!

Even to this day I understand it but it’s hard to put into words.

But I’ll give it a shot and then explain why this week’s “Teach Them This Tuesday” is all about Wisdom.

Wisdom goes beyond common sense.

Wisdom is not being smart.

Wisdom is not being intelligent.

Wisdom is not being a certain age. Old. (whatever your kids may think that number may be.)

Wisdom is not having understanding….only.

As I understand it…..WISDOM is having common sense, good judgement, recognizing and doing what is right vs. what is wrong, fore-thought on a situation before engaging in it.

Wrap all that up with DISCERNMENT and you have a beautiful display of wisdom.

Have you heard the saying, “You have wisdom beyond your years.”

Because often wisdom accompanies experience. Experience gained over a period of time.

Over a period of years. Usually.

However, it is possible to find wise children. Even at a young age.

Have you ever had a conversation with a wise child that just blew you away with their insights, articulation and fore-thought?

Shall I add…..WISDOM is indeed a rare commodity now adays.

Students (and adults too) live in the moment.

There is….

No fore-thought.

No discernment.

No common sense.

No good judgement.

No wisdom.

Just act or react.

Lord Chesterfield said to his son:

                   “Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.”

Scripture teaches us this in Proverbs 4:6-7:

                   “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch                           over you.  The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you                          have, get   understanding.”

My children will tell you that I always ask them,

“Now was that the wise thing to do.”

“Were you using wisdom when you made that decision.”

Even if my 4 year old has no understanding what wisdom is……he is hearing me ask those questions over and over and over again to him.

I challenge you all this week in “Teach Them This Tuesday” to not only work to impart book knowledge in homeschooling.

But WISDOM as well.

Dig into Scripture to learn what WISDOM is.

The beginning of WISDOM is to GET WISDOM.

Pray for it. Seek it. Recognize it. Desire it.

Make that a part of homeschooling.

I dare say that our future world NEEDS wise adults.

And guess what?

We are raising those WISE adults.

If we teach them what WISDOM is, what it looks like and how to operate in it.

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU owner/director/administrator

Mondays Message: Homeschooling Highway


We live in the time and age where we want things FAST.

Loose weight fast.

Food to cook fast. (microwave..I no longer own one.Here’s to the oven. Ah….fast food. Ha)

Pregnancies fast. (especially when your at pregnancy #3 and beyond)

Service to be fast.

Roadtrips to be fast.

Meetings to be fast.

Conversations to be fast.

And if you’ve been homeschooling for 16 years you are wanting the next 13 years to be FAST! (ok….that one is for me. Ha)

The reminder to you is that although the homeschooling road may be long….reaching our final destination will be worth it.

Like with anything…let’s not wish it to end FAST.

Let’s enjoy the homeschooling highway.

Ride at the assigned speed limit.

180 days at a time….(Under option Three in SC).🙂 Ha.

Serving  You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU owner/director/administrator

We are praying for you….


Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, owner/director/administrator

Funny Fridays: Time to “Suit Up”


Friday is HERE!

It’s time to suit up one more day before the weekend comes!!

Put on your “Super HomeSchool Mom” outfit and get it done!

From one “Super HomeSchool Mom” to another…… We got this!🙂

Serving Your and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU owner/director/administrator



My prayer for you……

Praying each of you have a great day today.
Praying each of you are encouraged today.
Praying each of you rest in peace today.
Praying each of you worry less and smile lots.
Serving You and Yours,
Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU owner/director/administrator

Funny Fridays: Crazy/Parent Teacher’s Conference



Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU Owner/Director/Administrator

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