MYTH: Homeschooling and Balanced Life

Here ya go!

I’m going to let the truth out of the bag.

The down right REAL UGLY TRUTH!

If you have been homeschooling for any amount of time you know that there is NO SUCH THING as homeschooling and having a balanced life.

Yea…no one wants to admit it.

For a homeschooling veteran like myself we are suppose to HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER and APPEAR PERFECT!!

Well let me tell you a thing or two!!

It’s not possible!

The reality is, “When you are striving for something life will get out of balance for a while.”

And that “while” just depends on how long you plan on homeschooling.

And what are you striving for?

Home educating your children. 🙂

And know what else?

You are going to HAVE TO learn how to have peace in living an UNBALANCED life for a period of time.

What am I talking about?

*clean house……out of balance

*plenty of sleep…..out of balance

*being the sole educator…..out of balance

*perfectly staying on top of all the required paperwork in a homeschool year….out of balance

*cooking hot meals every night for dinner….out of balance

*date nights with your spouse….out of balance

*keeping your laundry room basket emptied…..out of balance

*exercising…..out of balance

*not being the human vacuum at lunch time when your kids don’t eat all of their food….out of balance

*washing your van/car—-regularly…..out of balance

*building a business…..out of balance

*getting through a complete curriculum in a year…..out of balance

*having daily quite time (prayer, reading the Bible, journaling)…..out of balance

*showering every day….out of balance

*getting dressed every day……out of balance

*children looking decent every day for homeschool – Ha! …..out of balance

*going to the hair dresser…..out of balance

*grocery shopping….out of balance

*balancing your checkbook….out of balance

*brushing you teeth — Yeah, sometimes…..out of balance

*posting blog posts……out of balance

OMGeee!! The list goes on.

It is IMPOSSIBLE to keep all of the above things in BALANCE all at the same time!!

It’s not going to happen.

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HOWEVER….

Just because you can’t keep ALL OF THIS STUFF IN BALANCE doesn’t mean you are a failure.

It means you are human with A LIFE!!

A LIFE that’s not PERFECT!!

Homeschooling Mom…..Homeschooling Dad….breathe.

Live life.

Embrace the out of balance-ness that you live in and balance what you can.

When you can!

The magic comes when you can find peace, joy, contentment and SUCCESSful goodness in the UNBALANCE!!

However, if you try to keep all of those things in BALANCE…..you WILL have a hectic, stressful, defeated, unhappy life!

With all that said….I encourage you towards embracing the UNBALANCED LIFE.

Myth….BUSTED!!

Homeschooling and Balanced Life is like oil and water. The two don’t mix!

There….I said it. 🙂

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Serving You and  Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry,

UCHU owner/administrator/director

Angela Jordan Perry, is a wife of 24 years, homeschooling Mom of eight children, entrepreneur, mad’am farmer, Toastmaster and follower of Christ. Angela and her family makes their home in Campobello, SC.

Thought Provoking Thursday: Pray for SC

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Many of you may be aware of the saddening act that occured in Anderson, SC on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

I will not go into details of it in this blog post as you can find the details all over the news but will instead focus your attention to prayer and God’s faithful Word.

Please pray for the families who are affected in some capacity due to this unfortunate event.

                 Psalms 46:1 

                          “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

 

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry,

UCHU owner/director/adminstrator

Thought Provoking Thursday: Khan Academy. Have you thought about it? (video)

Are you familiar with Khan Academy?

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An amazing resource for math and beyond!!
FREE!!

If you aren’t familiar look at this TED talk.
I think this will blow you away. And help parents on all levels!

We are using Khan Academy and are getting great results.
Algebra 2
Geometry
and soon Pre-Cal.

 

Khan Academy starts with Kindergarten level and onward!

http://www.KhanAcademy.org
Enjoy.

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, UCHU Owner/Director/Administrator

Thought Provoking Thursday: Don’t Fall. Unite.

Ok….in all honesty I like the cartoon down below and have been trying out how to make t work for this week’s thought Provoking Thursday post. Ha! Hope I do it justice.

For the many hundreds of families that have found a home with UCHU-AA Option 3 this past year, it’s my prayer and desire that you have found a place of SUPPORT, HELP AND A SENSE OF UNITY.

Not a unity in spiritual beliefs. Nor homeschooling Philosophies.

But a unity in what you desire and what UCHU-AA offers its members.

On the same token…..if you’ve not found *unity* in what you need vs. what is provided through UCHU-AA then you may want a new home. And that is ok. 🙂

It is often good.

It is often necessary.

Choosing the right Option 3 association is as much of a BIG DEAL, I think, as finding the right car.

The seats MUST feel comfortable.

You gotta have plenty of leg room.

Enough space for the size of your family. (we have a family size of TEN)

The head rest must tilt at just the right place for you to be comfortable.

Sales price? Must be right.

You see what I am saying?

Unity. If we all stick together nobody falls

As the families of UCHU-AA continue to UNITE in the vision of  homeschooling with support for each other….no one will fall! No one. …Ok, in theory. Or at least for the sake of the point I’m making here.

UCHU-AA is continually adding value to what is offered based on what YOU have suggested.

Grant it, Option 3 support of the laws is foremost.

But what delicacies of *unity* have we added to help bring YOU support and a sense of unity with UCHU-AA?

Look at a few of the delicacies that will aid in your homeschooling unity and success:

UCHU Homeschool support website tab

https://www.facebook.com/groups/730494197023736/

The purpose of UCHU Homeschool Support Group is to provide support to families with focuses of homeschool questions, guidance, encouragement, direction, insights, creative homeschooling needs and the like.


UCHU Let's Eat Website tab

https://www.facebook.com/groups/502351823295739/

*UCHU Let’s Eat:

A Facebook page for homeschooling families to discuss creative breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas. Homeschooling Moms are always looking for new menus, creative food options, healthy eating resources, good deals and sales that’s out there for us to take advantage of. Share pics of your meals, make videos of your creative food making….Be creative. But make our mouths water!!!
Moderated by Gwen Reynolds


 

UCHU politics webpage

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1760872710793742/

*UCHU Politics:
A Facebook page for homeschooling families to discuss, learn and be educated on the happenings of politics in our community and country. Discuss at your own risk.


 

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/251162038608113/

This is not the MEMBER group.

Reminders and information about upcoming UCHU Field Trip Club trips, as well as a place to share fun field trip and experiential learning opportunities.

Coordinator Amanda Sanford, UCHUFieldTripClub@gmail.com


 

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/240174083032985/

A Facebook page for homeschooling families to sale any desired items or to promote their businesses.

Coordinator Misty Medlin, UCHUHomeschoolConsignment@gmail.com


 

Follow us on Pinterest:

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@ UCHUnlimited

For any an all the creative, helpful and unique things you want to know and utilize across a broad spectrum of information! With Pinterest Queen, Shay Perry


 

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Susan Blackwell has a heart and love for providing support to homeschooling families with special needs families. She is available for you. http://www.BlackwellHomeschoolTesting.com, sblackwelltesting@gmail.com , 803.794.6908

 


Coming August!!!

The Homeschool Blog & Blag (1)

 

Stay tuned. Jessica will be hold beta sessions over the summer and will be live August 2016.


 

The list continues:

*High School class ranking

*Transcripts

*Report cards

*Senior Graduation

*Kindergarten Graduation

*One on One counseling.

*Workshops: Homeschooling in SC: What You Need to Know from Kindergarten and Beyond.

*More is coming!

 

If you find that there are other resources or delicacies you’d like to be able to unite upon with UCHU-AA please send me a contact notification, email or a call.

 

Thought Provoking Thursday: Complaining or Ungrateful Children

I truly believe there is no great cure for complaining or ungratefulness THEN to see the conditions of others.

Our homeschooled children truly do have a blessed life of abundance.

Yet in their abundance, even if it is minimal, it is still more than many in the world may have.

This video struck something within me when I saw how the children of this video go on about the day of what they must do to *get an education.* Travel to school.

Our children have the wonderful opportunity to be home, taught by their parent(s), etc. etc.

I know the list is long.

However, how many of them STILL find something to complain about or be ungrateful for?

Well….perhaps this video will touch them in a personal and thought provoking way on this Thought Provoking Thursday!

Gratefulness!

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Perry, UCHU Director/Administrator

 

 

Thought Provoking Thursday: Let’s Cook (video)

Just a thoughttttt……

Hoping it’s provoking…….

Teach your children to make this simple and delicious meal today!!!! (ok…maybe tomorrow after you get all the ingredients.)

Did you say your aren’t spontaneous?

Ha….well neither am I. But hey…there’s a first time for everything.

You children will probably fall out from the shock.

But the delicious tastes of these Mini Chocolate Covered  Olive Oil Cakes… will revive them!!

Bon Apetito!

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Perry, Owner and Director UCHU

Thought Provoking Thursday: Believe In Yourself

This week has been a specific theme and focus.

I pray this poems is the cherry on top!

Believe In Yourself

© Sagar Satpathy Visit Sagar Satpathy’s Site

Published on January 2009

Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself and you can achieve,
Things you never thought possible.
Believe in yourself and you can discover,
New talents hidden inside you.

Believe in yourself and you can reach,
New high that you thought immeasurable.
Believe in yourself and you can elucidate,
The problem that defy every solution.

Believe in yourself and you can tackle,
The hardest of all situations.
Believe in yourself and you can make,
The complicated things seem simple.

Believe in yourself and you can enjoy,
The beauty of the nature’s creation.
Believe in yourself and you can learn,
Skill of gaining knowledge from experience.

Believe in yourself and you can discern,
New depths in your life.
Believe in yourself and you can perform,
Way beyond your expectations.

Believe in your aim and work towards it,
With elation, determination and dedication.
Believe in yourself and you’ll feel blessed,
As you are the god’s special creation.

Serving You and Yours,

Angela Perry, UCHU Director/Owner

Thought Provoking Thursdays: Bored of Education (video)

I was introduced to the following Christian-Follower of Christ music artist years ago. He’s not a *singing* artist but more so a lyricists. He is poetic. He has deep meaning to his words. He’s “Propaganda.”

If you’ve never treated yourself to sit and enjoy his lyrical candy then you should. 🙂

When I came across this video this past week it stopped me in my *thinking* tracks.

Hey……that’s why *WE*, my husband and I homeschool.

He-Propaganda said it in such eloquence.

Think on this for this Thursdays Think on This Series…………

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Fortunately, we are discovering continually as we homeschool the benefits of homeschooling and not putting our trust in the Board of Education. I think we have frankly become bored.