I was a single mom for 16 years. I got out of thousands of dollars of debt twice. My children are grown now. One is married raising children. Another just finished her degree in Mechanical Engineer. Both were homeschooled from Elementary to 12th grade before going into the college of their choice.
God taught me some amazing financial lessons while I was a single parent. And I’m still learning though my kids are grown and out of the house. I wrote about my financial journey in God’s Prosperity.
Fear is a great motivator– to hold on to what you have, and never share it. Think about the man in the bible who wanted to buildanother barn to store his goods. Why didn’t he just give away the excess?
Well, I wrote about my journey in this book of getting out of the proverty mindset. Some would call it a scarcity mindset. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, the cost is a mere $5. Please add $2 for shipping for snail mail. Pay via PayPal!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to purchase a copy or review God’s Prosperity after you read it.
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Frederick Buechner: “Faith is not being sure where you are going, but going anyway because God gave the directions.”
This quote reminds me of my move to Arizona. I obeyed the call to move even before I knew where I was going. I packed up my household with my girls by faith that God would have shown me where we were moving to by the time we got in the moving truck.
All I had was the name of a city. I was able to figure out the location eventually from where the city was sitting on the map. From there I figured where the Lord wanted me to move with my family.
Can you walk by faith without knowing the final destination?
Then I got in the truck, fully packed…with no money. I believed by faith that God would provide where he was guiding. So I stopped at the bank on the way to my new home in a new city. I applied for a loan.
As I was driving from California to Arizona. So I continued my journey not knowing how things would work out. While I was driving to Arizona, I got the call on my cell phone that my loan was approved.
I arrived in Arizona just before the rental office closed to sign the lease, pay the man, and get the keys to our new home.
That was one faith adventure as a single mom of two. More stories of faith are in my book, God’s Prosperity, sold on Paypal.
Frederick Buechner is a theologian, ordained Presbyterian minister and writer. He’s also an unlikely social media sensation, with more than 1.5 million followers. On July 11, 2016, he turned 90.
I cannot imagine what Mary and Joseph were feeling especially if they knew that Jesus was the Son of God. I mean, they must have been going out of their minds. Not only because it was their child but because He is the Son of God.
And they lost Him!
Once my kids were “ripped away” from me. They were only 2 and 3 years old. I knew where they were physically, but they were “lost” to me, not home with me, their mother.
They were restored to my home 10 days later, Praise the Lord. It was a frightful time. I don’t know if my feelings were like what Mary and Joseph felt with their “losing” the Son of God.
Putting it in perspective
When you think about it, God knows where all things are, all people, and even all promises. He hasn’t lost a thing.
Pray for the location of the lost thing and for the promises to come. If you have lost something, can it be replaced? Was it that valuable that it is irreplaceable? I ask you again, could you imagine losing the Son of God?
So, the next time you think about losing something think to yourself, at least I didn’t lose the Son of God.
Learning styles can vary from one person to the next. So when teaching your child on an individual basis without a community of peers it is important to recognize they are learning from you. But they might not learn the same way that you do.
Take the Learning Style Survey
Testing your child will help you to understand how and why children in the same household are not “getting it” the same way or at the same pace. Because learning styles with remote learning and homeschooling may vary. And feel free to test yourself and see what learning style you prefer if you don’t know this already.
One of my girls was a self-starter and could handle almost any subject by reading a book or doing research on the internet. My other child was more tactile. She needed a learning environment where she could use her hands more, even for math.
So here is one way Learning Styles have been described:
(V) Visual learners like charts and pictures (A) Auditory learners want to hear it explained out loud. They may be the one asking many questions (K) Kinesthetic or Tactile learners want to use touch or physical activities instead of listening or watching a demonstration
The free guide has a few survey questions for your kids. You should check it out because learning styles with remote learning and homeschooling may vary.
Home School Consulting is Available
Also, if you are in need of homeschool consulting, I can share from my 12-year experience. My last consult came with questions already typed up in a google doc and I was able to answer and even type out some of the answers to their questions during our consult. You and I can just have a verbal conversation if that’s what you prefer. Here is my afternoon calendar.
Single Parent Gathering, October 10, 2020, outdoors, 12 noon to 2 pm at Winstead Park on Northview in Boise just off Curtis Road. Look for my blue canopy. Local magician Kipp Sherry will be performing close-up magic which is great for both adults and children.
Sign up so I have a head count for snacks and water for this Single Parent Gathering October 2020.
This is a free event. And it is a birthday party. Gifts can be brought for another single parent. Gifts will be distributed by Christmas time. Single Parents are not obligated to bring a gift for another single parent, i.e. free event.
Past Year Review
Last October 2019, we had a single mom giveaway where we fed all the minor kids a McDonald’s Happy Meal. We had a really good turnout then. It seemed like many were passing the word around and I got to meet some new moms.
January 2020, we had a single mom’s Day Retreat at the Hampton Inn. We watched movies and had burgers from Good Burger. And the breakfast the next morning was to Live For!
March 2020 found us in the middle of Covid-19 so no event was planned since we had a stay-at-home order in effect.
July 2020, we had our third annual picnic at Kleiner Park. We had a pizza party and gifts from Safe Place Ministries were given out. There weren’t many who showed but many were interested.
There is an upcoming event for single moms, widows, and women in need on October 17 from 8 am to 2 pm:
Free Oil Change by Christian Brothers Automotive at 1402 W. McMillan Rd in Meridian. The cross street is Linder Rd. Call 208-888-0070 for an appointment. You need to call for an appointment, dear single mom, widow, or women in need. I spoke to Sandy, Brett’s wife. They are the owners. Also, this free Oil Change Offer is being located only at this location on October 17 from 8 am to 2 pm.
Feel free to pass this on to another single mom or single dad! They too can sign up for the single parent newsletter. So I hope to see some of you at the Single Parent Gathering October 2020, Oct. 10 from 12 to 2 pm at Winstead Park, Boise.
Sincerely and in Christ Name,
Nek’ka Migel, Founder of Consulting for Single Parents.
Have you asked how to begin home schooling or remote learning? Just how do I begin this journey?
When I first tried to homeschool, I already had a desire to homeschool my girls, but the timing was not right. Nor did I have the grace to do such when they were preschoolers. How could it be so hard to teach my girls their colors and numbers? Yet it was not the right time.It was like I was striving too hard and they were not comfortable either.
We had just moved to another state in 2000 when troubled waters were upon us. I strongly believed, for their safety, it wasfinally time to homeschool my girls, doing the best job I could.So I took my daughters our of Kindergarten and First Grade public school.
How to begin home schooling or remote learning
Some of you have been thrust into this situation of remote learning or schooling at home. So, it is the right time for you to homeschool. I shared some tips, insights, and experiences that I had from homeschooling my two daughters for 12 years in the Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling.
Home Schooling during crisis times can be very adventurous and enlightening to the needs and learning styles of your children.I learned so much about my daughters being their teacher as well as their parent. And I believe you could learn much about your children, as well.
For parents whose children were in public school before the Coronavirus Pandemic, they might have been ‘lumped in’ with children of various learning styles at school. Now youfind yourself faced with deciding how to help your children succeed in their schooling but at home.Coaching is available.
In Beginner’s guide to Homeschooling, you can read about learning styles, finding curriculum and how my local community helped shaped my family’s homeschooling experience and hopefully how it can help you shape your learners into well prepared students for the upcoming school years.