Stay At Home Mom & Home School – Patience Plus Perseverance

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Have you ever wished you were born with a button? Wait! You were! A belly button! Unfortunately, that’s not the button I’m referring to. The button I wish I had would be easily accessible. I could push it when everything in life just seemed overwhelming and would grant me some much-needed patience. A touch of that button and voila! Calm. Patient. Stress and worry free! Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it? A patience button! (A pause button sounds plausible, but let’s talk about patience.)


My Internal Wiring?

My lack of patience, that is. It must be a part of my DNA. All of my friends and family would join together and admit that I am not a very patient person. Sure, there are things I’m willing to wait for, but it’s only because I have to. For example, you can’t speed up the birth of a baby, you can’t drive faster than the speed limit, you can’t skip ahead in the WalMart checkout line, and you certainly can’t wish your days away, or make a house build and maintain itself. There are more examples, of course, and these things just can’t be changed.

Outnumbered During The Day

With the background I have in education, I know that each child learns not only at a different pace but also in different styles. My darlings are no exception. I’ve written about this topic here. Every day has not been a bed of roses in this homeschooling house. I’m not going to lie. The boy, who is four, has obviously had no problem learning from the example his sister, eight, sets forth. Sometimes this is a good thing. She can be a wonderful influence on him. Other times, her negative influence has the two of them against me in the attitude department. Don’t get me wrong; they’re both great kids. Nine out of 10 days, we’ve got things rolling at a pretty decent speed and accomplish much. It’s that one day in the mix that throws me into a tailspin. Sometimes, it’s a tug-of-war. I’m thankful that I’m still a little stronger (literally and figuratively) than they are. For now.

Homeschooling Patiently

Our morning routine is pretty solid. We get up and send dad off to school. The kids and I relax in the living room and we often read a book or five. (We love books in this house.) After breakfast, we get busy with school. When the girl is at her best, she is extremely focused and on task, completing her work. This encourages the boy, who oftentimes doesn’t want to sit still. I have some incentives in place, and this normally works. However, there have been days, more like times, actually, where the eldest just isn’t having the school work for the day. Who catches on and follows suit? You guessed it. Now I’m on an island, fighting a losing battle. My patience runs thin during these times, but thankfully, we work through it.

Persistence Pays Off

You’ve heard that saying. When we started this homeschooling journey, I had no idea what to expect. I knew we would have good days. I knew there would be bad moments. What I’ve also learned is that my kiddos still need to understand that we are schooling, and education must happen, despite their best efforts to deter my day’s plan for them. I’ve been persistent in our schedule and their learning. Oh, I’m sure we could be doing things differently or better, but it is working for us, and we are making progress. The boy is learning to read sight words, and it’s exciting, even when he doesn’t think so! The girl is well on her way to mastering long division and chapter books, and this thrills me! But – being persistent with a plan and schedule is still completely necessary.

My Outlet

The mornings have flown by. We’re all up early; no one likes to sleep around here! Having said that, by lunchtime, I’m usually left wondering where the morning has disappeared to. We’ve gotten the bulk of the learning done, but the afternoon leaves us time to experiment, play, and finish up some loose ends. By the time the mister gets home, I’m ready for a break. What’re my means to escape?

My “Me” Time

After dinner, cleanup, and on the weekend, I get to indulge in something that helps keep me grounded. This time consists of a quiet atmosphere, some coffee, and my laptop. If you’ve been following our journey, you know I’ve been tapping into some ideas to make some side money to help our family financially. I searched every avenue and am happy that I have found an answer.


Online Possibilities

The options out there are endless, and if you’ve done your own research, you know that. You are also very aware of the games some companies play. You don’t know who or what you can trust with the insane number of scams out there. Put money here. Pay for this. Toss your money this way, etc. You know how it goes. Pretty soon, you’re down-and-out and wondering where your money went and you have nothing to show for it. Have you been there? It’s a losing battle until you can find something that works for you. I am here to tell you that there is a solution, and I am more than happy to share it with you.

The Game I Stopped Playing

I quit wasting my time on taking surveys. No longer did I find value in transcription jobs that wasted so much of my time. Gone are the days of searching for virtual assistant or editing work. These were all just small games that I’d like to say I won – for having walked away. In an attempt to add to our income, I turned down a road with a sign labeled “Affiliate Marketing”.  I recently wrote this post defining the steps I took that have led to my baby-step success.


Affiliate Marketing For Beginners – The Help You’ve Been Searching For.


My Patience Saver

How, you might be wondering, does this new gig help my elevated stress and anxiety levels? Well, once you check it out, you’ll know firsthand. I’ll give you a little nugget, though. The platform I’m a part of has this amazing community full of people just like you and me. People from all over the world are looking to become successful through affiliate marketing. With the engagement from the website’s creators, the tech team, the experts, and other creative geniuses who are members, I have an outlet. I can reach out to my friends and we all work together to better our online business adventures. Some of my new friends have been marketing online for years, while others are new. It’s a wonderful mix of fine, like-minded folks! They encourage and inspire, and we’re traveling the path together.


Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for your own fool-proof way to begin your own online business, please do check out my above link. It is guaranteed – not a scam! I’ve researched for months and can attest to the legitimacy of this program. I’ve never experienced any learning platform like it. I have learned so much and am confident that you can, too! For a free week’s preview, click on the image below. Leave your questions or comments in the space below. I would love to walk beside you on this journey! It’s an amazing one!

                                                                                    (My Patience Button!)



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17 thoughts on “Stay At Home Mom & Home School – Patience Plus Perseverance”

  1. Rodarrick says:

    Interesting to see you engaged in affiliate marketing to talk about a passion for homeschooling your kids, which I think is very awesome. Not very many people would give that a thought, not because they cannot but they would not want to major in such a unique niche. Great to see that your kids are coming along with books as that is the only guarantee towards libration and proper education. Great one altogether and I look forward to seeing more of your articles.

    1. admin says:

      Hello!  Thank you for weighing in!  I like to be honest with my readers.  Homeschooling has its challenges.  There is no doubt about it.  However, we have many more great times to overshadow the others.  I do enjoy my new passion for affiliate marketing, and if my story helps someone else find passive income, then I’ve done my job!  🙂  Thank you for your kind comments!  I appreciate it!  Cheers!

  2. rjkennedy says:

    It sounds like you run a pretty busy household with all the children around. Home schooling has to be tough. Although, I’ve always took home schooling as something illegal (it’s not of the norm), lessons should be taught in a normal school setting. Call me old-fashioned, I guess. Back in the day, this environment used for teaching would not be accepted, (unless under certain circumstances.) Education is ‘key.’ Our children’s future is most important for the future development of our society.

    1. admin says:

      Times have changed dramatically,  my friend!  Homeschooling is up and coming and I’m so blessed to be able to do it. We don’t let the learning slide around here. I agree with you about its importance!  Thanks for reading and for commenting!!  Have a great day!

  3. Chris Park says:

    Very unique approach to a niche, I am a little amazed these days as people home schooling and such and having so many children around them. I am not all that hot on the subject but I am sure many are with the growing number of people choosing it. I do like your website content as it looks to me like you are very knowledgeable about your subject matter.

  4. jessetoikkanen says:

    Thanks for sharing this great article of stay at home mom & home school, as a stay at home dad I have to say these are nice tips for all stay at home parents while trying to teach your kids at home and make or manage your online business. I was also wasting my time for several survey programs and platforms, it took lots of time and gave very minimal income, usually not even to able to meet the minimum withdrawal thresholds. In my opinion, many of our children read way too less and it’s great to hear your kids like to come along with books. I will take a further look at your website and other articles out there.

    1. admin says:

      Hello!  Welcome and thank you for stopping by! Kudos to you for being at home with your kiddos!  I think that’s wonderful!  They’ll be better off because of the one-on-one learning you’re able to give them!  Those darn survey companies and their promises… I’m over it!  I’m so happy to have found a reasonable answer!  Thank you for checking out my other articles; maybe you’ll find more helpful tips!  Blessings!

  5. Robert Trevor says:

    I think we all suffer from not having a “patience “button,I have also suffered from getting frustrated, in not achieving the goals,that I wanted to achieve,and we realize that we are all different, and we have to live with our shortcomings.

    Home schooling is a matter of seeing,the ways the children work to get to their different objectives, and encouraging them in the avenue,that they work best in,to achieve their goals. 

    We have to bear in mind, the curriculum set by the education authority, in our area, and working out the segments, that will enable each child to finish the course within the school year.

    We have to be patient,and work within the limits that each child is able to achieve,we have to take into account that because of the difference in temperaments,some work better in the morning and some in the afternoon,some work better in an intellectual mode and others in a hands on mode.

    1. admin says:

      Hey, Robert!  I agree with you!  Isn’t it crazy that one of my kiddos prefers to work in the morning, while the other would rather work late into the evening?  Who are we to dictate what works best for their minds?  🙂  Thank you for offering your opinions!  God Bless!

  6. OMG! I thought about homeschooling but I am not strict enough or disciplined enough to keep my kids on task. Good job finding ways to accomplish this and providing some “me time” for yourself.

    1. admin says:

      Hey DeShena! If I can do it, anyone can! You would be the best teacher for your kiddos! You already teach them so much as it is! Thank you for your words of encouragement! I appreciate it! Blessings to you!

  7. Stella says:

    An idle hand they say is a devil workshop. That was what push me into finding what to engage myself on during one long holiday when I was in college. And today, after moving from one online business journey to the next, I finally find a payoff and time saver business. Affiliate marketing as been working for me as a free student and now as a free wife. Your power of Expressing your mind and emotion inside this review is a powerful and convincing ones. This is a very useful review for someone looking for a way to engage themselves.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you, Stella, for stopping by and leaving a comment!  I’m happy that you have found a successful way to learn about affiliate marketing!  Best of luck to you as you move towards pursuing your goals!  Many blessings!

  8. Brittney says:

    I always thought I wanted to homeschool my kids, at least while they are little. Patience is not my strong suit! Glad to see it is possible to do!

    1. admin says:

      Brittney – it is possible! I didn’t think it was either, but the advantages completely outweigh the disadvantages! I appreciate you visiting and taking the time to comment! Blessings to you, my friend! 🙂

  9. I loved reading this and I loved your honest take on how kids can test our patience.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you, Grennene! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Those kiddos of ours – always testing us! But they’re so worth it! Blessings to you! 🙂

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