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The Changes @ Homeschooling6

It’s been 10 days since I wrote my Changes @ Homeschooling6 post. I have been praying, seeking my Sweet’s advice, and pondering.

It seems as of late that the children are always thinking about their computer games. Their lives are starting to revolve around the computer. It also seems that I too am always on the computer.
Lately because I’m so ‘busy’ I feel like I’ve become a ‘go to your room’ mom when the children need guidance and correcting from me. Simply put, ‘lazy mom’ has taken the place of ‘stop-what-you-are-doing-and-take-care of the task at hand’ mom. And I can see it in my children.

With my children and household I and the children are taking a computer break for three weeks. The children are not allowed to play games on the computer and/or add items to their online wish lists. They can only use it for school.

With me, I’m am allotted a certain amount of time. No more checking my email every time I come home, or enter the kitchen. How sad is that. I will just say it. I’m addicted to the computer. That’s not easy to admit. I don’t like to be addicted to anything not even caffeine =)

One hint was my camera, this is going to be hard but I’m not allowed to take a gazillion pictures a day for these three weeks. When I take pictures I feel like I have to blog and post them. My blog is my virtual scrapbook and I want to capture all the moments. This is all fine and dandy but when it becomes, gulp, an idol, it needs to stop.

I really want to focus on what’s important. My relationship with Christ, my hubby, and children. When I get the urge to sit at the computer I am now going straight to my bedroom to pray for my children and hubby or read God’s Word.

I want to reconnect as to why I started blogging. I’ve been praying and asking the Lord to guide me with this blogging journey. When I first started blogging 6 years ago it was a way for me to be accountable with the children and homeschooling. I was a lot more ‘social’ back then. I have made some good friends, people I have not met but continue to chat with through email, FB, or blogs. I miss that. Blogging has really changed, at least for me. It seems I have no time to ‘go’ visiting and I really miss that.

My blog is pretty basic. I don’t have ‘free’ stuff to offer and it seems blogs are a lot more competitive these days. Blogs seem so fast pace too, not meaning post counts but with competing for readers.
I admit I’ve been there caught up in all the numbers myself. I enjoy reading comments and having people stop by =) but I don’t want that to be my goal or focus. I have been pondering in what direction to take my blog and am laying it at Jesus’ feet. I want to do what He wants. I pray that my blog will be a place of encouragement for those who stop by.

It has been five days since we’ve been taking a computer/camera break. The children are already playing board games again and I am spending more time memorizing scripture, reading God’s Word, and reading His Word to my children. I am also scrubbing pots and pans more instead of wasting my time doing nothing on the internet.

As you all see I’m still blogging. At first I was going to take a bloggy break but in the end it wasn’t my blog that I was addicted too. It was spending too much time surfing the net and me taking too many pictures. Sounds funny that one can take too many pictures of their children but trust me, it can happen.


So those are some changes here at Homeschooling6. They are good changes and needed changes. Thank you Jesus for loving us so much, may this break bring our family closer together. Guide Lupe and I as we rear our children in the way they should go Lord. Bless our household. In your name amen!

2 comments

  1. Beautifully written, Linda! Keep your eyes on God and He will guide you! Hugs!

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  2. I understand and I am sure that you will be blessed in your following the Father! You said what my heart is dealing with and has been dealing with for quite some time.

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