Teaching them to “Hold that Thought”

I believe that God has a great sense of humor, as He gave me my most energetic, challenging, “master-of-disaster”, last-born child when I was nearly too old to run and catch her. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of life and homeschooling prevents me from seeing the joy that my 8 year old Abigail Joy brings to our lives.

As a relative “newbie” to homeschooling, I love when I get an occasional email from “Sizzle Life” that make me smile, and remind me of the special gift God gave me with my “sizzler”.

I first heard Carol Barnier at a Convention a few years ago. Her first question “Who has a child who falls off their chair EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. ?” was spot on my life. I’ve since followed her witty writing style and inspiring advice through her books at the Library and on her blog: http://sizzlebopblog.wordpress.com/

Her latest email/blog post had some great ideas on teaching your child to “Hold That Thought” and wanted to pass on to you. I hope to try a few of them with my live-wire.


Denise Simons

You are invited: Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries

PEACH is cooperating with Fairhaven Homeschool Group in Centerville to host Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries.

Todd Wilson is “a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family.

This is an EXTRA, icing-on-the-cake event for the whole family to enjoy. Fellowship, learn, and LAUGH with us on
Friday, October 5th at 7pm.

Event Details
What: Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries
Who: Fairhaven Homeschool Group and PEACH
When: Fri Oct 5, 2012, 7-9 pm EDT
Where: Fairhaven Church, Centerville Campus
637 East Whipp Rd. Centerville, OH 45459

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September PEACH Meeting featuring Melanie Hexter

We have invited Melanie Hexter to give an encouraging and informational workshop that will appeal to new and veteran homeschoolers at our September 13th PEACH Meeting. Melanie Hexter is a homeschooling mother of six, a regular columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, as well as writing the Winning with Literature unit studies. She and her […]

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August 2012 Meeting Homeschool Notifications

August PEACH Meeting Thursday, August 9th @ 7pm  WELCOME to our 2012-2013 PEACH Homeschool Year! Homeschoolers in the state of Ohio are required to send a Notice of Intent to Homeschool to their local school district, and an assessment every subsequent year.  Sounds simple, right? But when faced with forms, interpreting state statutes, and communicating […]

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Come one, come all to PEACH’s Annual Used Curriculum Sale! Thursday, June 14, 7 p.m. Bring small bills and change.  Hope to see YOU there! For location, click here.

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