2018-2019 Homeschool Curriculum Favs

2018 homeschool curriculum

It’s been 2 years since we started our homeschool journey, and it has definitely been a journey. Over time I have had an opportunity to collect different kinds of curriculum for our boy’s journey. I want to share some of the favorites that I use for our boy’s ages 4 and 6. If you have any suggestions for what you think I can I add I would love for you to share! Don’t forget to leave a comment below.

 

✔️Free Curriculum

Easy Peasy

Pinterest printouts. 

✔️Purchased Curriculum

Classical Conversations – Foundations Guide for my 4 and 6-year-old.

-Five Below Store workbooks  

-A Time to Learn Curriculum 

 

I hope you have a chance to use these great learning tools. Please let me know how they work for you! Please comment below.

 

♥️MasterMom Tamia

My (SAHM) Stay at home Mom-6 Year Journey.

 

 

 

Wow, it’s been six years that I made the choice to leave the world of the corporate work life and become a MasterMom lol. YES, My Journey or being a stay at home mom has been filled with its share of ups and downs and pros and cons. I could imagine that it looks very similar to the journey of many moms who make the choice to stay home with their children and not continue in the traditional way that our society points you in as a means of success.

My journey started 6 years ago when our Prince Dywane Jr.

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Dywane Dawkins Jr. Our 1st Prince.

was born. When I came home from the hospital and prepared myself for many parts of motherhood I held him and cried from being so overwhelmed by the feeling of instant love. I remember keeping the reality of returning to work in the back of my mind and realizing that I had a job to do in the world. I had a conversation shortly after that pouring out to my husband in great passion the fact that I could not bring myself to leaving my little bean in the arms of a babysitter since we had no family in our state that could be of assistance. We both made the greatest decision ever and that was for me to stay home with our 1st born, 2 years later we tried for our second son Daryn aka MR. Fatts and the real work begin having too little’s under 3 years old. While I always must admit my love, hate relationship with mothering I can say I love every bit of mother more than hating it!

 

Two short years following the birth of our second son with great joy we found out we were pregnant with yet another prince,

 

Mr. Dathyn Declyn aka Big Fat. My heart had been blessed immensely by 3 beautiful sons one after the other. In 2015 I thought long and hard about homeschooling and gracefully walked right into it with dedication and assurance! Each day is filled with a beautiful perspective of seeing our boys grown and thrive. Some days I want to cry, but I know that there is always a bigger purpose in life than what you can initially see and experience. I must say that I am truly grateful to God for His choice to make me a mom, I have thrived in my womanhood the more because of our princes. Day in and out they continue to stretch me and they keep me going to God for direction and patience.

 

 

To all the stay at home moms and caregivers of small children, homeschooling moms, and, dads I want to send you lots of love and a shoutout of encouragement to keep you going. Our dedication to forsaking what we know in our traditional ways of life is going to cause Our children to be so much better in life! If you are a SAHM or Dad I love to read your story share below!

 

MasterMom Tamia-♥♥♥

 

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Mental Health for Moms….

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Does any really pay attention or even think about the mental health of moms. As a stay at home mom of 3 boys under the age of seven years old, I often times think of the mental place that other moms are in that I share this season in particular.

I know that doctors are always concerned about the mental health of moms during a moms pregnancy and right after the delivery and return home due to the high rise of postpartum depression. It’s so easy to feel lost, exhausted and mentally stripped going through the day to day routines of motherhood. I often times have to fight for consistent stability and my own safe space of refill mentally. My husband recently picked up more hours of work, which means that I am officially a single parent just about Monday through Sunday during the daytime. Now don’t get offended by the wording I used to express my position in the home. Being a single parent in this case simply means that majority of the parenting task and responsibility in this season I will carry.

You’ve often time heard of bad stories about moms randomly killing their children, and as a whole and compassionate individual you may wonder how in the world could that mom do that…. she must be a monster. Now I would by no means endorse a mother killing the treasures of God which children are indeed, but does anyone take time to understand the job of moms, and what exactly they do every day. Most moms have the responsibility of raising “HUMANS” teaching them every single detail of what it means to become a decent human being and an asset to our society today. Call me a preach, but from sun up to sun down moms across the world are working intensely by serving their households every day Monday through Sunday with no time off except for the sleep that is required to stay alive…

Initially writing this post I felt a huge ball of emotion, and underappreciation from our society in particular that makes the role of motherhood at times appear to be so simple. Boy, it is not!!! I often time get frustrated talking to people that have no clue and don’t show a sense of empathy at all for Motherhood! But thank God that I feel a level of strength, and pride because I understand the amount of responsibility that God Himself entrusted me with by lending me my beautiful 3 boys to raise, and make great men. I hope that this post triggers you as a mom to think about the choices that you must make each day of raising your children the best way possible. I want to encourage you to also push for peace in your mind so that you can continue to do what has been given to you as one of the greatest and most important jobs on earth and that is raising children. Here are a few things that I do to detox when my fuels running low and I am on my way to exploding!

1-Chamomile, Stress Lavender Tea: Tea has been a God sent. At the end of almost every day, my body craves a warm cup of tea to wind down after I put the little ones down. You should try it!

2-Buy a diffuser- Ever since I purchased one, I love it! It instantly helps to shift my mood will all of the scents that are designed to help address your needs.

3-Prayer and reflection of the day. I often will sit on the edge of my bed right before I drift off to sleep thanking God for the day and thinking about how much He has blessed me in spite of the stress of motherhood. I feel a sense of strength and renewal.

4- Finding someone to talk to about your stress: I will often vent to my husband and mom about what I am feeling. They help me to round up my emotions by just listening or responding and giving me a new fresh perspective.

5- Understanding that seasons change- The best perspective to have when raising children, in general, is to understand that nothing last forever. The best view to have is a positive one realizing that these are your years to sow into your children because they don’t stay small forever!

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Correct care for newborns! Tips that can help you to save your newborns life!

If you are a mom that seeks out information on all things mommy and baby you may have come across a sad article about a mom and baby recently in the news. This article was about a mom who recently added water to her breast milk so that she could stretch the amount of milk she had to give to her baby. Unfortunately, the end result was that the precious baby died from toxic poisoning which can occur when newborns digest to much water. If you are a mom you may have instantly felt terrible for the mother. 

When mother’s prefer to exclusively breastfeed their babies they make a choice to began a journey that could succeed or fail. If you’re a mom who has ever traveled this road of breastfeeding you could understand the mindset behind what the mother was trying to do when she was trying to stretch her milk supply. But in life our desires must be accompanied by wisdom. There are instantly serveral lessons that come up in this moms unfortunate story. Lesson one is to be sure that before you judge the woman’s decision or agree with her receiving jail time for the death of her baby that you must-at least first have had the experience of nursing or bottle feeding a baby. It’s also important to understand the hard struggle that moms go through, when they have a mind to breastfeed their babies, but they don’t produce enough milk to fulfill this desire. In so many cases some moms just do not have the available funds to purchase the formula that can roughly between $20-30 plus dollars for one can or bottle. But, when becoming a mom it can not be stressed enough that moms should follow their God-given mother’s intuition in different situation, but also utilize the technology and resources that help to greatly educate their decisions when caring for their babies. The end thought and lesson is that it’s important for moms to continue to support other moms. It’s so important that moms never feel alone when their going through their motherhood journey. Let’s support each other as moms so that another sad story of a baby being poisoned can be put to rest. Please send prayers up for this family. 

Please share your comments below regarding the story about the mom who lost her baby being in knowledgable about toxic poison that infants can face when their not properly feed. 

Please see tips below on things you can do, when your not sure about if you’re caring for your new baby correctly. Moms let support other moms. #MomzSupportingMomz2015 #MomzHelpingMomz2015
MasterMomz Newborn Care Tipz: 

1. If you are a mom who is unsure about giving your newborn proper care don’t be shy or embarrassed! Ask for help! No one knows everything! Instantly call your pediatrician or a mom that has children around the age of your newborn. It’s important to connect with moms around your child’s age, because the mom you would connect with will be up to date with the latest information and tips. Times change and so does information. Be sure to seek medical advice this is and should be priority in caring for your baby. 

2. Be sure to take your newborn to all needed doctors appointments and carry a journal that will help you to remember the questions that you have regarding your newborn. Remember no question is a stupid question! And every question can be asked over and over until your sure you understand the anwser.

3. Don’t ever hesitate to take your infant to the hospital or the nearest urgent care, if you believe that your newborn is not responding in a usual way.

4. Always pay close attention to your newborn for any changes. Be sure to contact the newborn nursery at the hospital that you delivered at. The nurses are always willing to help. The hospital should also provide breast feeding support  >www.lalecheleague.org is a great resource for breastfeeding help. 

5. Be sure to seek out for help from available services when you do not have enough money to provided your baby with the needed food. Please contact WIC www.wicprograms.org or your pediatricians office for assistance. Pediatrician offices are always willing to give you free samples of milk and formula. Just ask….

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