Hi! I’m Crystal. I’m a wife, mother, home educator, and small business owner. That’s a lot of hats to wear!
Not to mention I’m also a bibliophile (in other words, I REALLY like books) and can never find enough time to read.
I know what it’s like to have a lot to do and not enough time in which to do it.
I’ve struggled to figure out how to fit it all in.
After all, I want the best for my children. I want them to thrive! And I want a calm, peaceful home atmosphere where we enjoy learning.
If you are like most of my readers, you wear many hats too.
You take pride in caring for your family; you want what's best for them.
You want to invest in your relationships and have fun spending time together.
You want to provide a quality education for your children and you want them to enjoy learning.
But you are overwhelmed by ALL.THE.THINGS. Laundry. Cooking. Cleaning. Chauffeuring. Teaching. Playdates.
And you know you should take care of yourself too (sleep more, eat healthier, exercise, do something fun just for yourself). But when will you fit that in?!
- Do you feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do?
- Do you feel like your family is struggling to simply get through the day?
- Do you want to bring joy back to your homeschool?
- Do you wish your family were truly flourishing?
I know how you feel!
At one time, I thought I needed to prepare home-cooked meals every night, my children needed to be involved in multiple sports and other activities, we needed to have playdates with friends every week, my house needed to be neat and tidy, and we had to accomplish all of the school lessons I had planned.
I was overwhelmed trying to do it all.
After much prayer (and tears), God gently reminded me that I don’t have to do it all. In fact, I can’t do it all. He has shown me how to prioritize and take care of the important things in life—relationships, health, discipleship, and preparing my children for life.
By keeping the end goal in mind, I am able to take it one day at a time as I seek to fulfill God’s calling on my life and prepare my children for wherever their passions and callings may lead them. I can rest in knowing that I am doing enough!
I realized that my purpose boiled down to three things.
LIVE simply. LOVE deeply. LEARN joyfully.
I have learned a lot as I sought to live out that purpose. My family is still busy, but our days are now filled with purpose and intention instead of hurry and stress.
We still make mistakes and sometimes get overwhelmed. When we do, I now know what to do. I know how to go back to our purpose so we can thrive again instead of feeling like we were running a race and always falling behind.
WHAT TRIUMPHANT LEARNING IS ALL ABOUT
I believe you too can live a purpose-filled life.
And I believe your family can flourish!
It is a challenge in today's fast-paced society to choose what is best for your family and to be confident in your choices.
My mission is to help overwhelmed homeschool moms simplify their life and homeschool so they can create a homeschool they love.
I look forward to sharing practical suggestions that help my family live simply, love deeply, and learn joyfully. I pray some of those suggestions will be just what you need to hear! I'll also sometimes share what hasn't worked for us so maybe you can avoid the same mistakes.
My promises to you
Keep it simple
Simple is better. When we keep life simple, we have more margin. When we keep our plans simple, we have room to be spontaneous. When we keep concepts simple, we are able to embrace and implement them. I seek to ensure that the content I create is easy to understand so you can implement it step-by-step without added stress. I also seek to make it as short as it can be and only as long as it needs to be so you can keep more margin in your life.
Overflow the vessel
If you pour into a vessel after it is full, it will overflow and nourish the ground around it. I believe relationships are nourished when they are poured into without thought of receiving anything in return. My prayer is that you will be blessed by my message to the point you are overflowing and can pass the blessing on to someone else within your sphere of influence. Because I want to have a similar experience, I only commit to projects that are a win-win for all involved.
When we do more than simply scratch the surface we are able to have a greater depth of understanding and deeper relationships. I will create quality content and products that will explore a topic in detail so you can implement the concepts and transform your home. You will be able to invest in and grow your relationships with those most important to you as you continue learning.
Invest in quality
I value quality in everything I do. When you visit my website or online store, you will be able to find what you need quickly and easily and you will not be bombarded with ads and extraneous information. My desire is that you will enjoy your time on my site. You will also experience high-quality service and know that I will go the extra mile to ensure you are satisfied with your purchase.
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