Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Good Morning Girls

I had a hard time figuring out what blog to put this post on (maybe my problem is that I have too many blogs - LOL).  I was trying to decide if it should go here or on my homeschooling blog.  I finally decided to put it here and I will put a link post on the homeschooling blog!

For a few months now I have been following two blogs - Women Living Well, authored by Courtney, a wonderful blog with many tips of how to be a homemaker, a wife, and a mother.  She was even featured on the Rachel Ray show.  She is also co-author of Good Morning Girls.  Good Morning Girls is the "hub" blog for Good Morning Girls groups!  These groups are basically quiet time accountability groups.  These are groups of women who check in with each other each morning to say that they had their quiet time and share anything that they learned or discovered through their study of the Word that morning.  The Good Morning Girls blog hosts a bible study each semester that the groups can choose to go through together if they want.  The bible study this semester is the book of James.  Whosoever chooses is going through the book of James, a few verses a day, using the S.O.A.P. method.  (which is write down the Scripture, then write down Observations, then write down Applications, and then write out a Prayer).

When they started announcing that the winter semester was fixing to start up I thought this would be something neat to be involved with.  They have a discussion forum where ladies can go to find a group to get plugged into, or to start a group.  When I went there I noticed that there were quite a few ladies that were looking for a group that mentioned that they homeschooled.  I got the idea to start a Good Morning Girls facebook group for homeschool moms.  So I put a post on there that I was starting that and within just a couple of days there were 30 ladies that wanted to be a part of this group!!

This group is made up of ladies from all over the United States!!  And we are having a blast getting to know each other through Facebook.  There are some super neat ladies in this group. We are doing the James study and I know I am learning a lot!

And this is the part that made me conflicted on what blog to share...  Several in our family were recently involved in a Valentine's project for our kids!!  One mom put a post on the group several weeks ago about her daughter being upset that since she was homeschooled she was not involved in any valentine's exchanges like kids in public school are.   She was writing to see if we had any suggestions.  Well the idea came to my mind about doing a group project for our kids.  I posed the idea of our kids mailing valentine's to one another.  And there were quite a few that thought this was also a good idea!  Another mom even mentioned that it could be a geography lesson.  You could get a map and mark where the valentine's were from!

There were 12 families that were involved in this project that spanned over 9 different states!  I personally thought this project was a lot of fun!  My kids LOVED getting all the valentine's in the mail!  In fact it created a monster out of my 21 month old Alyssa!!  She got to where everytime Daniel brought the mail in she thought it was for her! LOL!

Here are some pics from opening our valentines.  (you will notice the same clothes on the kids - LOL! - we got most of these during our winter storm.  Which means we got quite a bit in the same day...and then some more the next day (when we spent the day in our pjs because it was so cold outside)!  And then we opened the rest yesterday at the table since we were out of town this weekend).

 (I don't remember why she got upset in this pic...probably because I wouldn't let her eat her candy)

Here is our map with our heart stickers all over showing where all the valentines came from!  Our first geography lesson!!!  :-)

I am really excited to see what this group will come up with next!!  This group is a blessing in my life!


  1. What a wonderful idea to have the kids mail valentines to each other and then stick heart stickers on the map!

  2. Kellie - I love the valentines around the world idea...sounds fun! I also like the Good Morning Girls group - so cool! Tell me how can I join in?


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