Saturday, August 21, 2010

This Blog Has Moved...

to...

A Wise and Glorious Purpose




Why have I moved?

Back when I started Mother Lover Goddess I was a 25 year old polyamorous, raw foodist-vegan, feminist, pagan. I am now a monogamous help-meet to my husband, a Mormon, and a traditional foodist. This blog just no longer seemed to fit me after my heart had changed on so many issues. Please feel free to read this blog and it's content but please keep in mind that I am no longer the younger woman who wrote these words. This is a museum of the old me.

Some of the things written here I stand by - others I no longer believe. Some ask me if I've "gone conservative" Nothing could be further from the truth. I don't see life as polarized. As black and white. I see a lot of issues in the world and I make the best choice I can about them with the information I have. One thing I do realize now is that liberals don't have anymore answers than do conservatives. None is better then the other and they both skew the facts to fit their own agendas.

I was ashamed that at the ripe old age of 30 I woke up and realized that all those years I spouted "tolerance" and "social peace and justice" I was also advocating a liberal agenda, spoon fed to me as "equality" which really only promoted the corporate agenda of "slavery to self."

That agenda has been turning us all into sheep for the past 100 years by telling us (especially women) to place our value and identity on our work outside of our home, on our "intellectual" rejection of Christ, on our material wealth and our sexual desires.

We are so blinded by our own inflated sense of self that we can't see our community or even our own families.

I realized that I, like so many others, had followed liberal ideology off the deep end. It had made me ill in my mind, my heart, my body and soul.

I'm so thankful I woke up and realized that social values have their place. That virtue, modesty, love, charity, selflessness, self control, and service are all blessing which actually make us FREER to truly live our natural lives. It was like a fog lifted and I have been happier and healthier on my new journey.

I encourage you to join me at my new blog!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Home School Schedule, September


General Weekly Plan

Monday

9-12 Circle Time and Main Lesson

1-2 PM Worksheet Review, 3 pages (School Zone Big First Grade Workbook)

Tuesday

9-12 AM Circle Time and Science Lesson

1-2 Art Lesson (Water color, modeling, crochet or recorder)

Wednesday

La Vida (the Home School Charter School)

5-6 PM Soccer

Thursday

La Vida

6:30-7:30 Karate

Friday

9-12 Circle Time and Main Lesson

1-2 German Lesson ( Komm Mit!: Holt German, Level 1 George Winkler)



September Plan

Week One, Aug 30 - Sept 3, 2010

Main Lesson
-Aesop’s Fable, The Lion and the Mouse , “Teaching With the Fables” p. 32-34

Worksheet Review
- Pages 3-6 in “Fisher Price First Grade Workbook 2”

Science
- Making modeling clay

Art
- Modeling with clay

German
- Reading “Elmo Bekommt Einer Hund”

Week 2, Sept 6 - 10, 2010

Main Lesson
- Aesop’s Fable The Lion and the Mouse, Pages 34-39 in “Teaching with the Fables”

Worksheet Review
- Pages 7-10 in “Fisher Price First Grade Workbook 2”

Science
- Pages 6-14 in “National Geographic Nature Library Earth”

Art
- Water Color Painting

German

- Watching “Lola Rennt”


Week 3, Sept 13-17, 2010


Main Lesson
-Aesop’s Fable, The Bear and the Bees , “Teaching With the Fables” p. 40- 44

Worksheet Review
- Pages 11-14 in “Fisher Price First Grade Workbook 2”

Science
- Nature Walk

Art
- Crochet

German

- Lesson One in “Komm Mit!”

Week 4, Sept 20-24, 2010


Main Lesson
-Aesop’s Fable, The Bear and the Bees , “Teaching With the Fables” p. 44- 46

Worksheet Review
- Pages 1-3 in “School Zone Big First Grade Workbook”

Science
- Pages 14 - 32 in “National Geographic Nature Library Earth”


Art
- Practicing A and B notes on recorder


Week 5, Sept 21-Oct 1, 2010

Main Lesson
-Aesop’s Fable, The Crow and the Pitcher, “Teaching With the Fables” p. 47-49

Worksheet Review
- Pages 4-6 “School Zone Big First Grade Workbook”


Science
- Nature Walk

Art
- Water Color Painting

German
- Lesson 2 in “Komm Mit!”


Ongoing:

Circle Time

- Rhymes, Rhythms, Poems, Dancing, Yoga, Etc.

Soccer

-Practice on Wednesday nights from 5-6, Games on Saturdays

Karate

- Lessons every Thursday night 6:30 - 7:30






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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Completing Him Challenge, Last Week - Kiss Him Like You Mean It!


I've been having some blogger issues so this week's Summer Marriage Challenge from Courtney is a little late. This is the finale week! Oh where, oh where did the summer go? It just flew by didn't it?

This weeks challenge is to kiss him like you mean it!

Song of Songs 5:16 says "His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This I my lover, this my friend."
Build your man up tonight with some sweetness and kiss him like you mean it!

This challenge is dear to my heart because about a half a year ago I decided to never say "no" to my hubby's request for one-on-one time with me. Now obviously I can't drop everything all the time but I make sure I make him a priority.

It's a sweet life, let me tell you...

Just a few days ago my hubby and I got to smoochin' and I was AMAZED that all three kids cuddled up together to watch a movie while Seth and I got to have alone time - in the middle day!


Prior to my commitment to never say "no" I would have told him we had to wait un
til that evening when the kids were in bed but I was shocked to find everything fall into place perfectly when I made my husband the priority he deserves to be!

Sex is a beautiful gift, so go on, go kiss your man like you mean it!


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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Super Simple, Waldorf, Jesus Doll for Your Nature Table



I tried to video blog this one all week but youtube wont upload the video for some reason, so I will just have to write out the directions for this super cute addition to your nature table.

Supplies:

1 nylon stocking
scissors
3 pieces of felt - white, tan and dark brown
String
Sewing needle and thread
Embroidery floss, brown
wool stuffing

1. Start by cutting out a 4-5 inch section of stocking. You should have a "tube" of stocking.

2. Tie the stocking off in the middle with a bit of string.

3. Stuff one end of the stocking up with wool and tie off the bottom with string. You should now have a "ball" of wool stuffing with nylon around it, tied off at the top and bottom, the top should have 2-2 1/2 inches of nylon tubing sticking out.

4. Tie a piece of light colored string around the middle of your ball.

5. Take the empty tubing at the top of your ball and pull it over your ball as if the ball were a bank robber pulling a mask over his face. Tie the bottom of the nylon "mask" off with string the same way you tied off the ball when you first stuffed it. Now you should have one ball of wool, double coated in nylon stocking.

6. Take the tan piece of felt and cut it in half length wise.

7. Sew the bottom of your ball onto the top corner of the tan felt, roll the felt up like a burrito and sew it shut. You now have a roll of tan felt as a "body" with the sewn on nylon head at the top.

8. Take the white felt and cut into a square roughly double the size of your doll body. Cut a whole in the middle of the white felt and pull it over the doll's head like a poncho. Use a piece of string like a belt and tie off around the middle.

9. Sew eyes onto the middle of the head, tying off the string in the back of the head.

10. Cut out two pieces of dark brown felt. One should be large enough to fit over the dolls head and be shaped like a horseshoe without the middle cut out. Using the brown embroidery floss blanket stitch the round end to the top and sides of your dolls head, folding and stitching as you go to make it fit.

11. Cut a smaller, long oval out of the dark brown felt for a beard. Cut out a mouth whole and blanket stitch it to the face.

You're done!!

You can make anyone a doll really, just use your imagination! I could see a beardless, redheaded version of this doll being a Mary Magdalene or a bald version with pipe cleaner glasses could be Ghandi, add a staff or tablets for Moses, or gray hair and animals friends for Noah.

Enjoy and happy crafting!




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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Act in the Spirit of Mutual Respect




“There is no doubt that today’s ruling [to overturn Prop 8] will add to the marriage debate in this country, and we urge people on all sides of this issue to act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility toward those with a different opinion.” LDS Official Church Statement, August 4, 2010


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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Video Blog - Happy Worldwide Breastfeeding Week!

To celebrate here's Avi blissing out to a nummy snack!




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Marraige Challenge Week 8 - Respect Your Husband



Here's what Courtney has to say this week...

It's Week #8 in our marriage challenge and this challenge is straight from the Bible:
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Husband!
Ephesians 5:33 says "Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself and the wife must respect her husband."

The blogging challenge to us to write about what we've learned in our quest to give our husbands respect.

This seems like such a simple thing yet it is so important and so many women don't do this! A man's pride and need of respect is delicate and essential to a healthy relationship. They need to know we respect them by our words and our actions.

Here's what I've learned...

1. Learn this phase, "I respect your....." Opinion, thoughts, ideas, plan, direction, discipline style, etc. Use it often but not in a disagreeing way but a happy one. Don't say "Well, I think we should do such -n-such but I respect your plan." Use it like, "I really respect your strong leadership, it makes me feel so safe."

2. Make sure the children respect your husband. Never speak ill of their father in front of them no matter how frustrated you are. He needs the respect but they also need to see their father as respectable.

3. Don't sigh, snort, snicker, or sarcastically degrade him or his ideas/plans.

4. DO NOT tease him about his weaknesses, do not complain to others about what you see as his weaknesses.

5. Always, always, always speak well of your husband in public.


A respected husband will act respectable. They LOVE it when we treat them well! We women hold the secret to more of our family's happiness then we ever imagined and one of the most important first steps is the practice of respect



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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Blessed Lammas!


What is it:

Lammas is one of the ancient eight holidays which celebrate the changes of the seasons as viewed in the Western world. It is the first of three harvest celebration holidays and is traditionally celebrated on August 1st.

The first crops harvested at this time are fruits, especially berries however it’s important to give thanks for whatever food is harvested in your local area at this time.

This is the beginning of the season of hope. The seeds, ideas and intentions we planted in the spring are just now beginning to ripen but we have a lot of hard work ahead of us as we collect and store our food for the winter.

This holiday is a time to reflect on the great gifts and sacrifices given to us. The wheat of the field, the fruit of the vine have all died that we may live. It is important to acknowledge and respect that great gift.


Supporting Scriptures:

Matt. 9:38

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest
, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.


Lev. 23: 10
10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

Family Activities:

If you have a garden, local farm or wild bushes from which to harvest, do so. This is a great way to teach everyone in the family to work by the sweat of their brow to earn their food.

First fruits are now cheap in the store, buy in bulk and set to canning natures miracle’s for the winter. Peaches, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and even watermelon rind are all easily preserved. If you’ve never canned here are some websites to help you get started:

www.wikihow.com/Can-Food


www.pickyourown.org/allaboutcanning.htm


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