Are You Ready?

Are You Ready For School, Life, and Everything In Between?

I am enjoying my nature-induced vacation and playing around taking family pictures. I definitely needed a break from the world. Thankfully, a higher power exists to help us do what we need to do. I’ll share more about my universe-requested vacation on next week’s Podcast.

For those of you who have children, are you ready for school to start? Did you spend some time preparing yourself and your children for meals, snacks, & schedules? My son, Cam, helped to devise our meals and snack s menu through December.

Are you resting and relaxing in between all the hard work you do? Do you have self-care moments scheduled for yourself and your children? Did you spend time completing lingering (neglected) projects?

We used The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook by The Food Network Magazine for some recipes, which Cam borrowed from our local library. I am so excited about trying some of the recipes, including the Fake-Out Cakes.

Even if your school has already started, you still have time to slow things down and make a flexible schedule, which is a win-win for everyone on your family team. I include home maintenance activities, physical activity sessions& health plan, writing time, recess, and PE in our home schedules. I used to get frustrated when things didn’t go as planned until I remembered there is a higher plan, and I need to surrender an intelligence that knows everything. Even if I don’t complete everything on the schedule at the designated times and days, at least I have a guide.

Instead of homeschooling this year, we enrolled our daughter and son in an online public school program. I want our children to learn in a safe environment, have the freedom to cook and eat what they wanted, incorporate the bible and devotion, inspirational books, and flexibility with breaks, lunches, recesses, and PE. Thankfully, the universe answered via my husband. The online public school provides structured classes, socialization periods, free materials, including texts, preparation for state exams, and flexible scheduling.

We are still in the thick of preparation (rest & work balance), but I feel that I’m coming out of my cocoon. How about you?

We can do our best to plan and prepare and still surrender to life’s higher plan for our lives. I pray for comfort, love, and peace that surpasses understanding for you and yours. May you fulfill your divine purpose and transcend life experiences!

Make this lifetime great!

Timika Chambers

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