Do you have cucumbers that you need to quickly use up?
As our garden is coming to an end, I found a few cucumbers that I wanted to quickly and easily use up.
If I have a lot of them, I will can them, but I did not feel like doing that this time.
Homemade relish is delicious but I wanted something that I didn’t have to worry about.
Then I thought of my grandmas recipe for cucumbers she would make us on Sundays for dinner. I looked through the recipes she gave me a couple years ago and found it. It takes less then 10 minutes from start to finish.
This is a great cool side to go along with your meal.
Gma’s Sweet and Sour Cucumbers
2 cucumbers, (1lb) peeled and sliced
1/2 c white vinegar
1/4 c sugar
2 tsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c water
After peeling and slicing the cucumbers, mix ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
The word no implies a negative meaning; however it is not always a bad thing.
I love being a wife and mom. It makes it even better that I can homeschool too. Often, I have to guard these things.
Sometimes there are seasons in your life that will make it a challenge to run your school. Other times, unfortunately, there are people that make it a challenge for you. Continue reading “Learning to Say No”
Not too long ago I was in a conversation with someone who was very interested in homeschooling. They began asking all kinds of questions about how we do it.
Then this person started talking about their two children.
They told me about their oldest child and how they had graduated early and been very academically inclined. They also told me how this led to success after college.
Then you could feel the mood drop as we began to talk about the youngest child. This child did average work but seemed to have no motivation in school, dropped out of college, and had a string of bad employment choices behind them.
Now I have talked to more than one person with similar situations, and I have seen it play out several times.
What struck me as different this time was the sheer disappointment that was displayed right in front of me, and I don’t even know this person very well. I have the feeling that this was truly something that was a huge issue in their family and that the youngest child was probably well aware that they were the black sheep.
Choosing homeschool curriculum could cause you to go into information overload. There are so many choices!
It’s important to evaluate them according to your family’s needs.
For example, a mother with an only child can devote more individual teaching time than a mother with six children. The mother of six needs to be more creative when scheduling school and choosing curriculum.