Great Homeschool Group on Periscope and Facebook

If you are a homeschool mom who needs some fellowship and comradery with other moms who homeschool and love to share their ideas and tips, feelings and struggles, triumphs and victories, and just pray for and bless each other, you might want to check out www.homeschoolscopes.tv.

We do broadcasts on www.Periscope.tv so we can talk to each other live or watch each other’s replays. And we communicate with each other on Facebook, too, through a Facebook page and through Facebook Live. It is a fun group and a very supportive, kind group of women. If you want to join the group go to www.Homeschoolscopes.tv which will take you to the Facebook page and send a request to join.

Each weekday afternoon at 4:45 Eastern time, we all come together on Periscope for about 15 minutes to half an hour of chatting and supporting each other. We call it Homeschool Happy Hour. We do shout-outs of scopes that some of us have done during that day. We share what is going on in our lives or give some tips or some kind of encouragement or even ask for advice! It is a great group. If you are looking for some homeschool support and some good, kind homeschooling friends, this might just be the group for you!

This link is to the first Homeschool Happy Hour I ever hosted.

https://www.periscope.tv/penneymaried/1mrxmgAOkdvGy?

Come and join us!

Frustration and Marriage

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Sometimes life gets hard. And having a good, strong marriage can help you through the hard times. At other times, it seems that your marriage is what is making life so hard.

So what do you do when it seems like life and marriage aren’t turning out the way you expected it to despite your best efforts?

Here are some things you can do to help improve your attitudes and make life more pleasant for yourself, for your husband and for your whole family:

  1.  Adjust your expectations.
  2.  Accept that some things about your mate may never change.
  3.  Take on the leadership role (e.g. spiritual leader)  if you have to even if you wish your husband would take it on.
  4.  Encourage your husband to read the same books about marriage, relationships, parenting, family, etc. that you are reading so that the two of you are on the same page. Pun intended.
  5.  Talk to your husband about how you are feeling in a non-threatening, non-accusing way.
  6.  Pray for God to help you to see your husband the way He sees him. And love him the way God does.

Please watch the scope I did about this topic here:

https://www.periscope.tv/penneymaried/1RDGloQwzEdKL?

Poetry Teatime: The One Where Daddy and Emma Read Together

Gary and Emma read a book called “Ask Me” together. This book is by Bernard Waber, who is known for his book, “Ira Sleeps Over”.  The audio is not good because of a video game playing in the background interfering with the sound. Sorry about that! I didn’t know until I listened to the replay. I will make sure nothing is playing in the background the next time I record a video or do a scope. We also have some squeaky doors in our house. I hadn’t noticed how noisy they are until I listened to this replay.

 

Abby spins her eyes around and around and says she is seeing the world!

 

And I read a poem by Jack Prelutsky called “The Lynx of Chain”, from the book, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”.

 

Then Morgan reads a poem called “Me” by Walter de la Mare and another one called “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” by Maya Angelou.

 

Watch the video here:

https://www.periscope.tv/penneymaried/1djxXEpnnXBKZ?

 

 

How Plexus Has Helped Me

I felt like I was slowly dying. I had no energy. I had lots of brain fog. It was hard for me to plan or think ahead to what I needed to do. I couldn’t be this way. I had 10 kids to take care of all by myself.

 

Then I got vertigo. I was so sick for three days, I really did think I was dying, and I wanted to. I was the only one who could drive because Gary was working in another state. I almost called 911. But I eventually recovered enough to get out of bed. The Lord sustained me. I couldn’t keep any food down for those 3 days. I laid in bed and watched Sid Roth videos of testimonies of healing for the next week. I finally tried to get up. The thought of trying to walk downstairs terrified me. I was so afraid of falling. When I did finally start walking around I looked like I was drunk.

 

I went to South Carolina to visit Gary in that condition. I slept most of the time that we were there. I couldn’t enjoy anything because I could hardly hold myself up or walk straight.

I tried different things to help get my balance back. Eventually things got better, like the ringing in my ears got quieter, I could walk very slowly and carefully, and the room stopped spinning.

I thought that things would improve a lot when we moved to Texas. But they didn’t. In certain places even now, when I get out of the car I feel light-headed and almost faint. I have to walk very carefully.

 

My digestion basically stopped. I felt like my whole body was just quitting. My tummy kept sticking out further. I wasn’t eating much of anything. Just walnuts. My stomach hurt every night when I laid down in bed. I couldn’t sleep because of the pain and discomfort. I couldn’t breathe through my nose at night, so I would stop breathing and wake up. Sleep was not working for me.

I started taking Plexus in January of 2015. My digestion improved right away. I started to feel more normal. I still wasn’t hungry like I should be, but at least I had times when I felt a twinge of hunger. I started to have some days where I had a little bit of energy, and I even got some ideas of things we could do. I was able to think a little bit more clearly.

I was able to get a little more active. I lost 10 pounds.

The support of my digestion is the biggest benefit I have experienced. I feel hunger more often now. My tummy has flattened. I don’t feel pain when I lay down at night. My clothes are looser and feel more comfortable now.

I no longer feel like I am dying. Instead of feeling like my body is shutting down, it feels like it is coming back to life.

It took years for me to get in that sorry condition, and now it is taking some time for me to recover.

 

I feel so much better now than I did right after I was struck by vertigo. I feel a lot better than I did when we first moved to Texas four years ago.

I am so thankful that I found Plexus. This is one of the best things about our move here.

 

I found Plexus in Texas. And I’m so glad I did!

 

If you want to know more about Plexus or how you can try the products, or join the business like I have, you can go to my website at www.shopmyplexus.com/penneydouglas.