Lyndsay Lambert, a graduate of Texas Tech University, home schooled her four now- grown children for 16 years. She assisted Tim, her husband of more than 40 years, in serving the home school community, first in helping to start and lead their local support group, and from 1990 to 2013, in running the Texas Home School Coalition, the statewide organization committed to serving and protecting Texas home schoolers. She retired to have more time to be a grandmother to her seven grandchildren and to be the “older woman” that she believes God has called her to be. Join her at her blog: FromAnOlderWoman.com.
Workshops that will be presented at the 2017 FEAST Convention:
1) Learning to Love Learning
If you teach a child to read, to write, to work with numbers, train him in character, and give him a love of learning, he could then educate himself. Reading, writing, and working with numbers are the tools of learning. Character is important because, for example, a lazy child will not put out the effort to educate himself; a proud child will not see the need to seek further learning. The love of learning is necessary for the young person to be motivated. But how does a home school mom communicate that love of learning? Lyndsay shares from her efforts to instill this love in each of her children during 16 years of home schooling.
2) No Money Back; No Guarantee – But the Reward of Obedience – Priceless!
All parents want their children to turn out well, but home schooling parents go the extra mile, they pour their lives into their children, and they sacrifice so much. Home schooling parents deserve to be successful, right?
3) Keeping the Peace – Session for Support Group Leaders
How do you deal with conflicts in the support group setting? Home schoolers by and large are independent and strong-willed, or they would not be home schooling. Lyndsay discusses scriptural principles as outlined by Peacemaker Ministries that will help you in your work with home schoolers in your group.
Click below to view a short video clip of Lyndsay Lambert on Types of Curriculum.
Follow this link to view the full youtube video message from Lyndsay Lambert: Keys to Success
Who’s Your Valentine?
by Lyndsay Lambert
Hey, home school moms? What have you got planned for Valentine’s Day this year? Do you like to bake heart-shaped cookies and have the children help you decorate them? Or will you attend a Valentine’s Day party at which the children share Valentine cards with all their friends?
But wait! Isn’t Valentine’s Day about romantic love (and things like roses, chocolates, and poetry)?
As home school moms, our focus is so often on our children as we prepare curricula, teach school, grade papers, worry over how each child is doing, etc., that our husbands are sometimes forgotten in all the busyness or become an after
thought when determining our priorities. Ladies, let’s use this Valentine’s Day to re-focus. How about putting some thought into what we can do to please our husbands? How can I show my man that he is the most important person in my life?
Keep in mind that a strong marriage will be better for your children, for from it they gain a stronger sense of security and a better understanding of what it takes for them to have a strong marriage. Therefore, time spent on your husband is not really time taken from the children. Everyone wins!
If you’ve never read (or you’ve forgotten) Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages, I suggest you start there. The best way to show your love to your husband is to communicate it in his love language, or he might not understand. To do this, you must first know what his love language is.
Dr. Chapman talks about the five languages as being quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation, gifts, and physical touch, and that there are even different dialects within a language. At first many women think that their husbands’ love language is touch, because it seems that they are so interested in the results of that. But to know the difference, you’ll need to read the book.
However, while we’re on that topic, how about putting out some extra effort in that area? Intimacy in the bedroom is important to any marriage, but it sometimes gets put on the back burner (or maybe off the stove completely) while the seemingly more urgent things get handled. After all, we’re busy home schooling our children, right?
Think about this: in most cases, your husband was around before the children. The hope is that he’ll be around after the children are grown and gone. However, if all your attention is going to the children now, he’ll probably focus on his work or hobbies or whatever makes him feel successful. When the children leave, you may find you no longer have anything in common or, worse, that he’s no longer there.
A good marriage needs to be cultivated over the years—yes, even the years of raising and home schooling the children.
This Valentine’s Day, put some thought, not just into what to do with the kids, but especially into communicating your love to your husband.
Then, let Valentine’s Day come more than once a year!