Posts Tagged ‘speaker’

Thankful!

March 14, 2017

Today while I was minding my own business in the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Gardens, a woman approached me and gushed, “I don’t want to embarrass you, but I know who you are and I want to thank you for the article you wrote about your son not reading until he was nine.” I thanked her for saying something, asked about her kids and met her friends that she was butterflying with. She wasn’t done, however. “I cut out that article and put it up in my bathroom. I read it every day! And I say to myself, ‘If Linda Crosby can make it through this, I can make it through this.'”

Her willingness to approach me and spill her beans blessed my socks off. I am so fortunate to be able to speak to homeschoolers through seminars, articles and day-to-day meetings around town. My passion is to encourage others to keep on keeping on. I am so blessed this year to be speaking in five other states, so I can love on some hurting mothers who just want to quit. This home educating gig ain’t for the faint of heart!

By no means am I the Wonder Woman of homeschooling. Far from it. I have made more mistakes than most… ask my kids! No, don’t. It might hurt my homeschool mom feelings. But there is something to be said about hearing how another mom failed over and over again, and seeing that their kids actually turned out okay… mostly, as contributing members of society who aren’t too socially awkward.

Be encouraged, homeschooling mama! The days when everything goes haywire are the days the kids will probably remember the most. (Unfortunately!) Usually they recall how you handled rough situations and they watched you get up out of bed the next day and try again at the homeschoolin’ deal.

My advice for the “End of March Blues” is to relax. Hardcore-Textbook Mom, play some board games. Stick-to-the-Planner Mom, read a good YWAM biography to the kids. Neatnik Mom, break down and let the kids papier mache outside… with the back door locked. OCD-Math Mom, cross out half the problems on today’s worksheet. Live on the edge. It’s okay to relax once in a while and have some fun. Funschooling is real.

Know that you are not alone. Find another homeschooling family… or five, and go to the Botanical Gardens! We did! It was a great break and math will still be there tomorrow!

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I got a New Website!

June 4, 2016

A new website may not seem exciting to those of you who are savvy in the tech world, but I am not, so it is to me. My previous website was built in 2008…. can you believe that? And it disappeared into the cyber never-never land when they tried to process my hosting fee on a debit card that died a painful death months ago. Then I didn’t get to it in time and it is GONE. Just like that. Don’t let your website disappear by procrastinating updating your debit card number! Learn from my mistakes, people.

To the rescue came my incredibly talented and intelligent sister-in-law, Jennie, who is a computer geek and so good at it. She simply “whipped up” a new site for me. It’s sharp, clean and direct. She amazes me and I am grateful we married into the same family so we could be sisters.

Go have a looksie: LindaCrosby.com

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Hot pink, black and some Kelly green thrown in for contrast. Makes me happy.

Thank you, Jennie! You da bomb-diggety!

 

Happy Ground Hog Day!

February 2, 2008

ground-og.jpg Big headlines for today:  Pennsylvania Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter.  (Is this a stock picture from 1927, or are there some serious Phil lovers in PA?)

And Phoenicians are rejoicing.   :o)