Hospitality in Your Homeschool

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Hospitality

Hospitality is the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. Specifically, this includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. Wikipedia

 

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I got the idea for Frienday from my friend, Cassie.
Having friends over for lunch and letting the kids tear up the house er…socialize.

It was great fun.

  • 12 Kids (ages 2-16)
  • 3 Mom’s
  • 2 loaves of bread
  • 5 cans of tuna
  • 3 bags of chips
  • 10 oranges
  • multiple red plastic cups with names written in Sharpie
  • Memories made

If you know me at all you know this was out of my comfort zone.

I don’t do girlfriends well.

I surely don’t do them at my house. With their kids. In the middle of the longest.winter.ever. (read they would be inside. All 12 of them)

It was a HUGE success. At least us moms thought so. We fed the kids then kicked them outside in their socks snow clothes to play.

We chatted. Jumped from one topic to another, never really finishing a thought, yet covering many. We enjoyed the fellowship with other homeschool moms.

 

Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

There is something about sharing a meal with fellow believers. Now, this wasn’t a quiet, lets sit and have tea, moment. I mean, there were 12 kids. We were HIGHLY outnumbered.

But we were moms. We ‘got it.’  It was OK that we were interrupted  a gazillion times for potty breaks or help with mittens.

We, as moms, are in this battle together. We are on the front lines while our devoted husbands are out working so we can stay home and homeschool. Sometimes we need reinforcements from others that understand us. That have been where we are.

 

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Katey K (14 Posts)

Mama Kautz is a self proclaimed Jesus Freak. She drinks her coffee iced, even in winter. She is a Patriot who writes about her homesteading and prepping journey, with teens, and a touch of their homeschool lifestyle. Married to The Principal, they live on 5 acres in North Idaho where she enjoys the simple life and watching her chickens.


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It’s Almost Here..the Countdown Begins!

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Did you know we are just-around-the-corner from nominating time? Seriously… look at the current time line:

  • Oct 8—Nominations Begin <<<Hey friends, that’s MONDAY!
  • Oct 12—Vendor Registration Closes (no new prizes will be added after this date)
  • Oct 22—Nominations End
  • Nov 2—Public Voting Begins
  • Nov 16—Voting Ends
  • Nov 19—Winners Announced

Is your blog ready for the traffic you’ll get? Are all your side bars updated and lined up nice and pretty? This is going to be so much fun!

Now pay close attention to this next item I’m going to remind you about.

There’s a category called “NEW Homeschool Blogger” and if you’re a new homeschol blogger you can still add your button to the Welcome Wagon.  Here’s why you’ll want to do this… because many people don’t know who’s NEW to the homeschool blogosphere. Be sure to submit your link and button there so people will know who to nominate!
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Oh man, you’re not going to want to miss out on this homeschool extravaganza! Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss a thing!

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This yearly homeschool event draws in homeschool bloggers (and readers) from all over the globe! Being as close to the action as possible will get you exposure to many more homeschool parents and you’ll get a chance to make new friends. Just swing on over to our Facebook page and get acquainted with everyone!

 

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You can let your readers, friends, and family know about this event and ask them to nominate you for whatever category you think fits. BE SURE to read the legal stuff to be sure you’re in step. Then feel free to grab a button and/or banner to spread the word along. Better yet, ask your friends to do the same. The more the merrier!

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Lisa (61 Posts)


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Once Upon a Homeschool Mom’s Conference Get-Away Time…

Chili's with Kelly #food #friends #iphonetx

Once upon a time there was a homeschool mom that needed encouragement. So she gathered up her teenage boy, her drooly little nursing one year old baby, an umbrella stroller, her laptop, the camera bag, and her iPhone and headed to Dallas to hear Sally Clarkson and her team of cheerleaders speak uplifting things.

She met up with another homeschool mom who was needing encouragement, too. And they had dinner at Chili’s; where the nicest waiter in the world happened to work. He even brought the teen boy an adult sized soda and happened to have a spoon for the baby’s pureed sweet potatoes. Fancy that!

Star Co. #sky #iphone4s #instadaily #all_shots #iphonetx #igers #starbucks #funny #coffee #picfx #night

He thought they were a little weird for taking his picture (and we warned him that it would end up on the internet)…

On the way back to the hotel, they stopped to get a coffee (for Kelly), a tea (for Heather) and a double chocolate chip frappe for the teen boy. The baby wasn’t so encouraged by not getting a drink, but he made do with watered down Sprite and had no idea they were tricking him out of excess sugar.

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The big kid enjoyed making fun of Starbucks for having their signage out. Star Co sounds rather cosmic and mysterious!

It was fun chatting about blogging and homeschooling… enjoying a leisurely evening with a friend who can relate… and tucking little baby-man in under a poofy hotel comforter after he pretended to call home to Daddy.

Tomorrow promises to be fantastic — as these two homeschool moms get to hear messages that will bless them in their resolve to be the best homeschool moms they can be. Hopefully they will continue on this amazing journey happily ever after.

More on the Mom Heart Conference later! Until then…

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Founder of the Homeschool Post | Homeschool enthusiast with two high school teens and two preschooling tots in the Austin, Texas area. Heather has been homeschooling over 11 years and blogging over 8 years. You can also find her - be it a little less formal - at her personal blog, Sprittibee.com


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