Reports from the Trenches

By Cindy Puhek

Lessons learned by this active homeschool mother of five - Scriptural, relevant, encouraging, and often funny, too!

Hating History

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 29, 2015
My oldest child is now in high school and things have changed a bit in our homeschool. Primarily, the difference between her earlier schooling and her current schooling is she now takes quizzes and tests and is assigned grades for her…Read

But Not The Hippopotamus

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 08, 2015
Sandra Boynton has written may witty, fun children’s books. Most of us have made our bedtime routine with our children far more entertaining with her ingenious stories. But some of her stories are surprisingly deep. Here are the…Read

What I’ve Learned From 16-years As A Parent (Part 2)

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 01, 2015
As I look back on the first 16-years of parenting, there are definitely things I would do differently or change if I could. Here are a few: 1. I would put NO confidence in my flesh. Like most parents, I was very insecure about my…Read

What I’ve Learned From 16 Years As A Parent (Part 1)

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 20, 2015
My oldest child turned 16-years old last week. The age struck me hard, just like it struck me when she turned 5-years old. When she was 5, I realized her baby, toddler, and preschooler days were over and she was now a child and would…Read

Blessed Distractions

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 25, 2015
My first born child is an academic star. She would likely have been the top student in any classroom in which she studied. She learned to read at 3-years old and has a nearly photographic memory. She was easy to teach and I felt like…Read

The Unexpected Power of Goals and Scheduling

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 18, 2015
I’m discovering the power of the schedule. Our calendar is pretty open every month with only a few commitments each week. As the new year began, my husband and I prayerfully decided on some goals for the year. I used to HATE setting…Read

Goal Planning

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on January 04, 2015
Happy 2015! I’ve been setting goals lately and looking to see how I did with last years goals. I had some successes, some failures, and some partial successes. I need to do better menu planning and tracking expenses. I was…Read

Cancelling Christmas

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on December 22, 2014
I had to cancel Christmas this year. The group of 40 people who were to meet at our house on Christmas Eve to worship and fellowship together will not be coming. My parents and their foster kids and my brother and his family will not…Read

Bubbles

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on December 07, 2014
Colossians 3:2-3 - Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. My husband and I had a wonderful night last night celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. …Read

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 23, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t you love Thanksgiving? It’s so wonderful to stop and thank God for His many mercies towards us. So here’s my short list of things I am thankful for: Home schooling - Thank You God for leading us to…Read