HomeSchool Mom of 8



  1. Tracey
    September 27, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Looking forward to your advice on homeschooling. What an accomplishment – raising and preparing young men for college.

    • admin
      September 28, 2014 - 2:03 pm

      Yes Tracey, it has been an adventure to say the least. Never a dull moment, such a wonderful challenge! follow me, I’ll be updating quite often!

  2. Darleen
    March 14, 2015 - 5:33 am

    Wow. Powerful

    • SMModica
      March 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm

      Thank you, sorry it took so long for the reply. I’m just figuring out how to do it!

  3. Candy
    January 2, 2016 - 5:48 pm

    We are empty nesters. I miss having my kids around. We visit often which helps. We do family vacation.

    • Adrienne Brown
      January 10, 2016 - 8:10 pm

      Aah,you can get those extra hugs and kisses in on your visits. No grand kids yet, but I’m sure that will be another great chapter in our lives! Thanks

  4. Shann Eva
    January 3, 2016 - 9:52 pm

    You have beautiful children. I am a mom to all boys, but they are still young. My oldest is in kindergarten, so your post reminds me to not take the time for granted. Thank you.

    • Adrienne Brown
      January 10, 2016 - 8:11 pm

      All boys what fun! Cherish this time! Thanks

  5. janet Trieschman
    January 3, 2016 - 10:09 pm

    lovely photo and I totally agree with your CS Lewis quote

  6. Rochelle
    January 3, 2016 - 10:40 pm

    Beautiful words; thank you for sharing!

  7. Vickie Munton
    January 10, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Good for you, mama!! The library has always been a favorite place, and discovering a great book is like finding that little gold nugget! My kids are all grown now, but we did the same–read to them long before they were able to read and now share books as a family–as a matter of fact, we still have the tradition of giving a new book at Christmas! (We do the four simple gifts: something you want, something you need, something to wear and something to READ!)
    Nice to meet you! 🙂 stopping by from The Peony Project.

    • Adrienne Brown
      January 10, 2016 - 8:15 pm

      I Loved the free treasures that we would find!Thank you

  8. Leslie
    January 10, 2016 - 4:44 pm

    This is great, I admire parents who homeschool. It gives a sense of family and respect that a lot of children these days lack.

    • Adrienne Brown
      January 10, 2016 - 8:17 pm

      Although it isn’t the only way, it is a very good way to instill respect for others.
      Thank you

  9. Rachel G
    January 11, 2016 - 7:00 am

    I love reading good books to kids! The 4 year olds I homeschool, though, are still in the stage of actually learning phonics and learning to read–going through the process of learning the sounds that letters and letter blends make–I hope that eventually they’ll gain a love of reading to learn. Those little phonics books that they can handle reading aren’t all that interesting. 😛

    • Adrienne Brown
      January 11, 2016 - 3:48 pm

      Oh, I hear you,they aren’t. Yet, somehow I really loved to read the ones I had from Abeka books. I kept those little things in a plastic bag so that they would last for all 4 of my boys. When my little ones couldn’t read , I just gave them crayons and large sheets of paper. I read as they colored, it was a very enriching time for all of us, especially me. Funny how, homeschooling them made me feel as if I was in school, only this time I loved it! Thanks

  10. chloe | boxwood avenue
    March 31, 2016 - 5:00 am

    Isn’t it interesting how He reveals himself to you? I have been working on trust! Beautiful post!

    • Adrienne Brown
      March 31, 2016 - 11:22 am

      Yes, Chloe I have found that since I have been in a relationship with the Lord He does reveal Himself in everything. It’s so profound to me. The trust thing can be very elusive with people, but sincerely concrete once you put it in Him. Let’s talk sometime! Thank you for the comment.

  11. Kusum
    March 31, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    Interesting read, I hadn’t paid so much attention to String theory in the past. Like how you have drawn parallels and put it in such simple words, deep!
    xx, Kusum |

    • Adrienne Brown
      March 31, 2016 - 4:46 pm

      Wow, thanks for that comment. I hoped that it would be simple enough to understand,yet deep for the thinker in us.

  12. Jennifer L. } Modern Chic
    March 31, 2016 - 6:25 pm

    Really interesting post. I find myself now wanting to read more on the subject.

    • Adrienne Brown
      March 31, 2016 - 10:31 pm

      Very interesting, you should. Watch the other videos It is a fun subject to learn about!

  13. Sami
    April 7, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    I definitely couldn’t live under water (huge fear of the ocean!) but it’s such an interesting concept!


    • Adrienne Brown
      April 8, 2016 - 11:14 am

      Yes, it is Sami, I absolutely love the ocean, yet I am desperately scared of its vastness. Thanks for watching!

  14. Joscelyn
    April 7, 2016 - 7:25 pm

    How cool is this?! I know my kids will enjoy these videos..thanks for sharing!

    • Adrienne Brown
      April 8, 2016 - 11:10 am

      Hello Joscelyn, it is such a fascinating subject. Talk about exploring new worlds, awesome!
      Thanks for your comment

  15. Joscelyn
    April 8, 2016 - 5:53 pm

    Beautiful and very introspective…the beginning reminds me of how I am—Introverted and shy, keeping to myself.

    • Adrienne Brown
      April 8, 2016 - 6:19 pm

      Aah, well your comment is super special to me. This poem is truly personal for me, a fight that I am determined to win.

  16. Teresa
    November 10, 2016 - 7:19 pm

    Adrienne this is a great reminder of how he is both the beginning and the end. While there is often effort made to discount there being an existence there is no way around it. This is an awesome post and humbling indeed.

    • Adrienne Brown
      November 11, 2016 - 1:11 pm

      Thank you, Teresa! He is a humbling kinda God!

  17. Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook
    November 11, 2016 - 12:54 am

    So beautiful and peaceful! I can listen to that all day long!

    • Adrienne Brown
      November 11, 2016 - 1:10 pm

      Yes, Sabrina, that’s why we love to sit on the porch as we’re doing our school work, It’s peaceful!

  18. Joseyphina
    November 15, 2016 - 11:41 am

    We thank God for finding fulfillment in mothering your boys. A very inspiring piece.

    • Adrienne Brown
      November 15, 2016 - 10:27 pm

      Thank you Joseyphine, it has been a real joy for me!

  19. Chelsea
    November 15, 2016 - 1:28 pm

    It’s funny….I just feel like I have a gut feeling that I will be a mother of all boys as well. I’ve nannied for two families as a college students and they were ALL boys…I think a boy mom just fits my personality better! Only time will tell…

    • Adrienne Brown
      November 15, 2016 - 10:30 pm

      I bet you will have what it takes to mother all boys, too! Thanks for your comment.

  20. Mary Barham
    November 15, 2016 - 9:21 pm

    You are an awesome mom!! Sounds like you have raised some very strong men! I am with you… there is nothing that would ever make me regret being home with my babies.

    • Adrienne Brown
      November 15, 2016 - 10:34 pm

      No regrets! It has been the best charge I have had since becoming a mom! I have worked many different jobs, served in the United States Airforce, and started my own businesses. Yet Nothing beats raising my boys! Thanks for the comment!

  21. Kitty
    November 16, 2016 - 3:57 am

    Must say you are the best Mom 👍🏼❤️

    • Adrienne Brown
      November 28, 2016 - 6:32 pm

      Wow! what a compliment, Thank you!

  22. Chrissy
    January 2, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    How fun! I can only imagine how much work they put into this! Amazing!

    • Adrienne Brown
      January 2, 2017 - 6:07 pm

      Yes! they did enjoy putting it together. I didn’t realize how much detail went into animation! Thanks for your comment!

  23. Nch
    October 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm

    Well said. My day pretty much mimics this each day of the week.

    • Adrienne Brown
      October 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm

      Yes, Many parents of little ones, teenagers do this shuffle! I just wish the ones looking in from afar could appreciate the dance.

  24. Katherine Viemeister
    October 16, 2018 - 2:26 am

    Parenting, and being a good parent, has got to be one of the more difficult jobs there is. It is not easy when done right. This tells me you’re doing a good job. Those children will appreciate what you’ve done, when they get old enough to understand. As for the folks looking in, and giving you a hard time regarding your methods of parenting, just ignore it, they are not running your race, you are, and you know what works for you and yours. {{hugs}} to the tired mom & dad, and my you both get a good night’s sleep.

    • Adrienne Brown
      October 16, 2018 - 11:07 am

      Thank you friend,it’s not the parenting that is steeling my joy, it is the outside pressure. Yet, I am empowered by your prayers, Blessing to you!

  25. Shack
    December 8, 2018 - 6:16 am

    I appreciate your story, keep sharing it. Everyone has a journey and I think people forget that. They do see that “finished product” or think it has always been that way. God shakes us, prunes us, and guides us. Those times are humbling and often painful. It is sweet that your story shows the power of the Holy Spirit and His hands on you when you found Him, trusted Him, and ran towards Him.

    • Adrienne Brown
      December 8, 2018 - 4:09 pm

      Yes, at the time I didn’t even have a firm grip on the fullness of God. But, praise God that he new me!

  26. Amaris
    December 8, 2018 - 4:33 pm

    A very admirable journey through life! I can think of a few women who could acutely relate. I recently saw someone say “add the term ‘right now’ to your frustrating situation” and it sounds like 4 and 5 year olds can definitely test that theory!

  27. Melody Mulder
    December 20, 2018 - 8:40 pm

    I love your openness! It is hard and at times as a young single mom I feel like I can’t go on one more day and everyday feels like a failure. Sometimes digging deep just doesn’t feel possible and I have found that in those times God gives the strength or sends an older godly woman that has been in my position to bring grace. Sometimes hearing the gentle words “I have been there, I promise it gets better, you’re doing a great job” can make all the difference! Thank you for saying just that in this article!

    • Adrienne Brown
      December 20, 2018 - 8:51 pm

      Aah Melody, I am so glad that you enjoyed my little story. I just felt the Holy-spirit telling me to share with you younger moms. It does get better, even if it turns out totally different from what we thought, things will get better! Keep pushing forward, sister!

  28. Kate Murray
    October 1, 2019 - 5:00 pm

    These are important suggestions for any person to consider before interrupting a mom’s teachable moment…even the moms who are not single!

    • Adrienne Brown
      October 5, 2019 - 7:03 am

      That’s my point Kate, we must be careful not to diminish a moms authority. Particularly right in front of her children!Thanks for your input!

  29. Michelle Blackwood
    July 24, 2020 - 7:13 am

    I love this recipe with all the yummy fresh garden veggies, I can’t wait to try.

    • Adrienne Brown
      July 24, 2020 - 10:07 am

      Thank you Michelle, you will love it!

  30. Daniela Alonso
    July 24, 2020 - 10:45 am

    Such a healthy meal for the summer! Love it!

    • Adrienne Brown
      July 24, 2020 - 10:49 am

      Yes, it is healthy and tasty! Thank you

  31. Annette
    July 27, 2020 - 6:26 pm

    Made it sans cucs a d different dressing

    • Adrienne Brown
      July 28, 2020 - 7:03 am

      Hey, this spaghetti salad is completely versatile! Glad you tried it!

  32. Annette
    August 10, 2020 - 3:37 pm

    isn’t that grand that your grown boys are springing it forward, the teaching of outdoor skills to their youngsters as well. Love it!

    • Adrienne Brown
      August 10, 2020 - 6:31 pm

      Yes, Annette, I love watching it happen! Traditions are good for passing it down! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  33. Kristen
    August 10, 2020 - 6:23 pm

    I fondly remember talking with my grandmom as she was cooking in her small kitchen. I really wish we had taken more time to actually work on recipes so I could replicate some of her meals and thus my great-grandmom’s meals, too. I hope to pass along the few things I can cook to my own children.

    • Adrienne Brown
      August 10, 2020 - 6:38 pm

      Aaw, Kristen, you will be just fine. Some of the kids that I have fostered, cherishes the memory of a bologna sandwich because their biological mom made it for them.

  34. Lori
    August 11, 2020 - 7:57 pm

    Cloth bags- Yes! We use cloth bags all the time, particularly for library trips.

    • Adrienne Brown
      August 12, 2020 - 1:37 pm

      They are the best! Cloth bags really keep books in place!

  35. Lori
    August 11, 2020 - 8:08 pm

    Beautiful post.

    • Adrienne Brown
      August 12, 2020 - 1:38 pm

      Thank you Lori, good family memories are things of beauty!

  36. Yvonne Billian
    August 12, 2020 - 4:37 pm

    I love how cooking can provide so much healing and love. There are certain foods that my grandmother makes that I make for my family too. It’s so much fun to make them with my kids too.

    • Adrienne Brown
      August 13, 2020 - 4:56 am

      I wouldn’t have any traditions to pass down if it weren’t for my grandmother. I loved her cooking! Thanks for stopping by!

  37. Dawn Peluso
    August 13, 2020 - 12:45 pm

    I totally agree, it is so important to find what works for your family!

    • Adrienne Brown
      August 13, 2020 - 4:17 pm

      Yes, Dawn, it is the only way to homeschool as far as I am concerned! Thanks for commenting!

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