Thursday, February 15, 2018

How to BEST love your children


Have you ever heard of the 5 LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman? My husband and I first read this book when we were dating, and preparing for marriage. I was excited to find out not only do these languages apply to children, but Chapman had also written a book specific to children and teens!

Don't have time to read the books? Check out the summary here: 5 Love Language Summary Short Video

Here's another helpful link: 

Here's a great article that talks about 7 SIMPLE WAYS TO SHOW LOVE TO YOUR CHILDREN. 

Here's a link to a quiz for yourself, your children or your teens and discover your love languages!

One of the greatest benefits I have found from discovering the love languages of those around you: You don't waste time. And all mom's are busy, right? If your child's love language is touch--give them a hug and don't waste time scrapbooking their life! If your child's love language is quality time--go for a walk or play checkers, but don't stress over buying the perfect gift! 


Monday, January 29, 2018


THESIS had it's first HISTORY ALIVE FAIR on Friday night. This event was well attended and filled with fun, learning and excitement! Lewis, Clark, and Sacajawea were in attendance. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Annie Oakley, Marquis De Lafayette, George Washington, Anna Atkins and so many more famous men and women of the past came to share their stories. We also learned about the Titanic, Trail of Tears, the Mayflower, days of the Wild West, NASA, The Linux Kernel, Greek Mythology and Pioneer times, just to name a few. 

One mother shared how much fun her children had preparing for the fair: It's changed the way I'm going to teach history! It's so much more fun for them to learn with this hands on approach!"  

Thanks everyone for putting out a great effort on your projects, and to Miranda, our organizer!! 
Truly, we are better together!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


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Is it too cold to go outside? Are the roads to dangerous to travel? Why not take the next few days to prepare for the HISTORY FAIR! ​Get started on your projects right away! Our first HANDS ON HISTORY FAIR is right around the corner.

  • Pick your favorite person, event, or past civilization
  • Research and present your pick to the group in a fun way! Be creative! 
  • Dress like your character
  • Cook and serve a dish from the era
  • Setup and demonstrate games from years past
  • Make your topic come to life in a creative way!
  • Work alone, in groups or as a family
We can't wait to see your projects! And we can't wait to share a night of HANDS ON HISTORY with you! Invite your friends and family to join us! The more the merrier!

Questions: Contact Miranda Shields @

Thursday, December 28, 2017


(a little bit of calm in the chaos of homeschooling)

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Maybe you're new at this, or maybe you've been homeschooling for what seems like forever! Either way, we are hoping you will join us this semester as we ALL come together to share our resources, thoughts, concerns, and encouragement with one another. Because we all know: WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER!

We'll provide a casual environment for THESIS moms each week during class time to come together, share a cup of coffee and learn alongside each other. Each week we'll cover a different topic relating to motherhood and homeschooling. Each week stands on its own, so you can come and go as a topic interests you, or as your weekly class volunteer schedule allows. 

If you will take 2 minutes to complete the following survey--you will help us make MOMSPACE even better this year! And as a bonus, if you do complete the survey and send Lorrie an email saying you finished it, you will be entered in drawing to receive a free gift!


then send Lorrie an email and let her know you took the survey:

Lorrie's email: