I’m interested to see Raising Homemakers is having a weekly link up for those using Polished Cornerstones.  I have had this resource on my shelf for many many years and have only managed to dip into it.  The other day I was reflecting on “Are we doing the important things?” and decided to make room on our Fridays for some one on one time with each of my children working with Polished Cornerstones (girls) and Plants Grown Up (boys).  The last few weeks we’ve been on a fairly unstructured routine as we focus on creative projects and family events so the time isn’t right just at the moment to start such intentional time.  I expect to start in a few weeks time when we get back to the more normal type of days.  In the meantime you maybe interested in reading other people’s journeys as they teach their daughters to love God and to be homemakers.

Why are we using this resource?  This is a good question to ask regardless of what curriculum or resource you decide to run with.  So what are my expectations?  My children are 17ds, 15dd, 13dd, and 11ds and they have been doing chores around the house since they were very young – so it isn’t about teaching them to manage the home or to care for possessions but it is to touch their hearts with the words of God in practical areas of their life (I’m sure they’ll learn new skills as well, or polish up ones they’ve been doing for years.)  I am setting aside one on one time because each of them is in a different place as they understand God’s desires for each gender (yes these will be gender specific studies), each one is in a different place as they understand God’s Word.  On my routine (which was tweaked to fit this in) you will see 1-on-1 discipleship because this is at the heart of this timeslot in our week.  It really won’t matter if we pull out lessons from Polished Cornerstones or Plants GrownUp or not – the important thing will be that we talk about heart issues, that I have an opportunity to speak into my children’s lives and direct them to seeking wisdom from God’s word.

How are we going to use this resource?  Another good question to ask regardless of what curriculum or resource you pick up.  First lesson we need to learn when buying resources – we don’t have to do it their way!  We can tweak and make a resource/curriculum fit our circumstance and need.  So how to use this in our family at this time of our life?  I expect to do 3 sessions a month, with each session about ½ hour each (or longer if we need it).  During that ½ hour we will read the lesson in the book and discuss it’s application.  This may mean they do some more study (during the week or the following Friday) or it may mean they work on a particular project (during the week or on the following Friday).  I have no time limitation on how long it will take us to do each lesson though I don’t expect it will be quicker than a month each lesson.  I personally like to take a month for heart issues – it helps truths get from our head to our heart and out through our hands.

Now we are only at the beginning of our journey using this tool and I fully expect to have to tweak my ideals, my expectations and my plans.  That is life.    But we are going to give it a shot and I’m excited about it.

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