My New Normal - Minding the Kings

My New Normal

If you are a regular reader, you may have noticed that I have been away from my blog for over 2 months now! Don’t worry, I’m OK. I have just had a lot going on. I know, I know, everyone is busy. My busy had me being pulled in so many different directions that something had to give. I had to figure out a new schedule. A new normal and a new rhythm.

Some Lifestyle Changes

A very large part of my new normal is homeschooling! If you watch my Instagram you have seen some of what we’ve been up to. Mr. King and I pulled the kids out of school in November. Now my children with me all day every day, and I feel guilty to take too much time away from them to do anything. However, I am realizing now we all need a balance of time together and time on our own. So I a planning on taking some time for myself here and there to write.

My New Normal post

Planning and teaching take up a lot of time too! More than I realized it would! I am currently teaching 3 different ages (preschool, 1st grade and 4th grade respectively), and creating the curriculum myself. I do plan on purchasing some open-and-go curriculum soon to alleviate this pressure a bit! There are just so many choices that I get overwhelmed!

Another part of the busyness and our new normal is becoming foster parents. My husband and I are in the process of getting our license as we speak! This is an exciting, terrifying, and God ordained change to our lifestyle. Even 6 months ago I would have told you we had no plans to ever do foster care. But now here we are, getting licensed, with the possibility of bringing children into our home in June. I don’t know right now how long we will foster for or what exactly its going to look like. I am trying not to run ahead of God on this one and follow His lead. Please, keep my family in your prayers about this!

New Plans

I am going to have to find a new normal for my writing too. I have missed sending monthly newsletters while I have been off, but I hope to get back on to sending those out regularly! If you don’t yet subscribe, please fill out the opt-in form so you can stay up to date! I have plans for guest posts to come, along with more book reviews, faith-filled articles, information to share with all of you homeschooling families out there, and more! I hope to post AT LEAST bi-weekly!

Help Me Help Us!

It may help me find my new normal when it comes to writing if you let me know what you want to see! Is there a specific topic you want to know more about? Is there a resource you are looking for but have been unable to find? Are you looking for a solution to a specific problem related to studying the Bible, marriage, parenting, homeschooling, etc? Are you looking for a certain kind of recipe? Or do you have a prayer request, and want to know that there is someone listening and standing with you?

Please let me know in the comments, or feel free to email me at Thank you so much for your patience and support!

Until I get more new content up, please feel free to check out some of my previous posts, such as Beautiful Feet or my recipe for Apple Pecan Stuffed French Toast!

8 thoughts on “My New Normal

  1. Hey, welcome back! Those couple of months must have been crazy and I’m sure things are still a little wonky. Writing your own curriculum has got to be a chore so I hope that settles down soon. Take your time getting back online. I took a month or so off over the holidays, sort of, but I’m still battling busyness even after finding some breathing room. Anyway, looking forward to your posts in 2019.

    1. Thank you Stephen! Putting together curriculum is something I have enjoyed doing, but it is so time consuming that I hope it settles down soon too. I hope you can find a break from your busyness soon!

  2. It sounds like you are busy with all good things. Praying that you will have wisdom as you learn how to balance all these things. I am moving to the other end — about to retire from homeschooling. My son graduates this spring and we have placed our daughter in the local school.

  3. Jennifer, I am so excited to hear about the new things God is doing in your life! Wow! If I had it to do all over again, I would homeschool our kids. It must be all-comsuming but I so admire you for doing this! And becoming a foster parent, that is such a blessing, but will be difficult no doubt. May the Lord bless you all and meet every need of your heart!

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