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Making the Most of Monday: O Monday, Monday, wherefore art thou Monday?


If you are new to the magazine, Making the Most of Monday is a regular part of our features. Mondays  signify one important thing, a fresh start. It's like a new years resolution at the start of every week.

Hopefully by Monday you've taken some off time during the weekend to rejuvenate, spend quality time with loved ones and friends, which makes Monday your chance to really get to work and make the most of your week.

Well, hello Monday!

It seems as if I've been missing you. Friday turns into Saturday so quickly and Saturday into Sunday just as fast, that Monday just gets lost into the mix. I've been missing my Monday fresh start as each day blends into the next. Selling a house on top of everyday tasks seems to have swallowed you up! I'm also adoring sweet, sweet sleep. My body was calling for it and boy, I'm so glad I found some this morning. Amidst the puppy's accident in his den at 5am, I think I've recovered quite well. In fact, I'm feeling refreshed and renewed.

What about you? Have you lost Monday? I vote we take it back and start over, I needed Monday back just as bad as Saturday!

This past weekend has been such a whirlwind, we went to our first ever homeschool convention with over 13,000 people in attendance. It was so rewarding, eye opening and a lot of fun. My mom joined me for the half day and full day on Friday. Her presence and help was wonderful. Don't you just love how moms can do that? They just fill in the the holes, smoothing things over, making you feel on top of your game. I truly appreciate my mama. Thanks for going with me mom. On Saturday hubby was able to go and he picked up where my mama left off and we had a blast.

One of the most invigorating and wonderful speakers we heard at the convention was John Rosemond. His talks were not on homeschooling at all, but parenting. I haven't made Vintage Indie much of a parenting blog, but I'm going to change that for just a moment. If you are a parent looking for help, change, a refresher I highly recommend John Rosemond. He has published several books and writes a column appearing weekly in more than 200 newspapers nationwide including The Charlotte Observer, Miami Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Hartford Courant, Omaha World-Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Raleigh News and Observer, Durham Herald, and Albuquerque Journal.

We actually attended all five of his sessions at the convention, five hours worth of good, good parenting information. His advice is not typical, not your typical ten-step program for parenting, but a liberating and eye opening experience for parents of today. If you are one of those parents, tired of the psychology mumbo-jumbo shoved down our throats these days, pay his website a visit or check out one of his books. I don't think you will be disappointed. 

John's sessions from the convention will be appearing sometime soon on which is a live streaming channel and community website on the internet, much like Vintage Indie's Vintage Pulse community. Keep an eye out for their broadcast schedule featuring it. It will only appear for about two weeks there.

In the meantime, have a super-ultra-mega-fantastic day! I'll be back this week with some vintag-y goodness for you.

♥ Gabreial



I love John Rosemond. I read a couple of his book and we saw him when he was in Omaha. I tried his potty training technique with my last two. I can't say it worked the best but they really have some training "issues" I still think his theory on it is good.

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