Homeschool Mama’s Journal Week Review

  • In my life this week…
    Where do I begin…I’ve been sick, but getting better.  I’ve had a horrible stomach pain and had an upper scope done on Tuesday with biopsy, so I am waiting for the results to see if I have a gluten problem.  I’ve been avoiding gluten anyway for now and knock on wood I feel a little better everyday. I’ve been still doing school with the girls, just in small doses.   I wrote a really raw, emotion filled blog entry to release some of my stress. I want to be intentional, but…
  • In our homeschool this week…
    We’ve been working on Math-U-See lessons and some critical thinking skills.  Evelyn is struggling with adding more than 4 numbers…she hates it. The girls are doing lots of reading and writing too.  Trying to maintain the main subjects and mix in some fun learning opportunities when they arise.
  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
    RELAX and remember they are only little for so long.  Allow their creative minds to wander and know that they will learn the things they need to know when the time comes.  I think letting them be creative outside is equally as important as textbook stuff.
  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
    We are going to our friend’s house for a lunch playdate today. We are very excited and looking forward to getting out with some good friends and fun.  This Mama needs to get out of the coop.  We are scaling back on things we are involved in and focusing on quality time with friends and family for now.  Mabel and Evelyn are still riding weekly, the other 2 want to join in too, waiting for an opening.
  • My favorite thing this week was…
    Was selfish, but finally starting to feel a little better and I get a much-needed date night with my hubby tonight!!!!!!
  • My kiddo’s favorite thing this week was…
    Horse riding for the older 2, G enjoyed playing with her friends at church, and Vera liked her cuddle time with Mama.
  • Things I’m working on…
    So many things…but letting things go that are not in my control.  I am turning it over to God and allowing him to do what He see’s necessary.
    Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • I’m cooking…
    not too much these days, but I plan on returning soon!
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Homeschool Mama Journal

  • In my life this week…
    We made our last hurrah trip to Disney on Monday and Tuesday.  We stayed over night at Coronado Springs hotel.  It was a nice hotel.  The girls really enjoyed themselves and even got to go swimming in the nice pool.  I was miserably sick with a head cold, but toughed it out.  It was fun to watch the girls in all their excitement. They all got to go on their favorite rides at the parks. Mabel and Evelyn love Rock-n-Roll Coaster, Gretchen loves the People Mover at Magic Kingdom and Vera loves the Merry Go Round.  On our way to Magic Kingdom
  • In our homeschool this week…
    We made great family memories with the girls, it was a wonderful year having the Season Pass.  We will do it again in a couple years.  We did minimal school work b/c I was not well.  We kept it to the basic’s, reading, writing, and math. The girls are finishing the week of with a research project.  Each one is picking an insect to do a presentation on.
  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
    Don’t sweat the small stuff, when you are sick you can still get some work in make it count.  Watch educational movies and do read alouds!!!
  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
    We went up to Disney and saw lot of characters.  Fun times.  We usually never do the character picture spots, but we did some this time and the girls enjoyed it.  This was them with the characters from Wreck it Ralph.

    Wreck it Ralph
  • My favorite thing this week was…
    watching the girls really enjoy themselves at the parks.  Even though I didn’t feel well, and didn’t ride many rides it was fun to watch them so excited about everything.  I loved seeing my hubby joining in the fun with the girls and making us all laugh.  Some of those highlights are to follow…DSC_0203 DSC_0253 DSC_0274
  • My kiddos favorite thing this week was…
    well that’s  no brainer…Mom needing sick time, LOL.  No, it was Disney!!! They did SO well, no whining, no arguing…days like these make me so proud!! I look at these pics and get sad and happy, b/c they are growing up to be such beautiful young ladies, who truly love each other. Awesome!!!!
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  • Things I’m working on…
    Getting healthy.  This week I’ve started my new lifestyle change/diet.  I am doing well so far and down 5lbs!  Yeah me!!!
  • I’m cooking…
    yes, always cooking!  I did a great chuck roast last night!!
  • I’m Reading…
    I just started a book given to me by my sister-in-law, called Made to Crave.  So far, so good! Thanks Michelle!!
  • I’m grateful for…
    a wonderful LOVING hubby!!  He is so supportive and encouraging for me.  I just love this man!!!  He’s a hard worker and provides so much for our family.  He’s the backbone of our home and I don’t do anything without considering him first.  I am so glad God created him for me!!!!
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  • I’m praying for…
    friends that are dealing with some tough areas that affect their marriage.  I pray that God will give them wisdom and good judgement in handling all those touch areas.
    a friend who is so close to making a book deal for a devotional that she’s spent many years preparing, God has his hand in the deal and it will work it for good.
    my hubby and his brother to have safe flying and are able to finish the job with accuracy and patience needed dealing with the changing minds of the farmers.
    Mother-Daughter event tonight that I get to attend with Mabel tonight at church, hope it continues opening doors and we are able to keep our open communication always going.

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Homeschool Mama’s Journal

  • In my life this week…
    I am trying to restore order to our home and   homeschool time.  We’ve been on vacation and having a good time.
  • In our homeschool this week…
    I am taking Monday to plan out our next week.  I haven’t had a chance to do that yet, with all the fun we’ve been having.
  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
    Keep it Simple
  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
    We spent New Year’s in Marathon, FL with my whole family, there were 19 of us!!!  We all made it home alive. We made lots of memories, laughed, kayaked, paddleboarded and even swam in the water.
  • My favorite thing this week was…
    Getting to see my girls enjoy time with their cousins.  Making memories that last forever!
  • My kiddos favorite thing this week was…
    Playing with their cousins, getting ice cream everyday and getting to interact with a manatee they names Manny
  • Things I’m working on…
    Being more intentional in all aspects of my life, not sure how that looks yet, still a work in progress right now.
  • I’m cooking…
    healthy dinners…gotta menu plan today too.
  • I’m Reading…
    The Atonement Child, by Francine Rivers
    It’s a great book that my sister-in-law loaned to me.  I can’t put it down. 
  • I’m grateful for…
    A new year and new beginnings, he makes all things new.
  • I’m praying for…
    God to open my eyes and ears and to help live my life intentionally for Him.  Whatever challenges or blessings come my way, I know that it is through Him, and works all things for good.
  • A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…Image

These are my girls and their cousins at the beach on New Year’s Eve