March 2, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal


In my life this week…

This week has been a long one. Basketball practice, haircuts, missing my hubby away at training. It has been a good way to reconnect with him through phone calls and personal conversations that have given us the opportunity to stop and talk during the evenings when most if the time we are busy doing other things. We have a great marriage and it's times like these we enjoy our "alone time" because we miss each other. It's bittersweet but it's the military life and I am so thankful it's not another deployment. 

In our homeschool this week…

We've taken most of the week off! It's been awesome and much needed. Nothing like a break to rejuvenate us all and make us ready to get back on schedule Monday!!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Don't sweat the small stuff... it is a cliche. It's the middle of the school year and if you're feeling burned out take a break. It's good for the whole family and it helps to recharge and find the fun things. Or it can also be used to reorganize and reevaluate certain curriculums that may or may not be working. Sometimes just a few days of Netflix documentaries can help get over the hump when school needs the extra oomph. My kids love "docu-days" as we call them. 

I am inspired by…

Right now I am nesting. Pouring through magazines and paint colors and ideas. I am totally inspired to rework some of the rooms in our house. We moved in knowing that we wanted to completely remodel the house and make it our own. Slowly but surely we have been on the road to doing away with the old to make room for the new!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We're laying low and only doing the basketball thing because I am terrified of the kids getting the latest stomach bug. Having past experiences with all four kids being sick and having only one bathroom I can attest to the fact it is a nightmare. So yes, hiding out in the house out of fear for at least another week.

My favorite thing this week was…

Watching the Oscars with the kids! What fun it was to critique the actors/actresses on the red carpet. We totally want to see Hugo and The Artist now. 

What’s working/not working for us…

Bedtimes are totally not working. The responsible parent left the house and now I must remember to put the kids to bed at a decent time, take my vitamins, and remind myself that they can't live on takeout. Wow.. that sounds much worse when I type it out. What IS working... I am stepping up to the plate and changing some of the things.

Questions/thoughts I have…

My kids are making cranberry oatmeal cookies right now and they are making the house smells fantastic. Cookies for breakfast? Totally.

Things I’m working on…

My own school work. Big ol' case of the I don't wannas.

I’m reading…

Sheila Wray Gregoire's new book, "The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex". Sheila is Jason's new favorite author. Kindle Fire? Totally justified. Also reading, "A Woman and Her God", by Beth Moore. Love them both.

I’m cooking…

Meh.. not really.

I’m grateful for…

Being able to stay at home with my kids. A healthy family. A dog that hardly ever barks at night now. The "I love you" note Jason left for me before he left. That "Once Upon a Time" is on this Sunday. We're totally addicted now. Chocolate.

I’m praying for…

Safe travels & time to go by quickly while Jason's gone. A few friends who are going through some pretty horrendous times right now. Domestication.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

 Seriously??

3 comments:

Amy said...

Prayers from New Orleans for safe travel home for the hubby. Thanks for sharing!

Thankful Becky said...

Just found your blog today and am loving your writing style. Always looking for homeschool blogs that both entertain and educate.
Following you on Google Reader.
Thanks,
Becky

Lisa said...

We are totally hiding out too :) We even told a friend he could not spend the night until his family was over their bug.

Hugo is a must see, we loved it.