Homeschool Mother’s Journal
In my life this week…I’ve been able to spend lots of time with family and friends. Early in the week was Ladies Night Out where I heard the actress Linda Evans speak (remember Big Valley? Dynasty?) It was interesting hearing this glamorous actress stand all alone on stage and say all she ever wanted was to be a wife and mother. She did marry, a couple of times. She never had children of her own, but has a step-daughter that she remains close to. I was impressed by how she shared about her failed marriages and depression and other low spots in her life without portraying herself as the victim or blaming anyone else. She’s learned to pick herself up and forge ahead and learn from what’s behind. But, to truly have hope, she needs Jesus. I didn’t hear that in her message.
There was Lego Club and Sisters’ Craft Club and a day at the park with a friend. And laundry and cleaning an cooking and finally – last night, we had a pizza party to celebrate all the June birthdays, and a little Father’s Day thrown in. It was a lot of fun working together in the kitchen making pizzas. We wrapped up the evening with a game of our own version of Jeopardy! with the questions written by our resident 10 year old.
In our homeschool this week… we haven’t returned to any formal sit-down schooling, but as you read above, there is still plenty of learning going on!
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…when planning a new school year, don’t try to fix what isn’t broken. There are so many new and exciting programs and curricula out there, but you just can’t possibly use them all. Don’t be tempted to leave what you are using without good reason. There’s nothing wrong with using the ‘tried-and-true’. This is why we stick with Konos. It works for us!
My favorite thing this week was… watching my daughter create the birthday cakes and decorate for our birthday party. She did a fabulous job. She’s really growing up!
Things I’m working on…the basement. Ugh! I still have piles and piles that came out of the storage room that need to be purged and reorganized and put back in an orderly fashion. We did take a trunk load of stuff to the thrift store the other night – that’s progress!
I’m cooking…something for the cookout tomorrow. Potato Salad maybe? or Macaroni Salad? And we’re baking bread this afternoon, using some of the dough to make cinnamon rolls for Dad tomorrow!
I’m looking forward to…a day at the spa with my oldest daughter this coming week. And becoming a grandma again in January!
linking up the Homeschool Mother’s Journal and Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers