Dec 082012
 
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I know you should never start a blog post with a comment on how long it’s been since you’ve blogged. So I won’t. But life has been busy and while ideas for blog posts have popped into my head, I’ve not found time to get them written. So today in an effort to get the blogging juices flowing again, I’m participating in
The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at iHomeschoolNetwork.

  • In my life this week…

I’ve been very busy. I’ve had a lot of work in my not so part time job on SchoolhouseTeachers.com. We did manage to get our Christmas tree decorated and almost a week later finish getting the rest of the decorations up and the boxes stashed back in the attic.

  • In our homeschool this week…

My son David has started a really fun Filmmaking class from Compass Classroom.

  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Don’t dwell on your past mistakes. Just move forward. Everything doesn’t have to be perfectly scheduled for the children to learn.

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

The children have a Christmas party this week at church. We will be doing most of our traveling and visiting right after Christmas.

  • My favorite thing this week was…

Watching my oldest son David, teach my youngest daughter Lizzie her math.

  • What’s working/not working for us…

I need to write more about it, but I am very pleased with my decision to switch William to Christian Light for Math. I’ve never been a fan of spiral math programs, but I’m finding it works so much better for him. He’s finally retaining his math. It’s hard for him to focus through all the work each lesson contains, but he is improving.

  • Questions/thoughts I have…

How am I ever going to teach David to understand literature?

  • Things I’m working on…

Can I say cleaning my room? At least that’s what I said I was working on before I picked up the laptop to write this 🙂

  • I’m reading…

The Miss Julia series. I have gotten hooked on these books. Miss Julia is a Southern older lady who gets herself into some hilarious messes. These are super light reading, but sometimes I just want to escape. Part of my attraction is they are set in a small town near Asheville, NC which is where I grew up.

  • I’m cooking…

It’s Saturday, so in our house that means macaroni and cheese. It’s the only thing that all 7 of us like. I need to start my Christmas baking soon!

  • I’m grateful for…

God’s provision. I enjoyed a month of reflecting on things I was thankful for (though I didn’t blog about it.) 

  • I’m praying for…

Wisdom in teaching my children, and that I can be a better example to them. 

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

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  3 Responses to “Homeschool Mother’s Journal”

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post!

    I know how it can be when you mean to post but just can’t get to it right away. I’ve begun to leave myself little notes about my blogging thoughts/titles so I don’t forget when I do have the time to write.

    I love when you mention how your oldest son taught your youngest daughter. I really enjoy seeing the same thing play out in my home. It is such a blessing to be able to homeschool and cherish such precious memories with our children.

    Well, Kristen, I’m praying the same prayer for my home as well!

    Take care,
    Stacie

  2. Hi there! 🙂
    I’d love to hear how your son, David, finds that film-making course. I looked at it and have ‘ummed and ahhhed’ for a bit. Some feedback would be great! 🙂
    Hoping you have a great week ahead,
    Catherine

  3. Sounds like a good week. I’m like you, quite behind in my blog writing. I’m glad you have found a math program that is working for you, that is always such a huge relief. 🙂

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