The Homeschool Mother's Journal: June 10, 2012





  • In my life this week…
Even though I was so sure summer was going to be more laid back, it is not to be.  Three children still have activities going on, so there is still a god bit of running around.  The weather was pretty chilly here, so swim team was canceled one night, and I only took the whole crew swimming twice this week.  Personally, I am really struggling with some significant pain from my Fibromyalgia and migraines.  Not fun.
  • In our homeschool this week…
Summer school has officially begun.  We are using Amanda Bennett's Olympic unit/lapbook.  I am enjoying it, and I think the kids are also.  I learned that table tennis (ping pong) is an Olympic sport.  I never knew.  And, we were all amused by watching the Judo videos online.  
  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
Budget for new curriculum each year.  I did the best I've ever done this year.  I created a spread sheet with all the things I needed and did a price comparison from three different places, so my husband could choose where he wanted me to order from and let me know when the money was available for me to order.  It was much better than just plunging into buying, not sure how much was going to be spent!
  • I am inspired by…
Several people I know online and in real life who are dealing with illness- either their own or a close family member.  The faith that some of these folks have is inspiring.  What a wonderful witness to God's sustaining grace!
  • Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Too many places!  We have a doctor's appointment (mine), dentist appointments, gymnastics, swim, and play rehearsals this week.  We are also having friends over to play, and the girls are taking turns spending the night with Grandmommy this weekend.
  • My favorite thing this week was…
We started back doing some light school and have a routine again.  I love routines!
  • What’s working/not working for us…
The Olympic study seems to be working well.  I need to reevaluate our busy mornings.  The afternoons have to be busy (because of scheduled extra curricular things), but I need to slow the pace of the mornings down to help compensate.
  • Questions/thoughts I have…
I am pondering the new software planner from Well Planned Day.  On the one hand, I've never found a premade planner I really liked even though I've wasted time (and money) on several.  On the other hand, it just looks so darned cute.  Hmmm.
  • Things I’m working on…
Listing books to sell on Amazon.  Thanks to my mom, I have almost 300 books to list for sale in our Amazon store.  I purchased a bar code scanner to make the listing easier.  I've been selling books and curriculum on Amazon for over a year now, but never in this quantity.  I'm hoping to make enough to pay for this year's curriculum.
  • I’m reading…
I just finished a free Kindle read, Ship of Dreams.  I also reviewed a young adult book by Andrew Klavan- Crazy Dangerous - this week.  I found a copy of The Glass House in the books from my mom, and I intend to read it before I sell it because it is one that I've wanted to read for a while.  I also am starting Her Majesty's Will to review for NetGalley.
  • I’m cooking…
Hopefully, roast and bbq chicken in the crockpot this week.  My crockpot died, but a friend is going to loan me one until I decide on a new one.
  • I’m grateful for…
Time spent with the kids this week.  After the week of Kidshine when they were gone most of the day, and then last week when Charles was at the campground on and off, I really realize how much I love that they are home with me most of the time.
  • I’m praying for…
Wisdom as we decide on extracurricular things for next school year. I've got to budget my time well because I know that going, going, going affects my pain level. I need to learn to pick the best and not just the good.
  • A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Rachel doing the backstroke at her first swim meet:



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