The Homeschool Mother’s Journal- Week 4

In my life this week…I was sick, tired and unmotivated. In spite of myself I did manage to get caught up on laundry and purge the closet.

In our homeschool this week…We took a very light week. Since going back to year-round a few weeks ago, I decided to give myself and the kids a little bit of a break. We have done Bible, History, Science and read-a-louds.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…Tomorrow we will be going to a birthday party in TN, and bringing Rick’s mom back with us. HSMJgraphic

My favorite thing this week was…the slow pace, and learning memory verses with the family.                                           

What’s working/not working for us…everything has been fine this week. We are going to be finished with our Astronomy from Apologia next week. We will then be moving on to AiG to dig a little deeper into Earth Science.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…We  started out with our kids in public school. We felt very convicted to homeschool for religious reasons however, so we jumped in. What was your primary reason for homeschooling? Have you always homeschooled?

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

I just signed up for this course today. I have wanted to join up with Kent in a class before, and this time I decided to go for it! If you are interested, the class starts on the 18th, and there is a link within the button below.


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  1. says

    Ok, the closet:
    I love a clean closet! Don't you just want to go in there and look at it? When we built our house several years ago, we made rather small (by today's new house standards) closets in our master bedroom (well, really in all of the bedrooms). I wanted the space in the actual rooms. I had built ins put in each closet (wood shelves, drawers, cubbies, etc.), but the closets are just modestly sized. This requires me to keep things purged! In fact, my closet needs purging right now! I like to hang our clothes by category…

    snarky ladies—-just let it go in one ear and out the other! Really! My saying to that is "Whatever", and just go along my merry way. Be confident in your choices. What the Lord is leading YOU to do for YOUR family.

    I began homeschooling my oldest daughter in January of her 1st grade year. She attended a private school for first semester. So I am in my 10th year of homeschooling. The rest of the children have been homeschooled from the beginning.

    High school is tough! And next year I will have two high schoolers.

    Thanks for the blog info.

  2. says

    We've been homeschooling for almost 23 years now…and have 17 (?) more to go! We first began homeschooling when dh entered seminary in Ft Worth. To our family we used the excuse that our oldest would be missing so much school due to her asthma…and the school were scary looking to us….tall fences with barbed wire across the top?! Something very foreign to use growing up in our small MS towns. Of course, our main reason was that we really felt God leading us to it….even though dh was a full time student himself. Thankfully the Lord has blessed our efforts as our family has increased in number and in years. What a tremendous blessing homeschooling has been for us.

    And we are using AiG Life Sciences right now with our 6 and 11 year olds…Plants. I'm finding I am adding things to it for both of the children. Only one page for the little guy and then not enough hands-on for me either. We are long-time KONOS users, so using a text is a stretch for me!

  3. says

    I love relaxing weeks! Great job on the closet. I'm about to go order me some new t-shirts, so I can throw out the ones that are stained and too short.

    We've always homeschooled. I think it started out more because of fear but God has used it to draw me to Him in a way I could have never imagined. I love the freedom and flexibility homeschooling gives our family. I especially enjoy the time I get to spend with my children.

  4. says

    It's been a relaxing week of school here, too. Mostly because we are still fighting this little virus that we have been plagued with.

    We started homeschooling based on my daughters need for one-on-one attention. The mainstream classroom was overstimulating for her and the home scene is much calmer. NOW however, our reasons have changed. While her need is still there, God has changed our family and the public school is just no longer an option for us. I love being able to spend quality time with her, without rushing and pushing her for time sake. I love that she is learning our values, principles, and biblical beliefs daily. For us, homeschool has changed us completely.

  5. says

    I am in a rush right now, but I plan to come back to your blog this weekend to chat about some of your questions, your homeschool peer pressure (hugs to you!), your fabulous closet, and other things as well.

    I LOVE your blog background. Where did you get it? Simple and cute. I am taking a blog button to put on my blog right now.

    Have a good day, and I'll be back later……