The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…  My husband and I had to have THE TALK. Yes, due to my health issues, we are officially shutting down the baby factory, so to speak. I was completely fine with it, until we set the date. And now I see babies everywhere and a close friend just had one two days ago and I got to hold it today, and yes, I’ve got major baby fever.

Sigh. It is the right decision. It is the right decision. It is the right decision.

Oh, and on top of all this, we’re getting ready for another major move. Always an adventure at our house.

In our homeschool this week… We are plugging right along! We finished R (Rock) and J (Jewel) this week, and started B (Butterfly). We have a butterfly kit, but since it’s completely the wrong season for it, I think we’re gonna make a bird feeder instead. Maybe two! (I’m itching to do the peanut butter on the pinecone one as well!)

I’m also almost finished with setting up our curriculum for first grade, which we should start next month. While living in a hotel. For two months. So, this is requiring me to be hyper hyper organized so I can take everything we need, but still fit it in the back of our car!

My favorite thing this week was…  My laminating machine! I have had a little too much fun with it this past week I think!

Also, I was able to “gift” a homeschooling friend with some preschool activity bags! She just had her fourth baby (under the age of five!) and mentioned she loved the idea, but just couldn’t find the time to put them together. So, since I was already doing these for my youngest, I just doubled whatever I was doing, and voila! Now she will have a fun little starter preschool homeschool set; which will hopefully help her keep the older ones occupied while she’s dealing with the new baby! (I got to hold the new baby today too. So tiny and cute!)

Things I’m working on… Our move. Getting our next curriculum completely ready to go. Our move. Did I mention we’re moving soon?

I’m reading… One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, and 31 Days to Build a Better Spouse by Ashley Pichea. (prayer for your spouse for 31 days).

I’m cooking… Everything! We’re trying to use up everything in our house! Today I made 2 boxes of muffins, 1 box of cupcakes, and two dinners (One for us, and one to give away)! I’ve got more defrosting for tomorrow . . .

I’m grateful for… For a totally awesome husband who has really stepped up this past week. And I know the next week, with my recovery, is going to be hard for him as well. So thankful for him!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… “Everyone needs a place of quiet that is nurturing to your spirit, enriching your soul. What nurtures your heat and brings you closer to God?” –Sally Clarkson

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