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The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week… We moved out of our house and are now staying with my parents temporarily.

In our homeschool this week… We finished kindergarten! Here is the post with our pictures! We also had our 100 Day celebration. We also started working on a Valentine’s Day mini-unit (pictures coming soon!)

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… For preschool or kindergarten parents, check out my our Letter Scavenger Hunt! I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this already, but it allowed me to get my shopping done with no melt-downs! My girls were completely entertained!

I am inspired by… by all of you who not only blog regularly, but ALSO have so many pictures added to your blogs! The adding pictures step seems to add hours and hours to my blogging process and bog me way down. How do you guys do it?

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… I feel like we’re out and about all the time! We’ve done the library story time, the 5 Rivers Delta storytime (science related), a Mardi Gras parade, cheerleading, and multiple errands here, there, and everywhere.

My favorite thing this week was…My girls’ sweet, sweet hearts. Several times I have caught them just hugging on each other like it’s going out of style. Like, ya know, they actually LIKE each other! Novel, idea, huh? It’s one thing I continue to pray for because my sister and I never really had that kind of relationship (not helped by the major age gap between us either).  I just love watching them together.

What’s working/not working for us… Being out of our regular routine in our regular environment. My girls are starting to whine and fight me doing homeschool work, which has never been a problem before. Right now, I figure they need as much of a break as I do, so I’m letting them go with it. Plus, we’re in Papa and Nana’s house which has so much cool stuff to do, and the weather’s really good so I’m throwing them out in the back yard as much as I can while I can. Moving into a hotel next week will be a rude awakening for all of us, I fear,

Things I’m working on… Our taxes. Ugggh. They seem so much more complicated this year. Or maybe it’s because I didn’t organize quite as obsessively this past year. They’re getting done though, slowly but surely.

My career coaching business has also picked up quite a bit recently this past week. I’ve been kept quite busy this week with that. Can’t complain, because the extra money this week has been very nice!

I’m reading… 1st Timothy. We are working on this with our Bible study group.

I’m cooking… I haven’t had to cook much this week. My dad made a huge batch of BBQ ribs and BBQ pork for sandwiches, and so I’ve had quite a few leftovers. Apparently my inability to cook for less than 20 people, regardless of who is actually there, is genetic!

I’m grateful for…  Our new renter. Here is a small prayer that they choose to extend for another month! (It’s a month-to-month situation.)

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… “Purpose isn’t found on a sparkling countertop, or beneath the cushion of a well-vacuumed couch, it’s defined in those moments where we give of ourselves for the glory of God. He looks into our heart to where the sacrifices are made and while He does, He’s not expecting perfection–Jesus took care of that on the cross.” ~ Time-Warp Wife

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