Homeschool Mother’s Journal: At Home

In my life this week…

We were home (read: in town) all week! This round of out-of-town specialist appointments is over, and we are slowly getting back into our regular routine.

In our homeschool this week…

We are becoming gentler with each other as we continue to work on that virtue with our We Choose Virtues products. We have started reading some Heritage History books as part of our history/geography studies and are really enjoying The True Account of Adam & Eve by Ken Ham and Made in Heaven: Man’s Indiscriminate Stealing of God’s Amazing Design by Ray Comfort and Jeffrey Seto.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

May I say it again? Be flexible. I have really had to work on that again this week. Whether it’s fatigue from the last three weeks, the excitement of fall parties and festivals this week, the full moon, or weather changes, I don’t know, but Princess Roo has struggled to stay focused on her lessons this week and has had difficulty with tasks that are usually easier for her. She has done lessons every day, but I have had to adapt again and again.

My favorite thing this week was…

Making cookies with the girls for their fall parties at dance and watching them play games at our church’s fall festival.

What’s working/not working for us…

We’re getting more rest and spending more time at home, which is helping all of us to have sunnier attitudes!

Things I’m working on…

Getting back into a routine with my Bible study, writing, and everything else. Everything was so haphazard last month because we were on the road three weeks in a row. I’m trying to find my groove again. I did have several posts up this week, so don’t miss:

I’m reading…

Ongoing reading/study projects:

  • The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity by Colin Gunn and Joaquin Fernandez

I started:

  • Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer

I’m cooking…

We made an amazing taco soup and chili this week! (We really love the recipes in Simplified Dinners – Gluten Free, Dairy Free!)

I’m grateful for…

All the volunteers who helped with our church’s fall festival on Wednesday night. The kids had fun, and they learned how much God loves them! I saw a lot of unfamiliar faces too, which means our “outreach” actually reached out!

I’m praying for…

The elections next week and for all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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

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