Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Back to Work after Flu

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 In my life this week…

Everyone was feeling better (until I relapsed with bronchitis on Friday night), so we got in a great week of lessons, got both girls to dance and AWANA, got Princess Roo to all her therapy appointments and a yearly check-up we had to postpone because of flu, and even had some time to visit with family and friends. It was a busy week!

In our homeschool this week…

We are close to finishing both Dutch Twins by Lucy F. Perkins (from Heritage History*) and Dinosaurs for Kids (enhanced eBook) by Ken Ham. We have enjoyed those so much. I will be sad to see them come to an end.

Princess Roo finished up a little study about verbs using the Grammaropolis app for iPad. She has been able to understand the parts of speech better using that app than anything else we’ve ever tried. She can even choose between transitive and intransitive verbs. (Confession: I’m an English major and still have trouble doing that. 😉 )

BookGirl is cruising along in her curriculum. She also read the abridged version of Little Women this week during independent reading time and really enjoyed it. I’m glad. I’ve always loved the story too.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Taking a break when your household is sick is the way to go. We could have pushed last week despite illness, but we wouldn’t have been able to handle this week’s pace had we done so. I also learned that when Mom isn’t feeling well, if your home remedies don’t help pretty quickly, she needs to go to the doctor. I did that this time, so hopefully the bronchitis will be on its way out for good!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We had Princess Roo’s appointments, and we got to see my mom and grandmother this week. We had supper Friday night with my sister-friend and her son. She came over after work and cooked for us—good Southern cooking that was not on my healthy eating plan for this year. I enjoyed it anyway.

My favorite thing this week was…

Sitting on the couch reading books to my kids.

My kiddos’ favorite thing this week was…

Getting out of the house again! We had been cooped up for over a week while Princess Roo recovered from the flu and bronchitis. We were beginning to get cabin fever.

Things I’m working on…

An eBook, some chapters of an eBook for iHomeschool Network, other projects that have come across my path recently. (There are a lot of exciting things going on. I’ll share more as I’m able to!) I also published my first five-day series about homeschooling: Multisensory  Homeschooling for Children with Special Needs. I had a lot of fun putting it together and am blessed that it seems to be helping other families too!

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I’m cooking…

Loaded baked potatoes, venison tacos, oatmeal pancakes and other breakfast foods (for supper), and a wonderful Southwest Veggie Soup recipe I found at Cornerstone Confessions!

I’m grateful for…

The rain we’ve gotten recently to ease drought conditions. My faith in God, which keeps me grounded when life seems to be falling apart around me.

I’m praying for…

The families of those killed in the Newtown school shooting. This is such a difficult time for them. President Obama and our leaders in both houses of Congress.

I rewarded my kids this week by…

Buying the things to make hot chocolate with all the fixings. We haven’t done that in a while, and when we unexpectedly had a wintry mix on Tuesday, it seemed like the right day to go all out!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…

I love this picture because it was our first day back to a full schedule after Princess Roo was diagnosed with the flu. It was good to get back into the swing of things!

Back to a full schedule after the flu!

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7 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Back to Work after Flu

  1. Lindsay @ Bytes of Memory says:

    Sounds like a good week back after being sick! We are starting to get sick over here. I hope its short lived. Yay for hot chocolate with all of the fixins’!

  2. Sonita says:

    We just got over the flu here as well. I was thinking about you but my phone is off this week so I couldn’t text. Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you and praying for you. <3

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