Homeschool Mother’s Journal: June 22, 2012

Last week, I promised to do a better job of giving family updates, and I think The Homeschool Mother’s Journal is a great way of giving me some accountability for that. So, here’s week 2!

In my life this week….

It was great to have BookGirl home from camp. It didn’t take nearly as long to get her unpacked and get all the laundry done as I’d imagined either!

This was a long and stressful week. I spent a lot of it fighting fear and anxiety and finally turned everything over to God and left it there. There is so much of life that is out of my control, but I like the illusion of control. That never works, though. I’m trying to turn everything over to the One who really has control of my future.

We got more information about how Princess Roo learns, and we should find out more when we get the final report from the latest evaluation next week.

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

We went to the Summer Movie Clubhouse movie again this week. We also went bowling, although I had to be careful because I seriously injured my toe in a run-in with a chair leg on Monday night. We attended a Plant Fun class at the library, and the girls came home with some plant projects to work on. We visited with my mom and grandmother, saw my sister-in-law and niece, and got to swim with some homeschool friends. It was a busy week, but we had a lot of fun!

My favorite thing this week was…

My favorite thing this week was getting to hear all of BookGirl’s stories about camp, hug her, tuck her in at night, and listen to her tell me about the great books she’s reading.

Things I’m working on…

I’m trying to be more intentional about carving out writing time for myself every day. I really need that, and I’ve let myself get sidetracked by other things instead of making my writing a priority.

I’m still on track with Bible in 90 Days, and I’m doing better at staying on top of laundry and dishes!

I’m reading…

  •  Platform by Michael Hyatt
  • 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential by Zan Tyler (The 7 Tools Book Club starts in a couple of weeks! Join me!)
  • Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson (Slowly. So slowly. It’s so much to absorb!)

Reading aloud to the girls:

  •  Mandie and the Holiday Surprise by Lois Gladys Leppard
  • The Clue of the Broken Blade by Franklin W. Dixon
  • Lily’s Ultimate Party by Nancy Rue

I’m praying for…

I’m doing a careful examination of my life to see where I need to repent and make changes so I can move forward. I’m so tired of being stuck in a rut!

Questions/thoughts I have…

We started the Grapevine Studies Esther Bible study this week, and it is going so well! The girls are drawing their way through the book of Esther, which is keeping them engaged in the text. My husband and I are very impressed so far.

We received some We Choose Virtues products in the mail today, which we hope will help us be more intentional in character development with the girls. I flipped through some of it, and I’m afraid I’ll be convicted and required to make changes too.

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

The girls’s got style!

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2 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: June 22, 2012

  1. Becca says:

    I am finding reading Educating the WholeHearted Child slow going, too. Nice to hear it takes others a long time to plow through it. It has so much info, I feel like my brain is full after a few pages.

    • I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one too, Becca! It really is a lot to process and take in. I read a few pages and then have to wait several days before picking it up again. I’m enjoying the book; I just need time to think it all through as I go.

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