Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Taking a Step Back

In my life this week…

For the past two weeks, I have been feeling on the brink of burnout in all areas of my life. I am also experiencing some physical symptoms that show that more rest and less stress are necessary. So, I have taken a step back. I am still chatting on social media, and I have published a couple of posts, but I have let some of my usual posts hibernate for a bit while I find my footing again.

In our homeschool this week…

We have had a great week! We are cruising along in math, language arts, and reading and are enjoying our science and social studies resources immensely!

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

The girls had two choir performances this week. On Sunday night, they performed in our church’s Night of Joy with the adult choir. They did one handbell song and sang two songs with the adults. On Thursday night, they performed with our homeschool group’s choir. They did a wonderful job!

My favorite thing this week was…

Taking today off. We have worked so many days when the public schools were out, but we took today off while they were in school. We did errands, made salt dough ornaments, made cookies for a weekend family Christmas celebration, and did some de-cluttering and reorganizing in Princess Roo’s room.

What’s working/not working for us…

We are really enjoying the enhance eBook Dinosaurs by Ken Ham. I am learning as much or more than the girls are! It makes such a difference when you study science from a Biblical worldview! We are also enjoying our Heritage History books.

We’re actually still finishing up Stories of the Pilgrims, but the girls are interested and keep reminding me of all of the things we studied last year. It’s a great review!

We just found the Grammaropolis app, and that is helping Princess Roo so much with parts of speech!

Things I’m working on…

I spent a lot of last weekend working on the Ultimate Guide to Keeping CHRIST in Christmas. I’m pleased with how it turned out and am blessed by the tremendous response to the post.

I am working on a homeschool planning post for the end of the month, and I have some product reviews and giveaways in the works that I’m very excited about.

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
  • Trusting God Day by Day (devotional) by Joyce Meyer
  • Simple Blogging: Less Computer Time, Better Blogging by Rachel Meeks
  • Silent Night by Colleen Coble
I started: 
  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
I finished: 
  •  Informed Consent by Sandra Glahn

I’m cooking…

I’m supposed to be cooking? Seriously, we have eaten a lot of sandwiches this week. We’ve been on the go quite a bit with Avon deliveries and extracurricular activities.

I’m grateful for…

A good report at a specialist visit (for me) this week. I go back for lab work in two weeks to see how medication changes are working for me.

I’m praying for…

Our nation. The world. Personal requests for friends and family.

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

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Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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4 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Taking a Step Back

  1. Joy says:

    Praying for you, my friend!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Love that sweet picture of your girls. And take a break! We will be here when you return. We all need a chance to sit, refresh in God’s glory and allow Him to fill us back up! Love you!

    • Thank you for those words, Rebecca! I appreciate your encouragement and support. I’m just going to take it slow and easy so I can recharge and return full to overflowing again!

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