Homeschool Mother’s Journal: The “Ultimate” Week

In my life this week…

The girls attended a day camp at our church on Monday through Wednesday. BookGirl was a helper in the crafts area. Princess Roo was a “camper.” They had a great time, although it took BookGirl time to adjust to being one of the older, responsible ones and not one of the “kids.”

I had 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to myself each day. It was a very different feeling for me. I kept looking for the girls! I spent all day Monday working on my Ultimate Guide for iHomeschool Network’s Ultimate Guides, which went live yesterday. I published the Ultimate Guide to Sensory Integration Activities. There are almost forty Ultimate Guides, so be sure to visit iHN and check them all out. Leave comments on each one too. There’s a giveaway from Apologia next week!

In our homeschool this week…

Despite the day camp situation, we have managed to get in some Olympic studies (today’s the last day for the Notebooking Pages sale!), reading, math, and language arts. Our study of Esther is, sadly, coming to an end. The girls had the opportunity to work on a service project and got to go swimming this week too.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Take advantage of the opportunities (like day camp) that come your way for your children. Don’t worry about them needing to be “in the books” all day every day. Kids learn so much from life experiences.

My favorite thing this week was…

Finishing my Ultimate Guide! That was a lot of hard work, but I felt such a sense of accomplishment when I finally finished. Researching and writing that post took me way out of my comfort zone. It was a real Philippians 4:13 project for me.

What’s working/not working for us…

I’m still in love with We Choose Virtues. We’re working on the virtue diligent and memorizing Philippians 4:13 together. It has really helped my struggling learner begin to change her thinking from “I can’t” to “I can,” and it has helped my attitude too!

Things I’m working on…

I’m trying to get into the habit of writing something every day and scheduling posts ahead. The “fly by the seat of your pants” blogging I’ve been doing just isn’t working for me.

I’m reading…

Ongoing reading projects:

  • The Battlefield of the Mind Devotional by Joyce Meyer
  • The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • Platform by Michael Hyatt
  • 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential by Zan Tyler (for the second time!)
  • Bible in 90 Days
  • Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson
  • Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • School Is Where the Home Is by Anita Mellott
I finished:
  • Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson (review coming next week!)
I started:
  • Serpent of Moses by Don Hoesel

I’m grateful for…

My thought patterns are changing, little by little. I’m trying to stay focused on God and His promises, not circumstances, so that I can be a more positive person. This is also part of my plan to overcome fear and doubt.

I’m praying for…

We had some heavy circumstances land in our laps this week. I’m choosing to believe that God has a good plan for our family and that He will show us what He wants us to do.

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

“We have a good God. We need to trust Him.”

– BookGirl, age 9

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5 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: The “Ultimate” Week

  1. Lisa says:

    Your “Ultimate Guide” was a really helpful resource. My youngest has not been diagnosed, but she does have some sensory issues, and I learned a lot from reading through some of the links you listed. Thank you!

  2. Penny says:

    I really like Joyce Meyer, though I have not heard of the book you mentioned above. I will have to check it out. I struggle with the same issue, letting circumstances get me down. Good luck as you continue to work that out in yourself.

  3. Becca says:

    Excellent quote!

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