Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Appointments Galore!

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In my life this week…

Monday: I had a chiropractor appointment, and Princess Roo had a counseling appointment. The girls had dance lessons.

Tuesday: BookGirl had to take her state-mandated standardized test. Princess Roo and I delivered Avon while she tested. Then we went to Sam’s for a cheap lunch with a friend and her son (who had just completed the testing too), followed by an hour and a half at a local park, letting the kids decompress.

Wednesday: Princess Roo had appointments at Children’s with endocrinology and gastroenterology (GI).

Thursday: Princess Roo had OT and horse riding therapy. We had lunch with my grandmother and mother between appointments.

Friday: We stayed home most of the day, except for a few errands. Princess Roo had her weekly immunoglobulin infusion.

In our homeschool this week…

Despite the incredibly crazy and busy week this week, we managed to get in lessons! Yes, it doesn’t seem possible, but we did. We used the iPad, our lesson books, programs on the laptop, etc. We got in four school days this week, which is nothing short of a miracle when I look back at our schedule.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Rest! When your schedule gets crazy and you have more to do than you think you can possibly get done, take extra time to rest. It seems impossible to do, but you really must to get through those weeks so you can make it through the busy season.

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

I think I pretty much covered that already. 😉

My favorite thing this week was…

Having some one-on-one time with each of my children this week. I need to do a better job of that and make it a priority. It is good for our relationships to have that connection.

My kiddos’ favorite thing this week was…

Spending time with my mom, who traveled to the specialist appointments with us to help me out.

Things I’m working on…

I’m making plans for Teach Them Diligently Convention {affiliate link} in Nashville, which is only a month away! I’ll also be revealing my sponsor to Nashville very soon!

Have you heard about the Teach Them Diligently Marketplace {affiliate link}? It’s a regional event offered in nine different locations where you can get deep discounts on homeschool curriculum and hear speakers to encourage you in your journey. I’m going to be in Little Rock in July, and I would love to see you there!

I’m halfway through my Autism Awareness Month focus, and I have more wonderful resources coming, along with some posts by parents of children with autism, and more notes from the Sensory Conference! If you haven’t already, check out the landing page, where I link each post as it’s published. Please share with families you think would benefit from the information and giveaways!

Autism Awareness Month: April 2013 -

I’m cooking…

Yeah, about that. I didn’t cook much this week.

I’m grateful for…

Good reports for Princess Roo at the specialist visits.

I’m praying for…

Friends who are going through overwhelming health and personal situations.

I rewarded my kids this week by…

Saying yes to bike riding outside on Thursday afternoon when I was absolutely exhausted. They rewarded me with huge smiles.

Something I am ogling or have my eye on…

Honestly, I haven’t had time to do much window shopping this week, although I did order new business cards to take to Teach Them Diligently in Nashville. :)

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

Weekly Wrap-up Collage 4-12-13 -

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 Homegrown Learners

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7 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Appointments Galore!

  1. Dawn says:

    I enjoyed your notes from the sensory conference. Thanks for sharing them. It looks like you got lots done in a very busy week.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Mary says:

    I am impressed with everything you accomplished this week — and FOUR days of school to add to it. I love the smiles in your collage. :-)

  3. Beth says:

    Thanks for the reminder to rest. That is such a good reminder.

  4. Jennifer says:

    That does sound like a packed week. One on one time with each kiddo is a wonderful thing to prioritize.

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