This (Past) Week in Our House

Heather —  September 25, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…
Busy. Lots of distractions. Some good, like Church play and Choir practices for the girls and paintballing for the boys.

In our homeschool this week…

Making a globe! (from Voscamp's Exploring geography book)

Lots of history and geography. Our favorite subject has to be history. Reading Mystery of History Volume 2, and Hillyer’s A Child’s History of the World. Reading these never feels like work at all! Also, doing Voscamp’s A Child’s Geography, Explore the Earth with Emma. Nick is such a cool brother—he always helps with hands-on stuff!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Do some history! (see above). Also, check out an Electronic field Trip from Williamsburg. Link to a free one until the 30th:

I am inspired by…

Alistair Beggs. I love listening to his sermons through Truth for Life. I stick on headphones and listen to a 20 minute podcast on the ipad. Such a treat!
My Mom. She is going through a lot with someone close and I am comforted by her strength.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
My favorite? Going to Charlottesville for my Whole Foods Shopping Day. Soon, it will snow and it will be hard to get there!
Church for the girls practices for a play and the upcoming Christmas Show. Emma is loving being on a dance team. I need to find her a 50’s costume. Or, sew one…hahahaha

My favorite thing this week was…
Why can I barely remember this week???

What’s working/not working for us…
Nick is fighting getting started every morning. Wish he would go to bed earlier. Teenagers! I have tried being laid back about it, but he is just not getting enough done. He needs to get more done for college opps…

Questions/thoughts I have…
Feeling really good about Em’s courses and workload. She is quick, so easy to teach!

Things I’m working on…
An online Keepers of the Faith club. Wish I had more experience to make it really nice and wasn’t so busy with distractions this week (like my own blog crashing). I want to work on it more!!

I’m reading…

Ongoing: Stepping Heavenward, to remind me of how timeless some things just are.
Non-fiction: The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism, Stress-Free Believers (Review)
Planning: Keepers of the Faith Leader Guide
For Fun/Fiction: Heiress by Warren. (Review)
For Review: Alethia Magazine

I’m cooking…

Greek style pizza from E-Mealz was a success this week, too.

Yesterday, Latin Chicken from E-Mealz (doing review for TOS) very nice recipe in crockpot! Today…not sure yet!!

I’m grateful for…
A husband who drives kids everywhere and never complains. And is cute. Yes, very grateful for my husband.

It was Daddy's Birthday this week:) Em did "decorations" all over, Haha!

I am going to start a honey jar. Everytime he does something awesome, like bringing me coffee, I will drop in a marble…then, when I’m feeling impatient and he’s not hurrying or something else that makes me go grrrr….I’ll look at my jar. Hmmm…

I’m praying for…

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~ CS Lewis


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5 responses to This (Past) Week in Our House

  1. HI Heather,

    I know what you mean about teens – mine keep trying to convince me if I let them stay up late and sleep in, all their work will still get done. Not!

    Love the jar idea – may have to try that myself. Sometimes it’s just too easy to get frustrated with little things and forget all the good things.

    That pizza looks yum!


    • Thanks, April! Yes, HUGS. Teens can be great. but, rousing a sleeper can be so frustrating! oh well. And the jar idea was my Mom’s! I told her that Chris took the girls to church today and told me to stay in bed and rest~I was so grateful. Anyway, I told her to remind me of this~and she told me to get a jar:) Wonder where she hides my Dad’s jar, Haha! Are you doing the e-mealz review? I really expected to not care about it, but it is useful…I needed a jump-start cooking wise…

  2. Thanks for sharing about your week:) Glad I found you through the Homeschool Mother’s Journal! I love shopping at Whole Foods too, but the closest one is a couple of hours from our house:(

    We also do Keepers of the Faith! We’re new this year but really enjoying it so far. I’m so glad it flows into what we are learning at home…Scouts did not work that way for us.

    • I am glad you found me too! I love the Homeschool Mother’s Journal–I just never seemed to have exciting enough stuff. I figured I’d just go with it:) Good luck with Keepers–I would love to do it irl as well–we may!

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