Friday, March 25, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal... March 25, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...
We took Monday and Tuesday off from academics and spent some time in Home Ec 101 (which means house cleaning!).  We jumped back into our "real school" on Wednesday.  Can I tell you, the break from regular school was really nice!

In our homeschool this week...
Nothing new and exciting this week - other than Home Ec.  In Physical Science, we are learning about gravitational force and centrifrugal force.  More math problems!

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
We stayed homebound this week.  Most likely due to the crazy-high gas prices!  My teens did help me on a job on Tuesday (for money) and their father on Thursday (for money).  Hooray for them!  My older two are going to Prom on April 1st are in need of CASH!

My favorite thing this week was...
I found a recipe to make homemade instant oatmeal and it was great!  Click HERE to grab it yourself.

What's working/not working for us...
Using a weekly schedule.  At the beginning of the school year, I posted a "teaching" schedule up which blocks time for 1:1 student / teacher time.  When I follow this, our days go smoother. 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
How do you motivate a student to do their true best when (s)he doesn't care?

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
While reading Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes!, I came across a wonderful quote:

"... the sacredness of the everyday."
From changing a baby's diaper to cleaning the clothes, God sees our work as sacred!


"Every day unfolded with moments when the eternal seemed to touch the temporal.  Light overcame darkness.  Hope triumphed over despair.  Nothing here in the earthly realm changed.  But God somehow touched people, places, and moments, and the everyday became a glimpse of heaven." 

To read my review on the above book, click HERE.

This post is also linked at Weekly Wrap-up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.



  1. Hey following you from the blog hop. Hope you'll come visit me, too!

  2. New follower from Homeschool Mother's Journal.

    I really like that Quote from the book!!!! Somedays it feels like moms are so unappreciated, even by our own families. They do not realize how much is being done for them (but I have 3 on the autism spectrum too).

    Really like your blog. If you get a chance, stop by our mayheim.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for joining up with the "Welcome to the Weekend" blog hop!

  4. We need to spend some more time in "Home Ec" around here soon, too! ;)

  5. Home Ec is sorely needing attention here too. lol I am interested in what others have to say about motivating your children. I have one child who prefers to just get the bare minimum done.

    Check me out if you wish:

    I just started my blog so not much to see yet.

  6. I am learning about the gravitational force in Physical Science too, but I would much rather spend time studying that wonderful quote you found.

  7. Hi!

    I'm your newest follower from the Welcome to the Weekend blog hop. I love blogs on homeschooling. Look forward to future posts:)

  8. Love the schedule, looks like a good idea. We are still kicking around the idea of homeschooling, if I can go part-time at work.
    God Bless,


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