Friday, February 18, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal- Week 5


The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...

I’ve been playing hostess and tour guide to my parents who finally arrived from Ohio! I can’t begin to tell you how excited the kids and I were to have them here with us for five days! We had such a wonderful time  and I can’t imagine how it could have been any better. 

In our homeschool this week...

To be honest, since this was a special week,  we pretty much blew off school or  textbooks anyway.  Just try to make me feel guilty. Ain’t gonna happen. *grin*

I did get a couple new products to review that I am extremely excited about that we began working on late in the week. I can’t wait to share them with you but for now, mum’s the word.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...

We had a fun Valentine’s Party with some of our homeschool friends. The kids went bowling and had a few moments that they were pretty pleased with themselves, as you can see from the picture. 

wheeler wildlife refuge with mom and dad 045

They were asked to exchange Valentine’s and candy. My kids were all for the candy and though they’d decided that Valentine’s were creepy, at the last minute we stopped to pick some up. 

As is our normal routine, we have a couple field trips scheduled this coming week and a really fun one the first week of March that will be taking us to Atlanta. Woo Hoo! I can’t wait to tell you about that experience!  

My favorite thing this week was...

Without a doubt, having my parents visit for the week. 

What's working/not working for us...

Last fall I had the opportunity to review Aleks, an online math program. My 15 year old enjoyed it so much that we’ve continued with the program. This is the first math program that he is excited to use  which means that I absolutely love it.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

This was one of those weeks that I’ve really appreciated the flexibility that we have as a homeschool family.  My children didn’t miss a minute of their grandparent’s visit—something my parents really enjoyed. 

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

When I found out that my mom and dad were going to visit, I wanted to show them all the reasons that we have grown to love Alabama. This short video I took shows one of those places, High Falls Park in DeKalb Co. located in Northeastern Alabama. 

I think you can see why this gem made it on my list.

You can see how the past week turned out for other homeschool moms or join Sue in participating in the Homeschool Mother’s Journal at The Homeschool Chick.  

Until next week~ Happy Homeschooling!


  1. OH! I'm a bit jealous that you live in nephew is stationed there and graduates this weekend as a US Army Warrant Officer and Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot! I'd LOVE to be there!!! So glad you enjoyed a visit with your parents...a TRUE blessing! Yay, for you in "going with the flow" and not stressing about setting the books aside!

  2. Great post this week! I am glad you are enjoying a nice, flexible homeschooling week and are able to enjoy time with your parents!

  3. Sounds like a great week, stopping by from the hop =)

  4. Hi, I have just found your blog. I am following from the Homeschool journal. Wow! I can see why you love Alabama. The video was great! Isn't nice to be able to take a break from schooling and enjoy time together as a family. A wonderful benefit of homeschooling. It sounds as if you had a wonderful week!

  5. I love reading these journals. I always write mine up, post it, and then try to read everyone else's and it almost never fails that I have some of the same thoughts as other moms in their posts! Love that!! I too, was so thankful for the flexibility of our homeschooling family this week!

  6. Thanks for the email :)
    He is stationed at Fort Rucker...but will be re-stationed after graduation this weekend!

  7. I found your blog from the Homeschool Chick. I hope to come back often and read about all of your adventures.

  8. Sounds like a super fun family week! What a beautiful video. One of my favorite people in the world was "born & raised" in Alabama. (how he used to say it) Holly

  9. Your travels have sure led to an enriched life. You have so many memories stored up!
    The waterfall is so beautiful.


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