Friday, February 25, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal- Week 6

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The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

I’ve seen several examples of answered prayer. God is so good!

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

Unlike some parts of the country, we’re experiencing spring- like weather. It was nearly 70 today!

I was so excited to notice the buds on several trees appear within the past two days. With such beautiful weather we really couldn’t stay inside, now could we?  We visited with some homeschooling friends early in the week and went on two field trips to learn about Alabama state history—our preferred method of learning.  Who says you need a textbook to learn?  

My favorite thing this week…

Our field trip to the Constitution Village which we agreed was one of our favorite field trips this year.

What’s working/not working for us…

We didn’t spend a lot of time at home this week which makes it a bit hard to accomplish much, however, I have a feeling that the rising gas prices are going to hinder some of our running around. Plus, the forecast is predicting rain…and lots of it.   

Homeschool questions/thoughts that I have…

It’s been a good week. I love homeschooling,  field trips and watching my kids grow and express their own individuality. Even if it does mean that they have blue hair or a mohawks. You probably think I’m kidding about their hair style choices. I’m not. I just hope we don’t frighten away the entire homeschool community!

A photo, video, link or quote to share…


Sporting the new “do’s”. 

I actually told my 15 year old that if he was going to have a mohawk, he had to make an effort to smile more so people didn’t think he had a bad attitude.

I’m just curious. If you have teenagers, how do your teenagers express themselves?


  1. that cracks me up! smiling more will do the trick I'm sure! :) and who says you need text books? I agree! :)

  2. Here all this time, I don't know why, but I had in my head that your kids were little! I must confess - I'm kinda glad to hear you have one with blue hair. I can't see it in the picture, but my Gracie (10) has been asking for a blue streak or two in her hair. LOL I really don't have a huge problem with it, so I guess I'm looking for some confirmation that other homeschool moms are ok with it as well! :)

  3. Hair isn't a big deal to me, both of my boys have had faux hawks, lots of hair product to get it to stand up straight. Jon has several styles for "Moe". Church Moe, Store Moe. Plain Moe. Funny boy.
    When they were younger, I did have judgement of hair styles. All of the older boys were dressing emo style. One mom had a rule - he could have the half bang over the eye, but when he talked to an adult, he had to look her in the eye. Once I talked to these boys, I saw their character had not changed, just the cut. It is hard though, for parents of younger children to understand, until they walk through it. I'm glad to see you let your kiddos play with their hair! and Yes, I love girls with color in their hair. I had a friend who bleached a strand, then would color it to match her outfit. So creative!

  4. And ya. That did seem like it came out that Boys are suspected Punks and Girls are Beautiful and Creative. . . . Sorry. Ha!

  5. Love it when children can express themselves a little. We just moved to WA State. The land of long hair and "skateboard" styles. My military brats LOVE short hair and they get a lot of lip from peers about it. (Seriously, at a barber shop recently a lady asked my 15 year old if his mother forced him to get a hair cut so often!)

    Visiting from The Homeschool Mother's Journal.
    And I'm a new follower of your blog.

  6. I will have a teenager age 13 --real soon, but I couldn't say what their outward expressions are..and are all still young. I mean I know what their temperments are like...but outward appearances are about the same across the board. As "Say What?" mentioned above...we, too, are a military family and I cut their hair very German friends don't like it, but military wise it's a no brainer. :) I do expect my oldest will now want it 'longer' now that he is getting older. :) LOL!! Teenage Drama --I hope I don't have!! :) Take care and thanks for sharing.

  7. I love the picture! How awesome that you were able to travel around this week. Nice weather will always get you out of the house. I think it is great you are letting the kids express themselves a little. I don't have teenagers yet, my oldest is almost 11. She is my challenge and I am sure I will have some stories when she hits the teenage years.

  8. Glad you had a good week, with nice weather.
    I love fun hair. My kids are still little (oldest is 8) and I just don't understand people judging others based on hair styles... or any outward appearance. Glad you allow yours to express themselves!

  9. Toyna - glad the weather is nice there! Hope your weekend is great! Peace

  10. My son was sporting a mohawk not long ago too! We are having crazy weather - one day 70, next day 50!

  11. My hubby and I always say, "it's just hair" -- peircings and tattoos frighten me more : )

    I like the" you have to try to smile more" rule.

  12. I must say...I kinda love the mohawk! -LOL

  13. I just have to update here and tell you all that the mohawk lasted for not even a week. lol As far as teenagers go, I've learned to pick my battles carefully. As far as I'm concerned, hair is just not worth a fight. Besides, I thought it was kind of cute. At first. :)


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