Friday, March 4, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal~ Week 7

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The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...

I’ve been busy, busy, busy! Planning field trips, meeting new friends and trying to work. Some weeks it feels like it’s just hard to keep your head above water—which is why I’ve cleared our schedule next week! I’m ready for some HOME time!      

In our homeschool this week...

My daughter began crocheting a baby blanket for her yet to be born nephew. It’s turning out beautifully. I’ll count it as Home Ec. She’s also decided that she’d like to decorate and sell her own line of clothing and spent much of one day transforming a shirt she found at the thrift store. She’s not one to like the ordinary and I enjoy her creative flair.  

My 15-year old is continuing to work out at the Y. I think he’s managed to rack up enough hours in the past two months that is required for an entire 4 years of high school Phys. Ed. credits!  Now he’s ultra focused—he found out about a homeschool football team. Conveniently, the Y directed him to the coach.

My 17-year old has been spending time tuning up his car which I count as an elective, Auto Repair. He’s hoping to enter it in a couple car shows this year. Fortunately, his car isn’t the only thing on his mind. He’s also been enjoying a new Latin program and an animation program that he pulled out of the pile of curriculum we’ve just not gotten around to using, but I’m sure no one else would know what that’s like. *grin*    

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

We’ve had lots of socialization, dare I say, too much?  

Last weekend we visited Cathedral Caverns with some new friends of ours. It was a nice trip—one we’ve been planning to make for awhile and just hadn’t gotten around to. 

We also belong to a group for homeschool teens to be able to meet and hang out with other homeschool teens. If you have younger children, you may not realize how beneficial that is, but as my kids have gotten older, we’ve watched many of their friends head off to school or in different directions. Sometimes it’s hard to find teens to hang out with. This week they were able to go to a movie with the teens and my husband and I took the opportunity to have a date. Steak- N- Shake and Home Depot and my husband thought he was in heaven. Seriously.    

My favorite thing this week was...

Do I really need to choose only one thing?

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

Our full schedule isn’t really working out that well. I’m really looking forward to a bit of time at home with nothing to do but…well…SCHOOL!  

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

I’ve just spent the past week thinking how fortunate I am to have been able to homeschool my children the past 12 years. They have grown into teenagers that I LOVE spending time with and I’m really going to miss this season of my life when it’s over. *tear*  

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

Today we drove to Atlanta for a field trip to Medieval Times that I’d arranged. One of the moms that attended was Diane, a fellow blogger.  We’ve read each other’s blogs for a while now and it was so nice to be able to meet her and her daughter Grace. I only wish we would’ve had more time to chit chat. 

Diane homeschools using a Charlotte Mason approach and blogs about her experiences and life as a new homesteader.   I hope you’ll stop by and visit her at Cabin in the Woods.


Until next week…Happy Homeschooling!


  1. Hey Tonya!

    I have teenage homeschool questions for you :)

    What do you guys do for history? What curriculum do you use?

    Also--what other kind of stuff do you do? I am trying to decide what I want to do with my kids for next year and I am at a loss as what to do with them next year.

    Also--where are you working?

    Talk to you soon!

  2. Grace loved the field trip. Couldn't stop talking about it. It was a great way to kick off our study of the Middle Ages through our readings in The Story of the World. Hopefully we all can meet up again. We have lots of neat places for adventures if you are in our neck of the woods again.

  3. What a fun place! I love your site. The graphics, icons, buttons...all so cute and unique!
    It's awesome that you traveled (lived on the road) with your homeschoolers. this is so appealing to me and my husband, and it's really not as uncommon as we once thought.
    Glad you are enjoying being settled a bit.
    Good for you.
    God Bless!

  4. @Jennifer- I shot you an email but I'm also going to create a blog post based on your question later this week. I hope to have it up within the next couple days.

    @Diane-- We really will be in your neck of the woods since we had to postpone the panning for gold leg of our trip. I'll let you know when and where. It would be fun to meet up. :)

    @Lora-- You're so kind, feel free to compliment my blog anytime! lol Actually, my good friend and blog designer, Louise at handles the design side of things. She's great and I'm really blessed to have found her.


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