Friday, May 27, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal~ Week 18


The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

Has been crazy and rushed.

In our homeschool this week…

We’ve been evaluating our past year. We’ve discussed what the kids liked, what they haven’t liked and things they’d like to do differently. Though we’ve pretty much been unschoolers while we’ve traveled and the kids have enjoyed having time to learn about their own interests, they would like a bit more structure from here on out. So we’ve been planning accordingly. 

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

After our incredibly busy schedule last week that took us to Disney World in Florida on Thursday, home to Alabama late Friday night, to Nashville early Saturday morning (where I promptly locked my keys in my vehicle) and back to Northern Alabama Saturday night for a concert, I thought we deserved a break.  

My favorite thing this week was…

Sleeping in Sunday morning. What a blessing it was that my oldest son drove himself to Sunday School and my husband took the other two and let me sleep in.   

What’s working/not working for us…

My kids want to meet more people and go on more field trips (imagine that)- but they’d also like to take some classes. I was shocked by some of the topics they want to pursue; psychology and sociology. Surprisingly, I’ve managed to find a couple classes that may work. My kids are ecstatic. 

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


Vincent, our dog, didn’t travel with us last week. Though he was happy to visit his friend Clifford while we were away, he still missed us. He sat on my son’s lap and licked him the entire drive to our house.

I couldn’t resist taking a picture.

Until next week ~ Happy Homeschooling!

Don’t forget to stop by The Homeschool Chick to be encouraged by other journal entries or to add one of your own.

Many people are wrapping up their school year (even if next year is only a week or two away) what changes are you looking forward to making in your home?


  1. Hey!! Love your blog and love how much you all travel and learn. Unschooling is definitely a great way to learn. I try to be more relaxed about it so we can do that too. It really pays off. Good for you for listening to your kids too, and meeting their needs. Awesome week mom! It's also really neat to find a blogger with older children. I can't wait to read more!

  2. lol! I was reading your blog while you were reading mine! It's nice to meet
    you and I hope you'll stop back. I was checking out your field trips- the
    state park one looked like it was a great time! Next Friday I'll host Field
    Trip Friday here if you're interested in linking up:

  3. Oh the unconditional love from our pets! Unschooling sure does have it's benefits. One thing it truly does train our minds to listen to our children.

  4. Visiting from the Homeschool Chick...sounds like you have had a crazy week!

  5. Yes, some weeks are crazy, aren't they? That's why I savor the ones that
    aren't. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I have to say that we were only gone two and a half days and we missed out
    little guy! He watched us out the window as we pulled away and I could have
    cried- it was almost as leaving one of my kids at the stter's when they were
    younger! lol

  7. Isn't it funny what our kids will pursue if given the choice! Sonds like a crazy week...

  8. How awesome that you're able to take what the kids tell you about what THEY want for school to create a great learning experience! I usually get "Whatever". LOL Perhaps when they're older? And look at all that traveling? Were you in the RV? You're on my blog list, but I'm stopping by from Mother's Journal - first time linking up!

  9. No RV, we travel in our older conversion van now. It's much better on gas.
    :) Don't feel bad, though my kids were very forthcoming on a few things they
    want to learn, it's only because they've been very bored home
    anyway! lol

  10. It was a crazy week, Candy. I'm ready for some R & R. :)


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