Friday, July 29, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal


In my life this week…

I feel like I’m finally getting back on track after our surprise move. It has been one crazy month! 

It has been really wonderful to catch up with family and friends here in Ohio but I have to admit that I really miss my Alabama friends. I also miss some of the “luxuries” that I’d become accustomed to in a larger city- like grocery stores that don’t close at 10:00pm or the amazing thrift stores that were minutes away. Getting used to small town living once again is really going to take a bit of adjusting. 

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

My oldest son, Nickolaus, turned 18. My husband wanted to do something for him that would be really special. We asked Nickolaus what he wanted and he surprised us when he said he would love to visit the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in no other than New York City.  So Nickolaus and I set off for our first lone adventure. 

We’re blessed to have an aunt and uncle that live in New Jersey that had offered to allow us to stay at their home near Princeton which would allow an easy commute into the city via train. It was so nice to see them. They really spoiled us. Last Friday my aunt went into NYC with us to show us the ropes.  We visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art- which is a museum like no other, Central Park and the beautiful cathedral.  On Saturday we spent a full day learning about the Revolutionary War by visiting places like The Old Barrack’s Museum in Trenton and Washington’s Crossing in nearby Pennsylvania. My uncle also gave us a run down of the battle of Princeton of which he is very knowledgeable.    

New York City 150 Stepping off the Subway in NYC

Things I’m working on…

I’m trying to unpack our necessities but since our housing situation is only temporary, I don’t want to unpack everything. Yet finding a happy medium is proving most difficult.

I’ve also been thinking about “all things homeschool”. We have moved back to Ohio which means that I have to acclimate myself once again to Ohio’s homeschool laws. I have to notify with the local school district, try to find a football team my son can play on, decide if we will join a support group and which one and I have to determine which curricula and materials we will be using this year while one child has determined that they would like to finish two years this year. Whew! 

Did I also mention that I am also house hunting? My children have very specific requests. They each want a bedroom, they want to live in the country so they can have friends over and have bonfires and we need something near the Interstate so my husband will have an easier commute to work. Not too bad of a list, but rentals like that aren’t easy to come by. I’m praying the Lord will open just the right doors. 

Oh yeah, I didn’t even mention that we are taking a real vacation in August that I really should wrap up plans for? I haven’t even made flight arrangements which should have been completed months ago. Does anyone have any secrets for getting a great deal on flights? 

Yep, this is one of those times that I am totally, helplessly overwhelmed. So how has your week been?

Want to see how other homeschool moms have spent their week? Stop by The Homeschool Chick to read other journal entries. 

Until next time, Happy Homeschoolin’!


  1. Oh my! You have been busy. So many big things happening. I'm hopped over from the homeschool mother's journal link-up.  I'm living in a small town too and I really miss the conveniences of a bigger city. It's not all bad though :-)

  2. Wow! How can you even plan homeschooling right now?! Hang in there! Everything WILL get done!

  3. Wow! I had a surprise move a month ago too! Guess we're floatin' in the same boat! Trying to pull everything together and carry on normal daily life is quite a challenge, isn't it?

    Stopping by from the HMJ.

  4. Priceline, baby.  I like to wait until weeks before our trip then throw out a name your own price bid that is so low that  it's ridiculous!  Sometimes God smiles at me and it gets accepted.  If you're flying somewhere Southwest or Jet Blue go then they are usually the cheapest. 


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