Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

This is a new meme that I plan to participate in every week.  I think it will keep me accountable to blog about what happened in our lives during the prior week, plus keep me thinking about how our homeschool is progressing.  This is probably a bad week to start with, because nothing really excited happened - but it's a start!   

In my life this week...I've been playing catch-up.  In addition to being a homeschooling mom, I also work part-time outside the home.  In return for the ability to have reduced hours, I agreed that when necessary, I can work extra.  For the last five weeks, work extra I did (a lot extra).  The money I earned is now safely tucked away in our savings account, ear-marked for things we need to do around the house.  So this week has been spending extra time with the girls and playing catch-up on household chores (think Mt. Laundry).  Oh, and today was Puddin's birthday, so I got to spend some extra time with her!

In our homeschool this week...
I was excited to get back to attending our Classical Conversations Co-Op with the girls.  I'm continually amazed at how much they're learning, and it's exciting for me to be there to watch part of it.  While I was working horrendous hours my husband (who works from home) went with the girls to co-op.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
Nowhere special this week.  Or rather, no where out of the ordinary.  Every week the girls have ballet, soccer practice, co-op, science class at a local natural science museum and preserve, and science class taught by a homeschool dad.  Every week we go lots of places, but nothing unusual this week.

My favorite thing this week was...
In co-op during review time, when given a choice of what subject to review, Puddin chose Latin.  Love that!  And being back to my part-time schedule in time for Puddin's birthday was a blessing.

What's working/not working for us...
We obviously haven't done a lot of schoolwork during the past few weeks.  Thank goodness for that flexible homeschooling schedule, and for the fact that we don't ever really stop learning.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
Even though we haven't done much schoolwork lately, the girls still learn because of their absolute love of reading.  It comforts me to think that they probably still learned more in the last 3-4 weeks than public schooled kids!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
A quote from Charlotte Mason borrowed from a friend's Facebook status today: "The question is not how much does the youth know when he has finished his education, but how much does he care?  And about how many orders of things does he care?  ...and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?"



  1. It's the "nothing really exciting happened" kind of weeks that I think that we're all going to look back on and love the most.

    I'm so glad that you linked up with me this week!

    Sue :)

  2. I'm loving the journal meme too!