Friday, 27 January 2012

Homeschool Mothers Journal {11} - Pinning it Down.

The Home school Mother’s Journal began as a single post on a Friday morning over at The Homeschool Chick, and turned into a link-up for homeschool mothers across the blog-O-sphere to share a piece of their journey with one another each week. The link party is open from Friday to Monday so join me in The Homeschool Journal and lets encourage one another on our homeschool journey.

In my life this week…
In our homeschool this week…
  • Completed two Pinning it DOWN challenges. We made peg frogs and Firefighter Fingers.
  • Started Abeka math again.  It amazes me how much they forget if you go on holiday ....  so we are working on re - remembering.
  • Did a week of holiday swim program at Paul Saddler swim land.
  • Made snow globes.
  • Celebrated Australia Day by blogging .....
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
I am inspired by…

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • We had lunch with the ladies from the Art co-op we are a part of.
  • The first CHEF (Christian Home Educating Families) meeting for the year started this week. It was great fellowship.
  • Counting down the months, weeks and days

My favorite thing this week was…
  • Watching Sir N remember the skills he had attained in swimming before the holidays during his week of swimming lessons at Paul Sadler Swimland and being awarded his Pink Certificate today!

What’s working/not working for us…
  • Trying to do my One Year Through The Word bible reading / blogging during the day. I have come to the conclusion I need to be up an hour before the rest of the household if I am going to have the time and more importantly quiet uninterrupted time to do it. I now have a few days I need to catch up.  Who said you need 21 days to form a new habit ? It's not true !!
Questions/thoughts I have…
Things I’m working on…
  • Thanks to Erin I discovered: Pinning it DOWN!  Love this idea!  Do you have a Pinterest ?  If so you NEED have to join Sarah and Pam who have started a Pinning it DOWN! challenge this year. The challenge is to take one of the ideas from Pinterest and DO IT, blog it and join in the linky!  ♥♥♥♥ it. I Pinned it DOWN this week.
  • A couple of Food posts, and a few DIY  blog photo tutorials. (making scrolling button widgets, Favicon ??, Make your own grab my button, Working with HTML code)
I’m reading…
"Envy, jealousy, coveting; whatever you want to call it, is sin and it will cripple your ministry.  Besides, God doesn't just bless a blog through numbers…they only tell half the story."
I’m cooking…
  • Snapper wrapped in bacon. 
  • Collecting Watermelon rind to make another batch of Watermelon Jam.
  • Tuna Bake.
  • Brown Onion Soup Potatoes
I’m grateful for…

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next - Abraham Lincoln

This post is linking to:
Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers and The Homeschool Chick pop on over to read what other homeschool Moms are doing.


  1. I really enjoy reading these posts!

    Great links from your Reading list...

    Esp. loved your Pinning It Down post - I've just noticed those link-ups in the past week, what a great idea! Your solution for the peg-frogs/fish was so creative, and turned out very cute! I would love to borrow your ideas for our "F" letter-of-the-week unit study coming up (if you wouldn't mind!). :)

    Have a great weekend!!

    1. Hi Collette.
      You are welcome to use the Peg Frog idea :) I look forward to seeing your frong!

      Thanks I am looking forward to this weekend. My husband is erecting a shed outside for storage so we can tame the collection of things in our rumpus / library room. I am so looking forward to it!


  2. Sounds like a good week. Except for the hiccup with forgetting stuff over the holidays. My son does that too.
    South Africa? How cool! I'd like to hear about it afterwards.
    Have a great week!!
    Stopping by from THMJ.

    1. All in all it was a good week.

      I hope I will be able to blog our trip to SA when we go. It depends on the internet connection and electricity as to whether it will be a happening thing.

      May your weekend be a blessed one !

  3. Thanks so much for the link love! It's always encouraging to hear that something I've written has proven even a little helpful or encouraging [smile].


    1. You are welcome Luke. Keep writing :-)

  4. Oh, the Pinning it Down looks really neat...if only I could figure out how to add the button to my blog posts! Even after all this time blogging I can't add a button with the html! LOL

    1. Hope to see you join in soon ! :)

      To grab the button you
      1 - hover over the button with your mouse
      2 - right click with your mouse
      3 - select Save image as (or push CTRL+V on your keyboard)
      4 - click save (remember to check where it's been saved to!)
      5 - Upload the image to your blog and there you have it.

      I will be doing a post on how to manipulate the HTML so that when you click on the image it takes you to a post.


  5. Wow! Lots of great links, thanks!

  6. I love this post. So many good articles to read and I'm bookmarking you so I can come back and be inspired. :)

  7. I think it takes longer than 21 days to form a habit, too! At least it does in my experience :D

  8. Great week!
    Great resources and links!
    You are awesome:)

  9. Thanks for posting so many links! :)


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