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…
- Worked along side Dad and helped him to erect the car port in our driveway. We learned all about safety with tools.
- Played with the iron filings and a magnet.
- Did swimming lessons every day at a holiday program.
- Started watching the Original Heidi series. Paul has just finished reading the unabridged trilogy to Sir N. Heidi, Heidi Grows Up and Heidi's Children.
- Listened to our first audio book: Charlotte's Web written and Performed by E.B. White.
- No pearls of wisdom this week :)
- Erica over at Confessions of a Homeschooler and her Family Mission Statement.
- 10 Great ideas from Pinterest over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
- We went to the local outdoor pool where Sir N attended the Vic Swim week. It was good to see him grow in his confidence.
- To the L family to celebrate a fourth birthday.
- We went to the zoo and went for a bus trip around the Safari area.
- Looking forward to our ten year family reunion ...
My favorite thing this week was…
- Discovering a Look-Alikes book I have spent the last 10 years searching for at the library!
- Watching Sir N play with a magnet and iron filings.
- Waking up too late in the mornings. I find that I am feeling frustrated as I am not able to complete the things I set out to do as I constantly feel behind!
- Years ago at a book sale I picked up two little books by Jim Arnosky. I am really keen to get started on a Nature Notebook. I ♥ his nature Notebooks and recently discovered that he has published the following book: Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird Watching and Shore Walking (Hardback) I wonder if I should invest in this book ?
- I am thinking about a word that can help be stay on track with my Goals for 2012. I am leaning towards: COMMITMENT without commitment I will never attain my goals.
- I want to make some water lemon rind jam and I have no idea where to buy slaked lime from in Australia. Any ideas ??
- Planning to get walking fit to do an 8 km fun walk to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital in February.
- Cover to Cover. I am learning so much and am feeling so encouraged by His word. It feels so good to be back in the word of God. Two of the things I enjoyed learning about this week are: The story of Melchizedek and Job and his framework for righteous living.
- A Label drop down Tutorial.
- Putting all the Christmas decorations away and finding better ways of storing / packing these items. This year my favourite thing to use was cable ties. They have helped keep my Christmas lights in order and the branches of my Christmas tree in neat orderly piles.
- Callanetics. Boy do I sleep well after a session of this!
- About Josephs arrival over at Every Season. This blog post touched a soft spot in my heart.
- Wheat Free and Gluten Free Recipes over at Paleo Bread Recipes.
- What's holding you back from Excellence over at Princess Warrior Lessons.
- Putting your family first as a mom and Family Mission Statement over at the Better Mom.
- Mothering from the heart over at the Better Mom.
- Facebook by Linda over at Pillars of Pine. Linda makes some interesting points.
- Happy New Year by Erin over at Seven Little Australians and Counting. I enjoyed Erins focused simplicity.
- Fully Present in Every Moment by Susan over at Kerugma. I especially enjoyed the Amish Proverb: Enjoy Today, it wont come back.
I’m grateful for…
- A husband who is a handy man and saves us hundreds of dollars each year by fixing / building what ever needs to be done here at home. This past week he erected a kit set car port and saved us over $1 000 on installation.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom." ― Charles H. Spurgeon
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