Thursday 8 December 2011

Homeschool Mothers Journal {4}

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…

  • This week we have started learning about Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)(this site has some interesting fun facts about Picasso.)  and I was surprised to learn that he was still alive when I was born.  Sir N was intrigued with the comparison of two of his paintings. We looked at The Altar Boy 1896 and Boy in Sailor Suit with Butterfly Net 1938 and he could not believe that when Picasso was younger his paintings looked more like that of an older more mature person and his paintings when he was older looked like a primary school age child had painted them.
  • Making animal foot print casts this week with Sir N.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
  • Are you feeling under pressure ?  If so have a careful slow look around you and see what unwritten code of life you are being subtly influenced to live up to.  Sometimes the homeschool groups we are involved in can be the boulder that is drowning us.  

I am inspired by…

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • This week has been a quieter week for us which is good because I am feeling very tired.  We visited my mother who is in hospital recovering from surgery. 
  • Later today we are going to pretend we are postal delivery workers and secretly drop Christmas cards into peoples post boxes.
  • Driving 3 hours north of Melbourne to fetch my dad's car which has been repaired.

My favorite thing this week was…

What’s working / not working for us…
  • Cuddling on the couch reading stories together.
  • Doing math first thing after breakfast and not waiting till after lunch.

Questions/thoughts I have…
  • I am constantly amazed at the goodness of our God and His timing in our lives.  I have been thinking about what I want to do with my blog and where I want to take it.  I ♥ blogging.  I really enjoy the digital challenges it presents.  I love to find information and thrive on finding positive information and passing it on to my friends.  But I am struggling to find balance.  The balance between family, blogging, house work, schooling etc.  
  • I have been really blessed over at Sarah Mae's blog Like A Warm Cup of Coffee where she is hosting a guest blogger by the name of Laura.  Laura has written a thoughtful series titled:  Social Media Behave.  I have really enjoyed these posts as she has taken something so pertinent to where I am at and given me positive steps to set healthy boundaries. 

Things I’m working on…
  • Finding a healthy balance in blogging, motherhood, friendships and spiritual walk.

I’m reading…

I’m cooking…

I’m grateful for…
  • Healthy Children 
  • Encouraging friendships.
I’m praying for…
Please stand with me in prayer for:
  • My Mom who is recovering from surgery and is in hospital
  • Our application to immigrate to Australia and become permanent residents.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…


This post is linked to: The Homeschool Mothers Journal Blog Party


  1. What a cool fact about Picasso! I had no idea. Glad to "meet" you.

  2. Pleased to meet you too. Did you know his full name contains 23 words !!

    Welcome to my blog. Seems we are sisters in arms. I to was married at 19 !! We just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.


  3. Looks like you guys have had a busy week. Praying for your mother and your move. Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend! I too struggle with finding that balance. Maybe we will both discover it soon...

  4. I will keep your mom and your immigration status in my prayers!

    I just love cuddling on the couch reading. I think it is such a wonderful blessing for homeschool families! :-)

    I hope you have a great weekend!
    Many blessings,

  5. Thank you Lisa.

    We are currently living in Australia. We are New Zealand citizens. There is a special agreement that NZ can work and live here indefinately but we want to migrate. I really appreciate you standing with us in prayer.

    My mom is now home from hospital but has another six weeks of recovery ahead of her.

  6. It is good to hear that your Mom is already out of the hospital, praying that she has a speedy recovery. They have an Austrailian exhibit at one of our local museums we are hoping to catch beings we studied Austrailia a few years back. Stopping by from the HMJ.


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