Friday 22 June 2012

HSMJ - Permission to Pin

In my life this week…
With all the hype in the blogging world over Pinterest on whether to pin or not to pin I followed a link from All Things Beautiful and I read Do You have Permission to Pin over at Corkboard Connections and decided to give official permission for people to pin from my blog.

I took the plunge this week and started a Facebook page so if you are on Facebook I would love to connect with you and chat.  Please pop on over and like the page and say hello. 

I met some new bloggers and enjoyed surfing the www. I struggled about whether or not to do a product review after I discovered that they wanted life long advertising in exchange for a 90 day use of their site.  What would you have done ? 

In our homeschool this week…
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
  • Sarah over at Amongst Lovely things has posted a post titled Ruth Beechick 101. If you are a little worn out and in need of some encouragement. Head on over and check out Sarah's post.
  • Rebecca over at Mom's Mustard Seeds has written a well balanced post on how she decided on their method of homeschooling.  This is a great article to share with new home school Mums and veteran Mums alike.  There is a Method To our School at Home.
  • Are you homeschooling in New South Wales (Australia) ?  Would like a little insight into how to do your exemption? Pop on over to Rendezvous Junction where you can look at Miss Z (high school) registration, Master J documentation (Year 7) and Miss E Year 1  You can view pdf's of the process and what to submit.
I am inspired by…

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • Last week Saturday evening I joined my father, brother and his kids for a train trip to Etihad Stadium to watch a rugby match.  We watched a match between Wales and Australia.  Australia won by the skin of their teeth in the very last seconds of the match.  It was nail biting and so much fun. It's been at least 30 years since I last joined my Dad for a ride on a train to a match. 
  • Monday saw us visit my sister and help her on her newest adventure which just happened to be my favourite thing this week!
  • On Tuesday we joined some fellow home educators and went for a day trip to see The Sea Shepherd.
  • It has been too cold to venture out for the rest of the week so we have been enjoying our centrally heated home.
  • My Mom came over for a cuppa.
My favorite thing this week was…
  • Helping my sister start her new blog.  Maryleen has been blessed with an artistic gift and I love to see the things she has made or the things she is currently working on.  I have been encouraging her to start a blog and share some of her creations.  The result is Cherished Moments in Time. Please pop on over and welcome her to blog land.

What’s working/not working for us…
  • not making it to the library to stock up on books for our next adventure on Expedition Earth.

Questions/thoughts I have…
  • What are the sorts of things you like to see shared on Facebook pages ?
Things I’m working on…
  • Heee Heee Meme started by Victor with the intention of spreading laughter and hilarity throughout blogland. I was tagged by Vicky and reminded of my need to add a post by Erin.
  • Back in April Jennifer from Little Homeschool on the Prairie tagged me in a Good Random Fun Meme.  
I’m reading…
I’m cooking…
  • Soup.  It's cold here and the time of the year for old fashioned crock pot cooking and soup.  Got any favourites you like to cook ?
  • My husband cooked some trout in the barbeque /smoker.  Can't wait to try out the new flavour. 
  • I found a great blog via Pinterest  called A Year of Slow Cooking.  I am keen to try use some of her recipe's. The recipes have been listed in two ways: The Entire Year, in order OR Table of Contents, A Year of Slow Cooking.
On Pinterest I found...
  • Plenty of Photography tutorials.  This is my latest adventure and I am really enjoying learning how to use a DSLR camera.
  • One of my newest projects is looking for home school helps in teaching Character.
  • Sir N has been enjoying playing with his lego.  Pinterest has some excellent practical ideas for you.

I’m grateful for…
  •  Great friends who support and encourage me.  For my new blog friends who inspire encourage and coach me on this blogging journey and the ones who are donating e product for a blog birthday give away.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Break Free from Your Mold Zenos Frudakis 2000


This post is linking to:
Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
The Homeschool Chick

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 has moved and is now hosted over at iHomeschool Network and is open from Friday to Monday so join me in The Homeschool  Mothers Journal and lets encourage one another on our homeschool journey.


  1. I am about to start character studies again - we take times off but it's time to go again. :o)

    1. Deborah I need to start up again too. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Hi Chareen,
    I wanted to thank you for linking so many times to my totallytogetherjournal site! I am thankful I can be of some help to you in some way. happy friday!

    1. You are welcome. I enjoyed poking around and reading. Keep up the journaling!

  3. It sounds like a great week! :-) Thanks for all of the links. I am going to check some of them out right now. I hope you have a great weekend! Many blessings, Lisa

  4. I love that picture! And I liked you on facebook.

  5. I can't wait to look into some of these links, Chareen:) I don't know how you find all these resources, but you always have such a wealth of information to share with us:)

    I love the last picture you shared...too cool!

  6. Thanks for sharing these links, Chareen. It's been very interesting to browse them, this evening.

    God bless:-)


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