Homeschool Mother’s Journal

Things I’m working on!

Well, I haven’t posted on homeschooling in awhile so I thought I’d do a post for today.

One of my sons has been struggling with language arts. He doesn’t enjoy reading at all and he finds all areas of language arts to be onerous. We’ve been trying out different books to see what will work best for him, to continue to stretch and teach him yet not stress him. I think sometimes we forget that STRETCH does not have to = STRESS. We are still looking.

We’ve come full circle on our history curriculum. This week we’ll be restarting our study on Ancient Egypt. Joel barely remembers our study of it last time and the other two don’t remember it at all. The problem is, I tend to loan books out to people and forget who I loaned them to and find myself missing stuff when I need it. So I’ll be using the Kits for Kids at our library to fill in our gap as there is no $$ for curriculum right now.

Everyone is ahead on math right now and that’s encouraging.

Joel is on target for his biology and constitutional law but Micah and Seth are behind in science (my bad). I really wish I enjoyed science. :(

We go in spurts. Some spurts we get TONS of school done and pull ahead. Other spurts we barely maintain and find lags in certain subjects. After 23 years, it all comes out in the wash by the end of the year and it all gets done. But I have also found, after all these years, that stressing out over it just doesn’t get our work done faster, better or fun-er. So, I’ll not stress and keep going.

Day 6 of Giving Thanks

Not doing a separate post but just wanting to mention how very very thankful I am to have the opportunity to homeschool my children. To have them home with me 24/7, to be able to see character problems right away and jump in immediately and work to deal with it. I love getting to really know my children and help to encourage them in their passions and ‘bent’.

So, thank you, Lord, for the opportunity you’ve given me in homeschooling my children!

Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Back to School Monday, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Living Well Wednesdays, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, First Day of My Life , Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end

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  1. I am so glad you homeschool your children too. I used to work in a Christian School, and I thoroughly believe in that and more so in homeschooling. I am unable to have children but if I had I would have homeschooled as well. Enjoyed your post. Have a great day!

  2. I can so relate! I am terrible at science AND math. I did fine helping the grandkids til my oldest hit junior high – oyyyyy. The younger ones who are homeschooled are still at the “easy” stage for me, PTL. Praying your back is feeling much better.


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