Friday, September 30, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal ~ September 30, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…I did laundry. Lots and lots of laundry. YUCK!
In our homeschool this week…we decided to take things a little easier. I was looking at my calendar for October and we getting overwhelmed. I have a TON of reviews coming up and our house was beginning to look like a tornado hit it...except for the laundry room which was taken over by just about every article of clothing we own (talk about Mt. Washmore)! 

As a family we did Religion and History, worked on cleaning the house and used our products that are up for review.

Unicorn continued to use Life of Fred and ALEKS QuickTables for Math. Reading and Writing were replaced with a Literature review product as was Latin. In addition, she used 2 other products that are fun and educational.

Ladybug and Monkey had a bit of a break. They joined us for Religion, History and cleaning. Next week will be pretty much the same except I have a couple products to review with these two!
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…know your limits (and those of your children)!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…this weekend we are staying home and watching General Conference. If you are not LDS (Mormon), General Conference is a time when the Prophet and the Apostles teach the people in a Worldwide Conference. Conference can be watched live in Salt Lake City, Utah, via satellite at many of our church buildings, via cable or satellite in your home (BYU channel and in some areas a local station will pick it up as well) or streamed on the internet at For more information go to or or click the "I believe" button on my sidebar.
My favorite thing this week was…listening to Ladybug recount her first birthday party experience. She is 5 and was invited to a friend's pj and spa birthday party. She still hasn't stopped talking about it! 
What’s working/not working for us…reviewing for the TOS crew (and a few private reviews too)! I am a curriculum junkie and reviewing products is helping curb my "oh! This curriculum would be perfect" problem! :) My kids are enjoying it too, they never know what will show up in their workboxes!
Questions/thoughts I have…is it REALLY October already?!?!? Where has this year gone?!?
Things I’m working on…reviews, reviews, a giveaway, reviews, and more reviews! :D
I’m reading…I made a goal this year to read the entire Bible and I just finished it this past week! This is the first time I have ever read it ALL the way through. 
I’m cooking…e-Mealz!
I’m grateful for…for homeschooling. I'm grateful we can take breaks and switch things up as necessary.
I’m praying for…clarity.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” –Aristotle
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  1. love your advice - so important to know our own limits and those of our kids! i agree about october already - i can't believe it! good for you for reading the entire Bible! that is something i would love to accomplish too...have a great weekend!

  2. Thankfully, our schedule isn't too full.....yet.  I know it will be filling up quickly though!!  Have a wonderful week!!


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