My life this week…
In my life this week:
I have had a week of roller-coasters, with some being gentle and rolling and others making me want to throw up. With the addition of Classical Conversations these past 3 weeks J has not been excited to do anything school related, so its been a battle of the wills most days. However I am enjoying the fullness of my life. From an outside perspective it might just look busy, but I am enjoying everyday roller-coasters included.
In our homeschool this week:
After 2 weeks of Classical Conversations behind us I finally was able to “touch” a little of it each day with J. He loves the history songs, and being able to jump around while skip counting is a bonus for a 6 year old boy. Math and phonic has taken a back seat to make room for Classical Conversations. I have yet to integrate all the work we need to do in a day, but most of the time I’m not to worried about it.
We (mom, J, and L) are part of Community Bible study one day a week, so J and I need to make sure we make time for his lesson each day or by Wednesday we are cramming 5 days into 1.
L still attends a local co-op 3 days a week, which has made her the busiest of the family, but she loves her time.
Helpful homeschooling tips to share:
During CBS this week the director of Moms in Touch was asked to share a little about the organization, and specifically what they are doing each Thursday morning. I admit that I have seen advertising for Moms in Touch before and I horribly thought that I prayed enough for my kids that what could a “meeting” once a week do to change anything? Well after listening to the testimonies I was convicted of not praying enough or praying scripture. I never prayed scripture over my kids before, and I can only believe what a transformation that would make if I did.
My advice is to pray, pray for your kids specific scriptures, and meet with other moms who will stand in agreement with you. As a Christian homeschooling mom I am swimming up stream with 2 little ones on my back, and I need to speak as much protection over them as possible.
I am inspired by:
One of my dear friends has been training for the Nike Womens Marathon next Sunday and I’ve been watching her train so diligently that it got me thinking “what could I be so diligent about?” She has inspired me to look at what I am doing now, and how I could make any of it better.
Places we are going and people we are seeing:
We’ve had a pretty full week this week, but we have not gone anywhere unusual as a family. Last Saturday was a date night for mom and dad. We went and saw Courageous, and I cried through most of it. The kids spent the weekend with Nana, which they always love, but are excited to come home. This weekend is a bit more relaxed. J has golf, and L and I spent the morning watching Caliou.
What’s working or not working for us:
I love being a part of L’s co-op and teaching, and I am enjoying tutoring J’s Classical Conversations class. My week is flanked with these opportunities to interact with young minds eager to learn, which make the middle of my week with a stubborn boy seem a bit more tolerable.
Questions/thoughts I have:
I want to know what you moms do with a child who refuses day after day that they do not want to do school? How much of it do you discipline them for? I really do find myself angrier then I want to be and I know that is not the right answer. If you have advice I would love to hear it.
I am reading:
My bible is the only book lately that I’ve picked up to read, which for a lot of reasons is a good thing. I read a lot of Facebook posts, and blogs in my feed. If there are any wonderful books out there you can suggest pass them this way.
I am cooking:
My friend who is running the marathon is also a Wildtree rep, so right now I am cooking shredded pork with her Enchilada sauce for homemade enchiladas.
I’ll leave you with this:
Its not a really new change but for many of you it is, new. I love my darker shorter cut.