Today's Wisdom

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Homeschool Mother's Journal - 4

In my life this week...

We have had no sickness!  Okay, no real sickness!  We still have a few lingering colds but life has gotten back to normal!

In our homeschool this week...

We began the catch up progress.  Since 2011 begun we have had strep twice, the flu, stomach bugs, and a death in our family.  So, in our homeschool we have gotten behind.  But that is the beauty of homeschool, we could take the time we needed to heal and grieve fully. 

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
I'm starting a "just for moms" Zumba class on Monday!  I am so excited about that!  Girls and Boys Clubs are this week too.

My favorite thing this week was...
Experiencing an even closer relationship with God!  Seeing Him answer my prayer warrior children's prayers so clearly and working in our family!!

What's working/not working for us...

Right now - we are doing okay!  I did gain some wonderful insight from a few veteran homeschool moms this week at our Welcoming and Mentoring group meeting!  What a blessing that group is!    Be sure to check the next question for some of their wisdom!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

The topic was "If I had to do it over again.....".  We had 2 ladies there who have children who were homeschooled all the way and have now graduated from college and have careers.  And the big thing..........RELAX!!  It will be okay, God has a plan for your child and He will fix your screw ups, ROFL!  Phew!  (that is my paraphrase :)
A few other words of wisdom....
  • learning doesn't have to be from a book - one of the ladies shared how she would constantly tell her husband that he never helped her with their homeschool -that was her thing she would have changed- not only because she was being a nag but because when her son entered college to become an engineer, he was a year above his peers because he had worked with his father since age 12 in their home improvement business not because of his "book" skills.
  • keep a record of those funny moments that you think you will never forget
  • read aloud more even to your high schoolers
  • give more praise and compliments
  • don’t let your school become your idol - if it's constantly on your mind and it's all you think about it has become your idol
  • take more time for yourself
  • don't put your husband last
  • teach more lifestyle skills instead of worrying about finishing school work
  • you can try every curriculum out there and sometimes you still will not be able to "fix" an area of weakness for your child - but you know what - IT'S OKAY
A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

Last week, my husband's father went home to be with Jesus.  It was a tough and long week but God gave us the strength and comfort we needed to get through.  Below, was a  sign that Jonathan made for him while he was sick.  We will miss him greatly, but we can rest in the comfort and assurance that he is with Jesus and we will be with him again!

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