The Homeschool Mother’s Journal

 

In my life this week…

It was a fairly quiet week with not too much going on.  We cooked/baked a bit, ran some errands, spent some time together as a family.

I did finally get to start on getting my house back in order now that I’m done with school.  It wasn’t necessarily dirty, but it was cluttered and needed a bit of a purge and some rearranging.  I’m taking one room at a time and it’s going rather well, and of course I’ve got less mental clutter now.

In our homeschool this week…

We’re finishing up spelling and history, working through the times tables, and doing a ton of reading.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We didn’t really go anywhere noteworthy this week, but next week we’ve got a full one.

We’ll be heading to the library to get some new books and sign up for the summer reading program, Babydoll has soccer try-outs, we’ve got a Girl Scout meeting, I’ve got a Girl Scout planning meeting to prepare for bridging and next year, and I’ll be delivering a wedding cake.

My favorite thing this week was…

I have a couple of favorite things this week!

New Washer and DryerMy most favorite thing was getting my new washer and dryer!!!! I’ve had my old set for about 1o years, and they weren’t the greatest when we bought them.  Not bad, just a very basic model.  The washer was starting to squeak and do other weird things, so Vince suggested I get a new set.  I’ve been waiting on these things for months {gotta love having issues with two companies…} and they finally came.  I *heart* them.  So, so, so much.

I stand in the laundry room and watch in awe; they’re magical I tell you.  They’ve got about a billion settings and so I’m having to learn how to do laundry all over again…

I also found out that I’ve made it onto The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew! I’ve wanted to be a part of this ever since I saw a crew member’s review early last year.  I think it’s a great thing for homeschoolers and hopefully it’ll be tons of fun!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

I’ve begun ordering curriculum for next year.  I came across a post about The Prairie Primer, and went through some of it with Babydoll and she thought it sounded great.  That will now be the bulk of our literature next year, with a break here and there for some Evan-Moor literature pockets.

Have any of you used The Prairie Primer?  If so, what did you think?  Is there anything you would add/take away?

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

Babydoll making breakfastBabydoll and I made ourselves breakfast today {Daddy had to work}.  The recipe came from her Rachel Ray cookbook.  We had want amounts to peanut butter sandwich French toast.  Oh man.  It was good…  And filling.