The Homeschool Mother’s Journal

Oh it feels so good to be doing one of these again!  Yeah baby!

In my life this week…


About a month ago I started a new job; I’m working as a social media assistant for a PR company in AZ.  I’m loving it, but I’m still getting used to how it fits into our schedule.  You know, Vince’s rotating shift work, homeschooling, grooming appointments, blogging, all that fun stuff?  But, everyone’s helping out and is totally supportive and I’m rocking it.

I also registered for freaking Blissdom!  That’s right, I’m going to Blissdom baby!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve wanted to go since I saw all the posts leading up to and after it last year, but never really thought I’d be heading there.  Shoot, I didn’t think I’d still be blogging right now.

Vince knew how much much I wanted to go {read:  I kept droning on and on about it…} and came home one day with some extra “Blissdom spending money” for me.  I registered that day and I’m so glad I did!

In our homeschool this week…


Babydoll and I really picked up the pace this week.  We had an odd schedule prior to December because of soccer and Babydoll’s homeschool class at the Space and Rocket Center.  It felt great to get it going again.

We worked on sentence diagramming and reviewed some stuff in grammar, worked on multiple digit multiplication in math, completed two Top Secret Adventures, practiced typing, worked on spelling state capitols and compound words, and studied the planets in science.  We also decided that we were going to pause on the Renaissance and start learning about the American government, the election process, etc.

I’m grateful for…


I am so thankful Vince pushed me to go to Blissdom!  I have such a hard time making decisions when it comes to spending large amounts of money, and doing things for myself.  He’s my cheerleader {in our own warped family kind of way} and wants me to be happy {or blissful} and knows that I love this.  I’m so thankful for his support!

A quote to share…


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

I am beyond freaked out about heading to Blissdom with hundreds of other bloggers.  Excited, but freaked out.  As I’ve gotten older, I feel socially awkward anyway and slightly agoraphobic, and going to a conference that huge, with bloggers that actually know each other, and not knowing a soul makes me kind of queasy.  But, I’m gonna be courageous and master my fear by setting a few Blissdom goals.  More to come!