Friday, May 13, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal: Week ending 5/13

It's been a while since I've posted my weekly update...but finally, I've started again. I enjoy this quick weekly wrap up because it's a great way to keep up with the craziness in our lives.

So here's what we've been up to this week:

In my life this week:

Mother's Day is a great way to start your week. I wish we could start each week with Mother's Day! I love the thoughtfulness and creativity my husband and my daughters put into their gifts and the day in general. Tuesday I decided I was going to have a "Mommy's Day Out" and treated myself to a haircut, eyebrow waxing, massage, mani/pedi. It was wonderful. Though I did feel a bit guilty about being gone most of the afternoon and spending so much money on myself, I enjoyed it. We as mothers neglect ourselves way too often. Not to mention the fact that I had a little one at home who wasn't feel so well. She has strep throat again- the 5th time since August. But she was at home cuddled up on the couch being taken care of by Daddy, so I snuck away for awhile!

In our homeschool this week:

As I posted in my last post (which blogger has somehow deleted and should be restoring soon!), we are all getting Summer fever, even though we school year round. When my children aren't feeling well, their attention span is nonexistent. So, school with Shaylie wasn't easy this week. Basically, I saved it all up and she completed it today since she's feeling better. Nevaeh however moved right along. Really, I think she enjoyed the one on one time. We didn't do anything really exciting...truthfully, we're all just bored and are ready to move on to first grade!

Places we're going and people we're seeing:

We didn't go anywhere this week. The girls are attending a Kids Nite Out at our local Fitness Center tonight and they are super excited! I'm excited too because that means I get a date night with my hubby!

My favorite thing this week was:

I have two favorites: obviously my Mommy's Day Out and Tuesday evening when Shaylie was feeling so bad, she asked me to come lay in her bed with her, so I did. She was almost asleep and looked up at me with these big eyes and said "Mommy, you know there is no such thing as too much love in the world!"..she melted my heart.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have:

Are you guys sticking with the same curriculum next year or changing it up?

I know we will be changing, but I just haven't figured out which one will be switching to!

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

Amanda from 31 Rubies has an awesome week long series of posts about marriage this week. I loved it. Check it out: here.


  1. awe... SO Sweet!
    and good for you! I agree... even taking it another notch further, we owe it to our kids to take time for ourselves where we pamper a little. our daughters need to grow up learning to value themselves and our sons need to grow up learning to value their women...

    Great update!

  2. Thanks Misty! You are right, it does set a good example for our children!

  3. Cute blog!

    I just found your blog through the Swingin by Sunday blog hop! Can't wait to read more. Have a great week.

    Amanda @

  4. we are sticking with the same curriculum.I enjoy reading ur blog