This little fella was on our screen door! Lol
Well, we went for a goal of 50 new followers and we did pretty good, but didn’t quite make it. I truly appreciate all of you sharing my blog and I hope you continue to enjoy our little adventure in homeschooling. I hope I encourage you all and help you realize you are not alone especially during the difficult times! We are here for each other to listen and if wanted, give advice.
Just so you know, I will be having at least one giveaway in November and December…it is looking like I will have some more for the new year, but I don’t want to let you in on anything just yet! You gotta stick with me and keep an eye out! Lol I will also be doing some live reviews on some of the other things we use in our homeschool….I may not have a giveaway, but I know just seeing a curriculum before you choose to buy it is helpful. I’ll let you all go…..I can’t wait til this evening! My mom is bringing me a chocolate peanut butter cake for my birthday! My mouth is already watering! Lol Have a great day everyone! Mandy
Hump day already! I swear the older I get the faster time seems to go. Anyway, I decided to make Wednesday’s our “What’s Up Wednesday” post. Where we share what we have been up to for the week and where you can share how your week has been going. It can be about hhomeschooling, anything you want to brag about or get off your chest. So, without further adue….our first, What’s Up Wednesday!
So, I’m not going to lie….this week has been a llittle frustrating. Nothing major just the boys not wanting to do chores or school work or go to bed. Like any normal kid, right?
Don’t get me wrong, we have had a lot of good times too. WH is really into classical music from around the world. We have been listening to it during school. It distracts him a little, but I think the cultural exposure is a huge positive. He is also really starting to understand math. I think using the Thinking Tree journals and Life of Fred together are helping him grasp things.
LH is taking off with his reading ….he is reading books to his younger brother and starting to gain a lot of confidence because of that.
WYH, now he is a different story and we are still trying to use all kinds of things to help him learn. He is a hands on learner. He doesn’t like to sit down and write in journals or read a book. He has enjoyed listening to The Mouse and the Motorcycle book at night. Teach your monster to read has become a God send. He is starting to read and doesn’t even realize it! He loves building so I usually have build some kind of structure with blocks too. This week I have slacked a little with that though.
I have been trying to work on my blog and learn how to make it better for all of you. It really is a learning curve, but I’m getting there. I appreciate all of you joining me for this ride! Talk to ya later, Mandy
Update on possible birthday giveaway giveaway: we have gotten several more followers and we are getting close to our goal of 50 new followers! We still need 15 more by tomorrow morning! If we get there by 9:30 am Eastern, we will do the extra Thinking Tree review and giveaway! So, keep sharing and sharing! We are so close to the goal! I really want to give something away! Also, I am going to do it a little different. I will do the live review, but to make sure we give working mamas and others time to see it and comment, I won’t announce a winner until Friday morning! Have a great day!
Hey guys, I know I have posted a lot of stuff today and I promise this will be the last one.
So many kids these days do not know basic life skills. Even employers are struggling to find young people with the basics they need for a job. Check out Skill Trek! It is a really neat company that has ekits and physical kits you can order to help cover a ton of basic life skills. We all try to cover what we know…but we can’t know or remember to teach everything. Skill Trek is a great company that was started by a couple that saw a need and wanted to help fill it. Here is the link, check it out! Share with anyone you think it might help…even adults!
Skill Trek Link
I think this verse describes homeschool mamas perfectly. It covers so many aspects of our homeschool journey. So many times we feel like we have failed at keeping our homes clean, yelling at the kids, not taking care of ourselves,or not gotten through to our kids with their school work or just getting them to listen. We have tried to get them to read the same sentence for 5 days and they STILL can’t. We blame ourselves, our choices….we don’t look at the bigger picture. Maybe it just takes this child a bit longer to grasp…maybe they really arent ready to read yet. We compare ourselves to other homeschooler’s children and we compare ourselves to public school kids, we listen to the negative comments from people that don’t agree with your decision to homeschool. We need to stop all of that, but we also need to realize that we will fall time to time, but how we get back up again is the key. If we allow defeat, what are we teaching our kids, that they aren’t worth teaching? That when things get difficult you just quit. No, you get through the tough time, you move on, you try something new, you talk to your kids and are honest with them. Rise again! Rise strong and determined. Rise with a goal in mind, whether it is a goal for that day, that hour, that minute, accomplish something. Maybe just making your bed, reading a book to your child, taking some time to pray, meditate or whatever helps settle your mind and spirit. Lean on God and He will give you the strength to rise from the frustration, anger, hurt, insecurities. I have to tell myself these things too. We are not alone…we all go through these times, but how you rise from them is what we need to pay attention to. I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and that if you are in the trenches right now, I pray you find strength and rise again! Talk to you soon! Mandy
Fyi, you guys are doing awesome at getting to the goal of 50 new followers by my birthday on the 12th. We still need about 30 more to reach the goal! I know you guys want that extra review and giveaway!