Wednesday, February 23, 2011
since I've even looked at this ole blog. Lifes just been happening and I've not been much in the writing mood. I thought I might reconsider and see how it works for me to post here more often. A few things have changed around here since I last posted. One being we enrolled our children into a public online school this past August. Due to finances, buying curriculum was out of the question. I was also needing some help for my highschoolers and a motivator for my 4th and 6th grader. I'm so glad we have the option of online schools. The kids are loving it and are doing well....it's working well for us. My youngest recently turned 5 and will be able to start kindergarten this coming fall. Although I like the online school, I think we will stick with traditional homeschooling for her, at least until she's a bit older. I believe it might be too much for me to take on at that time, since I will be expecting a little one come Oct. I sure am feeling a bit nervous about it all, but truly just trying to take it one day at a time. The morning sickness has kicked in....hasn't gotten too severe , since it's still early on...hoping it stays that way. I feel like I need to sleep alot more and think I'm gonna go lay dwon for awhile.
Well that's the news around here. Have a great day.
Well that's the news around here. Have a great day.
Posted by Just Me at 1:16 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
How I long to see these flowers in my front yard again! Winter is so long here. It makes me depressed. I'm cold all the time...tired of trying to keep warm. I sure am grateful for my electric blanket though, but it's too big to drag around the house during the day : ) We have a little electric heater that we sit in front of during the day when I'm doing school with the kids. That's helpful.
I'm sitting here in a quiet house (kind of nice) because I just didn't have it in me to get up and go to church with my family this morning. I cleaned up the kitchen...had lots of pots and pans to wash. I put a rump roast in the oven because my dad is coming for dinner today. It was his birthday last week & we weren't able to get together, so I thought it might be nice to make him a nice meal. He's been having some financial struggles and doesn't have the money to treat himself to meals like this often.
We will be having my famous homemade mashed potatoes (at least they are famous in my family : ) , corn, a salad and of course roast beef with gravy. I think I'm going to make him some banana bread to take home, once the roast is done. I need two ovens : ) He's doesn't really like sweets, so I don't think I'm going to make a cake for him.
I took my 4 year old daugter to a different dentist this past week. I was hoping to find a dentist willing to work with us, in regards to a treatment plan that I was comfortable with, for her decayed teeth. The only option I was given was to sedate her and he also blamed me for her tooth decay because I nursed her to long. Oh joy!...I guess this is all adding to that depressed feeling. I know it will pass, and the warm weather will be here before we know it....just venting : )
Posted by Just Me at 11:50 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
So often when the subject of homeschooling comes up with those that are not familiar with it, you here many of the same questions. "What about friends for your kids?" "What about sports?" "What educational level do you have that qualifies you to teach your children?" To the latter , I can't come up with a better answer then.... we are their parents...we want what's best for our children....what better teacher then a loving parent.
We as parents know our children. We know their interests. So we encourage and help them persue their interests, the best that we can. They don't need "school" to learn and do the things they love. Actually, I believe one of the biggest advantages of homeschooling is that our children can pursue interests,that they might not have had the opportunity to pursue had they been in school. As a homeschooling mom I have tried to instill the love of reading and learning in my children. Some of my kids LOVE to read and others not so much, unless of course it's something they are interested in : ) The children of mine that don't love to read are more hands on kind of learners and that's okay.
Although we do incorporate textbooks into our homeschooling, I've always appreciated real life learning in our homeschooling. I find my kids remember the most that way.
As each new year of homeschooling draws near, I try to take the time to ask my children what they want to learn about or do in their homeschooling for the year.
Posted by Just Me at 10:51 AM
Friday, February 5, 2010
After yesterdays post on my home, it got me to thinking about my dream home. Okay, that does seem a little contradictory to being happy with what you have, but I have to say, I thinking there's nothing wrong with dreaming : ) So let me tell you what my ideal home would be. A log cabin in the woods or an old farmhouse...particularly Victorian, like this one . I love this blog! The author takes you through her Victorian home remodel. Her and her husband do alot of the work themselves. I have to tell you, this is a beautiful home and she really has some great decorating ideas and she finds great things at thrift shops too. I will slowly be putting up links to some of my favorite blogs and this is one of them.
Posted by Just Me at 10:28 AM