Friday, March 18, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - March 13-19, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Mother's Journal
The Homeschool Mother's Journal

So on another blog I saw this post and thought I would try it also.  Maybe help organize my thoughts.  Here's my first Homeschool Mother's Journal Post.

In my life this week...
Been a lot of running this week.

First of all, I figured since I have been losing so much weight due to the inability to eat, I might as well exercise and try to get a little bit back into shape.  (It's been a while!)  I started walking last week.  I walk about 45 minutes 3-4 times a week.  I can actually walk about 3 miles already in one session if I keep my mind to it. 

My mom still needs help since she is completely laid up still from the last surgery from the MRSA infection that caused the removal of her titanium knee joint.  She currently has a spacer in until at least May when she will get another knee replacement put back in.  I run over and do what she needs throughout the day. 

Also been feeling very stressed and unmotivated due to not knowing why I feel sick all the time.  And why I cannot eat.  Had a BEAR scan done to check my visual/auditory functions to my brain on Wednesday.  Pretty sure it was a waste of time because I leaned over to peak at the results and everything showed normal.  Just waiting on the call from my doctor now.  I would love a pill to make it go away so I have more energy and can actually enjoy eating again!

I try not to dwell on it due to having 4 kids and a hubby and do not want to feel depressed about things all the time, but it has been very hard lately (mentally).

In our homeschool this week...

We started our Spring unit this week.  The weather warmed up which was nice, so Lydia has been able to play outside more.  Math just continuing Teaching Textbooks with the boys and Lydia is working on number recognition and very basic addition.  In Geography we talked about Greece (see my other post).  We didn't do a separate literature book because we have so many Spring books to read from the library right now.  We planted seeds in a water bottle to see them sprout through the sides of the bottle.  Lydia built fairy houses for Scouts.  We missed Zoo class due to the kids not feeling well, everyone was upset about not getting to go today.  The boys finished their first section of AAS#1.  Brayden is struggling with a couple sounds yet, but they are also ones we are working on in speech.  They both did really well with sound recognition. 
Places we're going and people we're seeing...
This week Lydia had Daisies and ice skating lessons.  The boys had Agility Angels and they both participated in an Art show for our county this week so we went to see their artwork displayed.
My favorite thing this week was...

Getting some shopping done for our upcoming Anniversary party.  We include the kids and celebrate with our family (all of our anniversarys are withing a couple weeks of each other).  There's always a lot of presents and things to get done this time of year.  Even got most of the stuff wrapped today.

What's working/not working for us...
We are not handling interruptions well.  The kids do not stay on track, but that's part of our issues anyway.  I am working on lightening the load and adjusting to make sure that we are learning what we need to in the same amount of time.  It's been interesting, but I think it's working.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

Will a child who is austistic/ADHD ever completely work on his own without constant reminders?!?!  Everyday it is like that movie Groundhog's Day.  We completely start all over everyday like we have never done anything.  It is bearable most days, but some....WOW!!! others are horrible.

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

 Up:  Dancing our butts off to PooYoo on the Wii'

Down:  THis is Lydia with her Tinkerbell project. 


  1. Love the pictures of the girls dancing. Sorry to hear you arent' feeling well, hope the doctors can figure it out soon.

  2. I totally understand the groundhog day thing. I feel like that happens daily at my house too. No matter how many days in a row we school, and even when we do/don't take long breaks, it happens. What I started doing to motivate my kids to look forward to the school day was playing a board game before school, and once everyone was finished with their work. It helps them look forward to something, and stay on task (a bit more) lol. Good luck, I love your blog by the way!

  3. Thanks guys!! I'm glad someone out there understands!! I am trying to keep a positive attitude, but it has been difficult. The kids each have their issues and I have been trying harder at meeting each individual's needs. I am going to try the board game idea next week and see if that helps:)!!