Hello homeschool mothers! This was the week that was supposed to be a break… and it was. Sorta.

Homeschool Mother’s Journal

In my life this week…

Since we ended up doing some extra summer school this year, we’re taking a two week break between school years to rest up and prepare. The kids have done a lot of nothing this week, except for regular daily chores. I’ve been very busy with blogging stuff (like the mammoth Texas History post, among other things.)

By the end of the week, my August blogging calendar looks like this:

In our homeschool this week…

I was supposed to be de-cluttering curriculum and ordering new curriculum. So far, I’ve managed to list my used curriculum for sale and order Princess’ math. I really need to get on the ball with the rest of the stuff!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

It’s probably not a good idea to wait to the last minute to order your curriculum, make lessons plans and print out your printables. Just sayin.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We’re trying to take advantage of our break and visit some friends. We’re seeing some friends next Wednesday, but I need to make plans for some more. School will be back in session before I know it! (Oh, snap, I gotta prepare for the first day of school..)

My favorite thing this week was…

Playing scrabble with the kids, painting their nails, making lime jello and cherry lemonade jello and eating them together in the same bowl, reading Robin Hood … fun stuff like that. =)

What’s working/not working for us…

Working: A while back we adopted a “large family living” mentality of scheduled bath days for the kids. Like Amy said, of course there are exceptionally dirty days or other reasons why they need baths on non scheduled days,.. but having set days for baths, at minimum, has been working well. I really like this!

Things I’m working on…

I’m reviewing some things this week to tell you all about next week (for the Mommy Time Facebook party the following week.) I’m really excited about these! (The two apps, Motivated Moms and You Rule have already been very useful and helpful!)

I’m ordering another toner cartridge for the printer so I can print our printable things for the year, and I’m finishing ordering the rest of our curriculum.

I’m reading…

I’m cooking…

Not much! It’s still hot here. Which is fine because that means I eat a lot of salad, fresh fruit and veggies, and good stuff like that. 🙂 I’m still eating healthy and tracking all of my food on My Fitness Pal.

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

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
I love to write and I hope to use that wisely, to encourage others, and for God’s glory. I seek purpose in the mundane. I want my kids to see God’s fingerprints throughout all of creation, learning, and life. As I teach our children, God is teaching me through this homeschool journey, too. I love Jesus, family, coffee, words, and the color teal.
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