Our School Journal-Entry 17

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

Well, getting my posts up has been a little more difficult. Morning coffee has had to go (good-bye, old friend). Nausea and exhaustion are more common place. And I had one of those doctor appointments you actually look forward to. That’s right, folks—we’re expecting!

My daughter’s response: “We’re going to have three friends! Baby, brother, and sister—three friends!”

My sons’ announcement to our dinner company the other night: “Mommy has a baby in her tummy, and it’s birthday is in March!”

I’ve actually set up a new page in my blog header to track our progress, more for my distant family but you’re welcome to check on it every now and then. But now you know why posting has been a little different lately.


In our homeschool this week…

I’ve found myself cutting some of the fun extras this last couple of weeks. We’ve pieced together our frog study, randomly. And we’ve had a Van Gogh picture on our desk for awhile, but I’ve really focused on our core subjects primarily and then just sent everyone out to play. I’m assuming that, if this pregnancy is anything like my last two, my energy level will pick up and the nausea will fade away by the time our official school year starts. And then the fun add-ins will just add to the hype of a new year.

I’m also preparing to bring a file cabinet into the school room! My husband is donating it from his office, says he doesn’t use it much anyway. So I am thrilled! But, that has meant that our cozy corner has had to move. And I had to get creative to figure out where it would go. And therefore, under the built-in desk seemed like the perfect spot!

The cozy corner has been transformed into our “hidey hole” instead, and the kids love it! I’ll post details and specifics on the project later on. It was super easy, totally no-sew, and finished in a single afternoon (with morning sickness). I was thrilled.


I’d love any tips from you experienced prego homeschoolers. What do I need to know heading into this year? Any advice or cautions? Please fill me with your wisdom.

Thanks for stopping by and checking on our week. This blog hop is always a highlight of the week for me. And to those of you who just started your new year back up, happy homeschooling!

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13 thoughts on “Our School Journal-Entry 17

  1. Congrats on the upcoming lil one! Blessings!

  2. Congratulations on a new baby!!! What a wonderful blessing 🙂

  3. Congratulations!! That is so wonderful! We are on our first year of homeschooling so no tips here .LOL Hope you have a wonderful year !

  4. yay! that is how we told daddy about boy #2 – many moons ago! We took him out to dinner & my 3 yr old told him there was a baby in my tummy! (he thought the child was confused!) lol
    hope you have a wonderful awesome homeschool week!

  5. “We’re going to have three friends! Baby, brother, and sister—three friends!” This is SO sweet!

  6. Congratulations on your new addition, how exciting!!! I know when I was experiencing morning sickness, one of the few things that helped was to drink coffee (just a little and mostly decaf or half-caf at least). Oh my goodness, I do not look forward to that part again. Praying you have it easy and it passes quickly!

  7. Congratulations!! Prayerfully, you’ll only experience morning sickness in the first trimester. Enjoy those wonderful spurts of energy in the second! I officially began homeschooling my three girls when my son was an infant. It wasn’t easy and I was exhausted, but fortunately educating at home can take place in any room, at any hour of any day! Take advantage of that. Read loud lots of good books. Teach your children to become mommy’s helpers – which will reap many benefits as you approach your delivery date. Don’t forget to take care of yourself and don’t fret too much about schedules and curriculum. Take pleasure in your pregnancy – it is such a blessing!

    • Post Author Tracy

      Thanks for the great advice. I do have to be careful about getting too rigid with my lesson plans and schedules. One of those “new homeschooler” lessons I still haven’t totally overcome yet. Thanks again for your words of wisdom.

  8. “Hopping” over to visit from the HMJ. Nice to “meet” you. 🙂 Congratulations!!!

    Sometimes ginger tea or a peppermint candy will help with the morning sickness. I pray that it doesn’t last long for you!

    Many blessings,
    P.S. I am now a follower of your blog! 🙂

  9. Congratulations!!

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