Our School Journal and a birthday

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

I can tell I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy, because I’ve felt this week especially that I’m reaching the end of myself. Absolutely empty. But the Lord is so good, and at the end of my strength is the unending source of His.

I take more breaks…shorter breaths…rest…short spurt of “I’ve got to get up and do something”…followed by “I’ve got to sit down NOW.”  In the midst of homeschooling and daily life, I’ve also squeezed in the Ladies Bible Study, choir practice, a doctor’s appointment, a friend’s Thirty-One party, decorating a Spiderman cake and preparing for my son’s 5th birthday! Phew, I’m out of breath just typing all of that.

My awesome husband pitched in with some of the cake decorating, using his job skills from his part-time stint at Baskin Robbins during his college days. We made a great team.

On the homeschool front, I feel as though I’ve done all I possibly can right now as far as prep goes. Now it’s just waiting for the right time to buy what I know I need. I have a rough idea of schedule/subjects/resources for the rest of this year and this summer, and I just feel silly starting any lesson-planning for next year (though I may try to collate some of my daughter’s K4 workbook pages that I’m pulling from my son’s K4 and K5 workbooks, his leftovers and skipped review lessons).

Our daily lessons are continuing much the same as last week (and the week before). My son reads anything I find around the house and reviews his phonics sounds once or twice a week; he is making headway in math, slowly but with a much better attitude about the subject; and we’re loving geography, wrapping up Greece this week. Little One has been coloring rainbows and learning the letter R. I’ve found her asking for workbook pages recently, which is a positive sign for me that she is ready to move into some K4 work when I get ready to take that step.

That’s all I’m going to post for this week’s summary. Going to take that little break, breathe, and enjoy the rest of my son’s birthday. Have a great weekend!