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Sunday, February 19, 2012

This time of year I get a bit burned out w/ homeschooling.  So I am going to look this week to find some creative ideas to 'spice up' our homeschooling!  Any suggestions? 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I love homeschool curricula.  I could just use a little of everything!  For Science, I found Apologia to be great for my oldest two boys for their elem. stage.  The 'Exploring Creation with Zoology - Flying Creatures, Swimming Creatures and Land Creatures'.  But when we got to the middle school stage, they started to lose interest in the textbook style 'Exploring Creation with General & Physical Science'.  But now, we are going back to Apologia 'Biology'.... I think for this fall. 

Unlike my little one (who is now 8 yrs. old) is doing a little of everything.  We use Apologia, aBeka, a stack of misc. Science Experiment books,.... you name it.  I guess I will never find the 'perfect' science curricula because each of my boys are different.  Their styles, attention span, interests, etc.  I love that about them.  It gives me a variety as well since I don't really 'crave' science like my boys.

Share what you use for Science and why.  Looking forward to reading what everyone else uses.  Who knows, maybe we'll try something new.....again:)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Haven't been able to get to the computer these past few days.  Our house is 'flu sick'.  urgh.  I just loaded the kids, and myself, up with vitamin C the day before.  Geeze.  Anyway, I need to get back to bed, but I wanted to share a little something.

Homeschool isn't just about teaching Math, Grammar, History, Science, etc.  It about teaching our children to grow up and become respectable, hard working, God following/loving people.  Well, as my child (who is 8yrs. old) is sick in the bathroom, he says to me, "Mom, there is no sickness in Heaven.  I wish Jesus would come right now so we all would be healed".  Wow. These are the little moments when I know all my teaching is paying off. 

Stand to the side, 'Proud Momma Walkin'.  :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Homeschool trials and blues

Homeschool group 'play dates' are always fun, but what I like the most to see that other homeschools have the same kind of days I do.  Sometimes I feel inadequate, frustrated, stressed, etc.  But the truth is, every homeschool parent has these kind of days. 

With my youngest having Dyslexia, I really felt like I was the only parent going through this at times.  I have a close friend, who has two Dyslexic sons.  She has helped and encouraged me a lot!  I don't know of any dyslexic children in our homeschool group, but I do know that someday I will be able to help other homeschool parents with this issue.  I thank God for those other homeschool parents who are willing to share their trials, errors, and successes with me!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Welcome to my new blog!  I am a homeschool mother in the boonies!  lol

This is my 8'th year of homeschooling.  We use several different curricula.  We love to try new things.  I have one child who is Dyslexic and another who is gifted; both are boys.  For those of you who have boys, some days are a challenge but most are great!  I am the coordinator of our local county homeschool group and love to help people with their homeschool issues.  I also love to get ideas from other homeschool moms!  So welcome to my blog and enjoy.