Friday, October 14, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

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In my life this week…
Henry was out of town for a couple of days and, while we were very busy, I missed him.  The kids had book club, which Therese loved.  For a shy child of mine, she sure does love social events.  I spent all of Thursday in bed with a hellacious migraine until I had to drag myself out in order to take the kids to dance and TKD.  I loved watching Therese do lyrical last night.  She is a beautiful dancer.
In our homeschool this week…
Not enough happened.  The three youngest don't spend a ton of hours doing school, but they do get everything done.  I am beginning to see the disconnect between Therese's age and her ability, though.  Ability-wise, she is completely capable of doing 8th grade work.  In fact, with the exception of Algebra 1/2, she loves it.  She is, however, just barely 10.  It's a lot to ask her to do that much school work.  I am torn.
What’s working / not working for us…
The whole Therese thing above.  I'm thinking about doing some sort of schedule where she only does two subjects per day.  Even if it slows down her progress, it still allows her to do the right level of work.
Questions/thoughts I have…
How can I resolve my health issues to make exercise a priority? I know it's a circular argument, but how can you exercise to feel better when you are too exhausted/head-pained/joint-pained to exercise? At least I broke down and made a doctor appointment with my parents' doctor.  I have seen the same one exclusively for 10 years, and while I love him, I think he's developed tunnel vision regarding my health.
My favorite thing this week was…
Making Molly's Home Team for reviews! I love Molly (Econobusters), and I feel so privileged to have made that review team.
I am inspired by…Anyone who is consistently positive in her life.  I am not she.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
On the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, "Pain is never permanent."


  1. Stopping by from the Crew! Now following you from :)

  2. I can totally understand the exercise to feel better when you feel like crud dilemma. Ugh.

    Stopping by from the Crew and following :)

    ...danielle - raising little rhodies