Posts in homeschool
{SCHEDULE, GRACE & DISCIPLINE...}

schedule, grace & discipline... this has been motherhood for me as of late. i took the month of january to focus on direction for the year and i am slowly easing back into writing, filming and sharing a few things going on in life lately.  it is about 6 a.m. and still dark outside. there is so much quiet in the house and i am snuggled up on the couch trying to find words to share. i typically write at the end of the night when my energy is spent and my thoughts are pushed out between long blinks and the occasional head nod. this year I wanted to try changing that a bit. to switch things up and try writing in the early morning hours before the day begins. my hope is to be more intentionally about scheduling my time. disciplining myself to use my thoughts and words to steer my days in the direction they should go. basically, writing here will be somewhat of an extension of my prayers. 

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{SAYING GOODBYE TO FALL & NOT GIVING UP...}

its the last day of november and, just like that fall has slipped away. it is insane how quickly time is passing by and i am trying everything that i can to make it slow down a bit. more hot beverages, more calming music, more quiet time, consolidating errands and FILMING MORE OF THE LITTLE THINGS!!!i knew this was coming, which is why i set out to make more videos and record more memories through vlogsgiving and a few other ways. while i only made it through about half of the vlogsgiving videos that i intended to share, it was good for me so I'm moving onto VLOGMAS now ;)

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{STUDYING THE HUMAN ANATOMY: LEARNING RESOURCES MODELS SET...}

just after breakfast and before i could start our good morning song (that lets the kids know that school is starting), she had parked herself in her brothers chair and grabbed the human body model that she had been so anxious to get her hands on. i had been eyeing the ANATOMY MODELS BUNDLE SET by LEARNING RESOURCES for a while now and they finally dropped to a price that i was willing to pay ($41.96 at the time). i came across a blog post on studying the human body and fell in love with the HUMAN BODY MODEL that they used in their homeschool. however, i did NOT fall in love with its price. ($103.00) :(

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{STARTING THE HUMAN BODY UNIT & VLOGSGIVING...}

so all of my prepping and planning have led up to this day. our first official day of the human body unit!!!! i made the announcement just before we got started this morning and they looked at me like i had eight heads. "we've been on the human body for a week now mommy" :/ LOL... I love these kids. they accept my crazy, extra, all-over-the-place self and run with it. 

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{THIS SEASON...}

we packed a few bags and took a walk before lessons yesterday. mommy's favorite season has arrived and it seems that i write about it every year. it is the time of the year things start to slow down and my heart always finds itself in a very open place. open to the change that surrounds me. and, it is different every single year. this year, change is most evident in our homeschool life. in the way we learn and grow together. i've learned to trust HIM and follow HIS leading in our lives more than i have ever before. and it is, most certainly, a result of HIS faithfulness over these last four years. 

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