Saturday, July 28, 2012

Boundries and Goals

Today we spent some time assessing how to move forward and accomplish our goals for our family and ourselves.  Jeff and I sat on the porch.  I did most of the talking and he listened as I sorted out the frustrations and desires that were in my head.  After listening and seeing that I wanted input, he did some talking and suggesting what to do next as well. Below is some of what we came up with.
Most important areas of our family life:

1. growing relationship with God
2. growing relationships with each other
3. growing relationships with others (cub scouts, GRACE, Sunset)
4. creating a healthy home (taking care of our physical home inside and out including gardening, yard, and   house care)
5. performing arts

We are planning to use this as a guide for what to include and not include in our days.  This will be our "school" in a sense.  Whatever we decide to teach our children will stem from these areas.  If it doesn't fit these, we will do our best to say no.  It is a place from which to spring forward in our scheduling and daily living.

I have been feeling unmotivated yet anxious to move on to a routine this week.  I know I need to set some boundaries for myself in order to move out of this murky place of feelings.  So, in that regard, I have decided to start slow and concentrate on getting the amount of water I know I need each day in the way I know I need it as well as exercising and spending at least 30 minutes relaxing.  I think 3 things instead of 10 - 20 or just 1 will work well for me.  And as far as a routine for the kids and I during the day..... I will write more about that next time.  I need to get myself to bed.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life Planning

Planning life for the next few months has me thinking.  Here are some ideas or websites I may use:

The Three R’s by Dr. Ruth Beechick

Bible, Library, Internet!!!

Trust the Lord to give us what He wants us to have.
Remember many hands/minds make light work!

Character notebooking pages

Variety of notebooking pages -

Lessons from the hen house (using your backyard flock to teach all subjects) -

Math worksheets (all ages) -

Math teaching website with videos/ practice/ worksheets 9.95 per month if you want badges (can do some practice and watch videos free) -

Math teaching website, no videos, just practice with explanations if you get something incorrect (can do 20 practice problems per day free) 9.95 per month, $2 per month each for extra children -

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Words From My Week

Lame Man
Be Still
special moments
more friends
love and logic
Blind Side

Wednesday, July 18, 2012