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In my life this week… I started school again! I am love love loving my French class. I will also be the first to admit my accent is simply terrible...I have some work ahead of me!
In our homeschool this week… finished up homeschool planning for the new year we are getting ready to start!
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… theme units are a great way to tie in subject work, books and arts and crafts all together and giving each month a feeling of "unity". I try to do one or two a month. Often, they are tied into either a holiday or a children's book or author.
I am inspired by… simplicity.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… We leave today on family holiday. Will be wonderful to escape the heat for a week and frolic in some waves! Unlike our usual vacations which are sight seeing marathons, this one just has alot of lazy family days planned.
My favorite thing this week was… The ducklings started hatching.
What’s working/not working for us… hands on science is working! Studying the eggs and seeing the ducklings hatch was a great hands on science lesson for the kids.
Questions/thoughts I have… I was reminded this week just how unhappy and miserable some people are in their own lives. It is so sad... how negative it makes them. I will reiterate what I wrote last HMJ, all we can do; all any of us can do, is work hard and strive to live our most authentic lives,--to become the best versions of ourselves, & be happy. There will always be those who want to build themselves up by putting others down.
Things I’m working on… time management. With taking ten graduate hours this fall, I am having to streamline alot of tasks in order to have time for everything!
I’m reading… starting "Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen for the next bookclub meeting.
I’m cooking… Moroccan Beef. for the recipe, click here.
I’m grateful for… my family is healthy.
I’m praying for… my sweet niece who lost a dear friend to cancer recently. It is always so hard to lose people we love. I am praying for her comfort, and others.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… Edward and Bella's ducklings started hatching this week. Here is Bella and four of her babies. The day after this was taken, baby number five hatched.
and here is one that found a great spot to nap...