The Homeschool Mother’s Journal (4-20)

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 In my life this week…

I took a break from organizing this week, in order to sew new living room curtains. I don’t enjoy making this style, but I am so happy with how they turned out. I would never have been able to get them done without Kaylee’s babysitting help. Thanks a bunch, Kaylee!

In our homeschool this week…

We are counting down the days until our school year is finished! I think we are pretty well on track to complete almost everything. In fact, some subjects are already finished for the year.

We still have standardized testing to be done before the end of the year. Pennsylvania requires testing in grades 3, 5, and 8, and it so happens that I have a fifth grader and an eighth grader this year. I must confess I am a bit nervous about testing this year, since both kids being tested are somewhat “behind” in math.

Have they made progress? Definitely. And I’m proud of how much they have accomplished.

However, since we are homeschooling in a highly regulated state, I become a bit anxious whenever we don’t attain the standards of the local school district. Advice and prayers are welcome!

I am inspired by…

I get so much encouragement from other homeschooling moms of larger families, like Amy and Jamerill!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

If you heard about the children’s opportunity to be filmed for our chiropractor’s new website last week . . . well, the camera guy never showed up, so we had to go back again this week. Everything went well, and the kids are looking forward to seeing themselves on the new site when it goes live. (They were photographed for the chiropractor’s billboards last fall, and it is so novel to see our kids on real billboards!)

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

Easter 2012

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This post contributes to Big Family Friday.


  1. What a cute bunch o’ kiddos you have there! Great Easter photos! All the best for those tests coming up!

  2. good looking family! I have had the honor of meeting both Amy and JaMerrill and they are wonderful –

    • Thank you, Kelli. Family is such a blessing.
      I would LOVE to meet Amy and Jamerrill in real life–how neat that would be!
      Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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