Homeschooling Journey: Week 4 and 5

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Happy fall to all my fellow homeschooling families.  I can’t believe that we are a month in on this adventure.  So much more is unfolding each day and routines are finally starting to fall into place.  I can honestly say I had a couple dark days these past couple of weeks but we made it through  and we are now back on track, thank goodness.  What do I mean by dark days?  Well, I was having my doubts and was starting to feel like a failure in this whole thing.  I was really just  ready to just chuck it all and send them back to school.  I was starting to feel like I wasn’t cut out for this.  In all honesty, I know that my family is supposed to be doing this and the battles in my mind were there to discourage us as a whole.  We fought the battle and won.  I had to come to the realization that “I am not supermom” and that I am not “perfect.”  No way, really?  Mom’s aren’t perfect? What a shocker right? HA!  I guess we wouldn’t need any of this if we were perfect so I am glad that this opportunity has surfaced and has now become a reality that I have now accepted.  Talk about phewww!  I guess my flaw being new to homeschooling is thinking everything has to be completed on the schedule in a single day.  I need to learn to be flexible and realize it’s not going to be like that.  I think I am finally broken of this mentality and can homeschool with peace.  Communicating with other families has been very helpful too.

Now enough of this drama (sarcastic sigh) and on to homeschooling itself.  Last Wednesday we got to go on our very first homeschooling field trip to Erwin Orchards in South Lyon.  So many families from Palaestra showed up.  It was a blast.  We got to experience a wagon ride and go apple picking and enjoy a refreshing cup of apple cider and scrumptious donut.  Afterwards the children enjoyed a Bee 3D Adventure.  Very awesome and something you should check out.  Very clever idea to say the least.  The weather was perfect and we all just had an awesome time.

We are now looking forward to our very first “Fun Friday” with other Ward Homeschool Fellowship Families.   We are registered and ready to roll on Friday, October 7th.  The children will be making kites and having an open gym experience with other children.  My girls are looking forward to that.

My family will be heading out of town this weekend.  We will be taking our homeschooling adventures on the road with us to experience Michigan’s autumn beauty.  Pretty excited about that.

Next week I will be sharing about our academic adventures and how the curriculum I have chosen seems to be working for my girls.

~Happy Homeschooling

2 thoughts on “Homeschooling Journey: Week 4 and 5

  • Hey Lindsey! Enjoyed this article 🙂 I was curious if you give yourself a “homeschool budget” so to speak for the year. I know for me, I would feel like, having that teacher’s spirit to begin with, AND being in “teaching mode” 24/7, any resources I find could get expensive. What do you do to control this?

    • Hi Kristi,

      This most definitely was a challenge for me in the beginning that is for sure being a teacher as well, haha. I have recently just been saving up money when I can in Paypal for that specific purpose and searching for deals high and low. For curriculums I use eBay and Amazon and for school supplies I use Target and the Dollar Store. It seems to be working and I have saved so much money this way. I have found that with some of the supplies I saved more money at Target than I would have spent total at the Dollar Store. It definitely pays to take your time and compare since homeschooling can get on the pricey side I have noticied =)

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