Mother’s Journal ~ July 6, 2012

In my life this week…

 We’ve had a great holiday week! We’ve had a lot of coming and going, we’ve still managed to do some school, and we’ve done plenty of baking and canning, too!

In our homeschool this week…

Our main focus at this point is science and math. We finished up the chapter on our senses and we’ve begun the chapter on the integumentary system (that’s your skin, hair and nails!) We’re also doubling up on math to get that finished up over the summer.

We also received our (used but great!) science for next year — Apologia Zoology 3: Land Animals. The kids want to start on it right away without even finishing this one first. Ha!! Even if I wanted to, I still need to order a junior journal and a lab kit, so we have plenty of time to finish up our Anatomy first. ; )

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

 It’s that time of year! The time of year where we start picking out and buying curriculum for the next year and we’re bombarded with options from every side. Take it one step at a time, research, choose wisely, purchase slowly. Don’t let it overwhelm you.

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

 Lots of places this week! Saturday we had a great time of fellowship with our church family at an event at our town square, and that night supper at my inlaws’. Sunday we spent lunch with my mom and her family and in the evening we went to a gathering at a friend’s house and watched the local fireworks display. Tuesday we received our organic produce from the co-op and we took it to my mother’s for some immediate canning and baking. Wednesday morning, we had fun at our local Fourth of July parade and later we had a wonderful evening at a friend’s house. It’s been a good week.

My favorite thing this week was…

 Seriously? I have to pick one??

Things I’m working on…

  • Gearing up for the third annual Back to (Home) School carnival, starting next Monday.
  • I’ve made more progress on my ebook. I hope to have it finished within the next two weeks!!
  • Planning the new year’s curriculum.

I’m reading…

  • Caught up on our ladies’ group book, “One Simple Act.”

I’m cooking…

Muffins, muffins, muffins.

Blueberry jam and carrot relish!

(Okay, I didn’t actually make these — Princess made the jam with my mom and my mom made the carrot relish.) 😉

I’m grateful for…

 Family, friends, fresh produce, progress, school books, church family.

I’m praying for…

 Our nation, our family, our church, our school year.

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

LOTS of good links this week. I read so many good things!


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Emmalee Hoggatt @ Hoggatt Homeschool
Emmalee Hoggatt @ Hoggatt Homeschool
July 6, 2012 11:51 am

Wow carrot relish never tried that I’m going to add that to my list of canning this year! I’ve heard a lot of buzz about the God’s Girls Club lately I’m going to check it out. Thanks for the link!

July 6, 2012 10:29 pm

Two of my kiddos did the Zoology 3: Land Animals this past year and LOVED it. The Junior Notebooking Journal was such a blessing. They really liked all of the fun activities in it. Hopefully we will finish it over the summer, because the Astronomy books already came for them and they are eager to get to them. 🙂 One of my other children will be doing the Swimming Creatures. We just love the Apologia science here. Can you tell? lol. 🙂 I just bought a pressure canner for the first time and am really looking forward to canning this… Read more »

Patty Rose
Patty Rose
July 7, 2012 9:41 am

Love your photos and your adventures in canning. I have chosen your blog as one of my top 15 “One Lovely Blog” awards. If I am the first to present you with this award, please check out my post on how to claim it –

July 8, 2012 7:35 pm
Reply to  Patty Rose

Thank you, Patty. =)

July 8, 2012 2:54 pm

We love apologia science. Our new school books arrived this week, now I am going through the process of making out a daily schedule which for me seems to take longer than picking out curriculum.

July 8, 2012 7:21 pm

We love, love, love Apologia science. I start with the schedule they include in the notebooking journal but move things around a little to suit our needs, copy it over into my planner. (It would be too easy to just use the schedule they gave me.) =p

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