Friday, July 7, 2017

The One with the End of Preschool

It's a wrap. The end of homeschooling preschool. Looking back at this school year, I am so happy I chose to do this. It is very emotional because he is enrolled in my daughter's school for the up coming school year. I desire to homeschool, I'm going to keep praying that it will happen, but only if God allows it.
Looking back over this school year, I just enjoyed being with my son. I love and enjoy teaching him. It can be difficult at times, when he is not in the mindset of listening. It wasn't easy. But  anything worth putting time into is not easy. There is extra stress, less time of what I want to do. My focused seemed to be mostly about homeschooling. What to teach about? Then prep time to get it ready to teach. Then making sure to not neglect cleaning and laundry and other life chores. I'm just being real. If anyone adds anything to their life, there is an adjustment period. I felt like at times I was in an adjustment period and other times I felt like I got the routine down. The hardest part was taking a break for three weeks for Christmas break. I felt like it was very hard to get back into homeschool mode, not so much for me, but for Hezekiah. We were doing so Awesome before that, but then after Christmas break, it was hard to get him to focus. I wish I incorporated more field trips. The best was seeing him write letters on his own. I would think I taught him that! It was a great feeling. Seeing him draw shapes. I taught him that. Hearing him count. I pretty much kept everything we did together and created together. I am so proud of this time Hezekiah and I had together.

Today we celebrated Hezekiah ending Preschool. I wanted to do this last month, but the trophy didn't come in on time and we had to go to camp for my husband's youth group for two weeks. I made a slideshow to show his year in homeschool. I put my heart and Spirit into homeschooling him. I am happy I was his teacher and he was my Star Student. Some days we would cry together and some days we had perfect days of happiness. This year is probably my favorite year with you buddy, One that will stand out beyond the rest. You are gonna do amazing things in this world!

End of Preschool Slideshow

Mommy's Star Student Proud holding his Trophy earned for all his hard work this year

Mommy and her Star Student

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The One being a Purposeful Mom

I'm getting a list together of what I want my months to look like as a Purposeful Mom.
What I want to do with my children each day, week, month, and yearly.
I don't want to be a mindless mom.
I don't want the time to just pass by.
I want to be a Purposeful Mom.
That takes hard work and dedication, but also making fun memories
I'll go through what I want to do daily, once a week, then every other week and then once a month, and yearly.
-laughter (Make each one of them laugh)
-ask how their Day is
-talk, talk, talk, ask lots of questions, get them talking!
Every other day
-do a hairstyle 
Once a week
-back and feet massage 
-itch back
-family devotion
-tickle monster
-special dessert(ice cream sandwich, ice cream sundae, ice cream bar, etc.)
Every other week
-serious teaching moment
-scrapbook or craft
-take a walk to the park
Every month
-Apple and me day, Hezekiah and me day, Gracie and me day(rotate every 3 months one child, each month, take turns)(movie dinner, roller skate, bowling, park time, dinner and dessert)
Every other month
-make a dessert together 
-big trip somewhere (Santa Cruz, Disneyland, Lego Land, San Diego, Monterey, etc.)
June, July, August
-monthly trip to a beach
Share, What would be on your list?

The One with the End of Preschool

It's a wrap. The end of homeschooling preschool. Looking back at this school year, I am so happy I chose to do this. It is very emotiona...