Is it possible to be a dedicated homeschooling mom while still making time for myself as an individual (a girlie girl who likes cute shoes)? I like to think so. Follow along, and I'll let you know for sure.

Trust me . . . it's not ALL about the shoes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Back to (Home)School - First Day Jitters

In these past few weeks, I've actually had some jitters about starting back to school. Mostly, I felt as though I'd underplanned - not that I wasn't ready for the first day (I was) but that I didn't have everything done for the entire year. Silly, I know, and probably not the smartest, considering the one thing I've learned about homeschool planning is that the only sure thing about my plan is that it will change.

Regardless, the first day came and went - and actually went quite well. Logging our activities in Homeschool Tracker last night, it seemed like we'd done an incredible amount (and I only log Noah's info for now). Today, on the other hand, has not been so hot. I feel like I've accomplished nothing and have been terribly cranky in the process. Sigh. Tomorrow will be better . . . right???

On the bright side, I did get that Roasted Red Pepper Cannellini Bean Dip made yesterday, and Ava loves it so much that she ate three helpings of raw carrots, broccoli, cucumbers and celery at lunch. Yay for the little victories!

Here's Noah's first drawing from his Draw Cars book.

 And here's Miss Ava working through the Handwriting Without Tears kit I was thrilled to find during our move.


  1. Came over from Hip Homeschool Hop. Have a WONDERFUL Day!

  2. Each day brings a new challenge, doesn't it?!? Enjoy the journey. :)

    Stopping by to say "Hi" from the Hip Homeschool Hop!
    I just wanted to introduce myself as the newest member of the HHM team - I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

    - Ashley Pichea

  3. the car drawing is wonderful! I think most of us would admit that we have days that ebb and flow- some days when we seem to slam dunk homeschooling and feel invincible, and then other days when it seems not much got done.

    love the name of your blog!


  4. Thanks for stopping by ladies! Yesterday was insane (today is better, thank goodness), so I'm doing my share of hopping this afternoon. Can't wait to check out your blogs as well. :)