Sunday, March 6, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal March 6, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...
I had another child with a birthday.   E turned 13 this week.   I now have three teenagers in my life.   I never thought I would live through the teenage years.   And some times with teens are hard, but for the most part I like being a mom to teens.   Teens are able to physically take care of themselves (no more wiping bottoms and buckling seatbelts), and they start to reason and think for themselves.    My teens share their lives and friends with me, and my life is all the better for it.    Of course, next year I'll have five teenagers----I may feel a bit differently then!  ;)
In our homeschool this week...
We mostly worked on MacBeth.    E is playing MacBeth and we have spent a ton of time on his part.   Who knew how much time actors spent developing their characters?  

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
To the Rubicon Theatre!

We are also excited about Grammy and Aunt Thea who will be joining us for the performance on Saturday.

My favorite thing this week was...

My husband coming home.    I missed him a lot.   It is so hard to run a household with one partner gone.   As soon as he got back, he shared with us all of the yummy food he had eaten while in Germany.   It brought back so many memories of all the foods I grew up eating.   It also inspired me to make pork and cabbage for super last night. 

What's working/not working for us...
I-E just joined a water polo team this week.  I am hoping it works out for her.   The novice team she's been competing on always has problems getting enough people to form a team in her age group, so she competes with the older kids.   This team is all girls her age.  

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

We really need to get more accomplished  each week, so we can finish the school year in a timely manner!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
Happy Birthday!  Yummy chocolate cake with raspberry filling and whipped cream frosting and chocolate sides.    What's your favorite kind of cake? 


  1. I have always been told teenagers are harder glad to know it doesn't have to be this way:) My husband travels alot so I know how difficult it can be glad he is home

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! My sister-in-law just became the mother of four teens last week when my twin nephews turned 13, but she always says that she loves something about every stage! I am glad you are enjoying your teens, too. I think that is how it should be! The theater looks really neat and the cake looks wonderful. I hope you have a great week with your husband back at home!

  3. Teens are so much fun. Before I had kids I worked with special needs teens, and I loved it. It's always lovely to hear that someone is enjoying their teens; those kids are often good company! To your son: Break a Leg!!

  4. Teens... I am a Mommy to a dd7 & ds2... and somehow have ended up as a teacher for our teens at church... Advice, please?!?! LOL :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!! :) I was feeling lonely over there :)

  5. Mandalynn--all I can tell you is give them an oppurtunity to talk! And I love visit blogs!

  6. We're homeschoolers too!
    Glad your hubby is coming home.
    I'm your newest follower :)


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