Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Obviously, when you homeschool you want your children to have similar experiences in school as public school.
High school experiences I automatically think of:
When I began homeschooling high school I racked my brain on how to keep our eclectic style of learning going for high school topics. Over all I believe I adjusted for our oldest very well.
He participated in prom 2 years although he didn't really want too but I really craved for him to enjoy it. He doesn't enjoy dancing but loved the silliness which is totally him.
Class ring was where I racked my brain. I didn't want it to be a normal ring. I wanted it to be custom to him and our homeschool journey. I looked online lots and done lots of browsing. Finally deciding on a christian ring that we thought suited him to a t.
It has a bible verse which is one of his favorites.
We sat him down without him knowing what was going on and talked about our homeschooling thus far. His experiences and how he had grown in knowledge generally and in the Lord and presented him his "class ring".
He wears it a lot and that makes me very happy!
Just because we homeschool doesn't mean our children miss out on a single experience!
Keep going homeschool mama!
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Just have to take a moment to brag on Zachary.
Momma's need to let their children explore their passions, this is one of those examples. I talked in a different post about letting your high schoolers find creative electives - This would be one of those electives we count.
Zachary loves working outside doing anything.
We have always planted a garden but my husband hasn't been able to help very much with it the last 2 years so we wasn't going to plant one this year. Zachary took that as a challenge to do it himself.
Guess what - HE DID.
He tilled the ground by himself.
Planted everything by himself.
He has tended the weeds off and fertilized as needed himself.
AND this was his first of many harvest to come from his beautiful garden.
I'm a proud momma.
Monday, September 3, 2018
My daughter loves coffee. I ran across a recipe the other day that was great but loaded with crap so I searched around some and played around with combining two of the recipes I saw and came up with this one.
We try to follow a sugar free friendly way of eating as often as possible. I've posted several times about Trim Healthy Mama and this is compliant.
This was super quick.
1 cup coffee
1/2 cup almond milk (ours is flavored vanilla)
2 tbsp pumpkin
2 tbsp Pyrue
1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spices
dash of salt (we used pink)
I then blended in the blender for a few seconds making it foam. Put some sf whipped topping and she was good to go.
SHE LOVED IT. Hope you do too!