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Life Update, Guests Posts, Homeschool Prep, and the Aprons & Pearls Linkup

I completely spaced the linkup last week until Thursday night! We had some family come in Thursday night, so last week was a blur trying to get things done. I do apologize.
It has been busy around here.
We found a curriculum for our homeschooling that will kickoff the Tuesday after Labor Day. It is all a bit overwhelming. I am trying to pin down a schedule. I have never really cared for schedules, but we will definitely need one this autumn. I will likely post more about starting up in a while.
I ventured to the local homeschool book store last week and inquired about Konos curriculum. They had the first volume. They held them for me while I discussed it with hubby. We decided to give it a try. When I went back to get it, the lady brought out volumes 2 & 3. Someone had brought them in to give away. So, for the (discounted) price of one volume, we got all three. They are older editions, so I will be hole punching and putting them in a binder. Because I need another project! But it will be a lot easier to use. The first volume is coming apart.
The children have started karate. Last week was our first week. Two days a week we will end up spending quite a bit of time at our dojo. The children have their classes from about 3:45-4:45. Hubby and I haveĀ  Krava Maga classes at 6:45-7:45. So I will be packing dinner for our family to eat there since there is not much time in between and loading and unloading the children into the car is silly.
It really is a great dojo that we have found. It is a Christian business. It actually started in our church’s fellowship hall. They pray before and after each class.
Registration for story and science time is coming up as well.
Last week we took the children to Ripley’s Believe It or Not (mainly because our oldest wanted to see the Iron Man that was on the flyer). There was an interesting tunnel that I plan to share about later. And a 4D theater. It was a fun day, but a very full one! We also made stops at some favorite places on the way back.
Last week was the last week of our library’s summer reading challenge. I utterly failed with the children this year. We logged only a small fraction of what we read, and I even logged some of them wrong.
We did not make it to a single special event at the library.
The mom guilt has been a real struggle, that is for sure! I have to keep reminding myself that guilt is one of Satan’s favorite tools.
I also discovered that our newest little has upper lip and tongue ties. We have a consultation with a lactation consultant next week. We will see if getting them release is going to be an option. Hopefully it will allow him to nurse more effectively.
Also, if baby is fussy when you set them down, start up your vacuum. No lie, I might have left my vacuum running some this week! I got a small noise machine, but he does not seem to like it as much (maybe it is because the next to youngest keeps taking it?).
On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

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2 thoughts on “Life Update, Guests Posts, Homeschool Prep, and the Aprons & Pearls Linkup

  1. Congratulations on beginning your homeschool planning with all the other things you’ve been doing besides! Be gentle with yourself. You’ve got a lot on your plate right now.

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