I've often thought "I WISH I'd just get the home schooling bug!" That and the read my Bible every day bug. That would be great. For years I've wished I loved home schooling so much that I dreamt about it (and not in a nightmare kind of way), and wanted to let everything else go just so we could get in one more chapter of Story of the World. I'm not quite there yet, but I feel like something is stirring! And trust me, I'm going to help that stirring along ALL I can. So, I've decided to start "Sum it up Saturdays" where I will post what we've done all week in our little home school. It will be a good place for me to record our accomplishments so that, on the hard days, I can look back and see that we ARE making progress. It will also, simply, be a place to record our progress in case the dreaded "they" ever ask for proof on what all these kids do at home all day long. And, like a garden journal, it will be a good place to simply mark time. That way, I can look back when its time to do Hooked on Phonics K with Kian, and see the simple little things I did to make it fun with Lissy when she was in HOP K.
Also, I THRIVE off of accountability. So, I'm hoping to get other bloggers to join in on "Sum it up Saturdays". I'm not going to create a "link up party." For one, I have no clue how to do that. And two, I like my simple little blog. Link ups seem distant. I'm hoping other Mamas will leave comments and/or share a link to their "Sum it up Saturdays" post in my comments area. That way we can have a growing conversation in the comments area as well as links to each others' blogs where we can go see what we're all up to, therefore gaining ideas, inspiration, and accountability.
I hope all my home schooling Mama blog friends will consider joining in. I'd love to learn more about what you all do each week so that we can encourage one another, learn from one another, and, when needed, commiserate with one another.
I'm looking forward to this Saturday.
Will you join me?
Making cheese with rennet, just like Ma.