After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sum it up Saturday

Grammy had Monday off, and the weather was hot, so we took the day off school to go swimming at her house.  Then we had friends from out of state visit for two days.  We enjoyed time with them while they were in town.  And on Friday, another friend came over for the day to visit.  That left Tuesday free to do school.  So we didn't.  :) 

We took the week off to enjoy family and friends.  I'm so thankful for home school which allows my kids the freedom to love and enjoy people so much.  I'm glad they're not locked up in a classroom with 30 other kids their age all day.  Hooray for being free to hang out with lots of different people of all ages.  :)

How was your home school week?
I'd love to hear about it in the comments section.
And if you do your own Sum it up Saturday post, please leave a link!


  1. One of the things I am looking forward to. :)

  2. "That left Tuesday free to do school. So we didn't. :)"
    HaHaHa! Love that!
    Since our winters are so long here - can you tell, I'm j ust coming out of hibernation...
    perhaps 8 months of's finely glorious out, and so we are outside ALOT. Which means some unschooling, looking at weeds, planting the garden, watching the beaver by our riverbank in the river in the backyard etc.
    But amongst all the other household duties that need to be done I feel like we've accomplished a whole lot if:
    we've had worship
    the 6 and 8 yr old have read to me/each other
    I've read to them
    there has been some copy work; either letter writing, or printing/drawing something from the story/quiet listening prayer time
    some bit of math: addition/subtraction/and even times tables.

    I know we could be doing way more...sometimes I'd like better curricula but I'm not convinced of that either....My mom says, 'don't worry dear, these are the muddling through years'...
    blessings Jenny!

    1. You know it's me, when I leave a novel, right!?

    2. Oh I LOVE your novels! And I'm so glad you're out of hibernation. I can't imagine 8 months of "Winter". Our "Summers" are long enough...6 months of intense heat. Not a lot gets done during that time. That's when we hibernate....inside with the A.C. Its supposed to be 104 tomorrow. ugh......