Friday, October 14, 2011

homeschool mother's journal...

In my life this week…

well, i've cried.
that's big for me since i'm not a crier.
but sometimes a mama just has to go take a bath at 10 am and cry her eyes out.

In our homeschool this week…
well, being the 'new' homeschooler i am, i was totally unprepared for columbus day.
sunday night i looked at the calendar and rushed to pinterest to find craft ideas.
at 10 pm , trying to print out columbusish stuff, i realized my printer was out of ink.
let's just say i'll be paying a lot more attention to the calendar in the future!
we did go on our first field trip!
we headed out to the fire station
(the oldest monkey chose not to go)

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
well, hhmmmmm.
i ran across this article last week. 
apparently it made several people angry, but i felt it was such a heartfelt and honest article, that i took no offense, just absorbed...

What’s working/not working for us…

well, my oldest is really fighting me on just about every aspect of school (and life, but that's not for now...)  so i am rethinking our school days.
i maybe switching it all up and having blocks of time for each student, otherwise, he absorbs so much of my time and energy, i have very little for the other kids.
he drags a 20 mintue lesson into hoooouuurrrsss  long.
my thought right now is to tell him "you have between 10-12 for my help.  should you choose to throw a fit, refuse to do your work, etc. your time is up anyways"
any advice?

Questions/thoughts I have…
if i should change history to more of a unit study approach?

I’m cooking...

diet food,
can you please eat a cookie for me?

I’m grateful for…a Heavenly Father who, despite my discouragement, questioning and doubts,
has a plan and a purpose for us that is being weaved to reveal itself.

I’m praying for…
and for 10 lbs to be gone next week.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
***don't look if you are squemish or from PETA***


Monday, October 10, 2011

pop culture , a recipe and baby pictures...

none of which are related, in case that wasn't obvious...;)

so i had the privilege of taking my new niece's newborn photos recently and wanted to share.
that's what you'll see throughout this post.

what you will read however, is about my lack of pop culture awareness.

are you ready?...

i'm ashamed to say (because it sounds as if i should be?) that i'm still sort of unclear who steve jobs was.
i mean, i googled and figured out he was a computer creator.
that's about where my knowledge ends with him.

i also googled another pop culture thing that has slightly less relevance...

you see when i read (somewhere ?)  that Carmen Electra was marrying Rob Patterson,
i pictured edward from Twilght.

i thought to myself "as little as i know about these 2 souls walking around, that just seems a very odd couple."

ya, edward would be robert pattinson.

rob patterson is, apparently, some musician for Korn (i think, not looking back to make sure!), that by wikipedia standards looked much more like who i would picture carmen electra with.
(not that i care).

it was a sad waste of 5 minutes.

now, onto the recipe!
the reason i'm sharing this is because it is easy and a good Fall all in one dish!
corn bread pie:
first of all mix up your favorite cornbread recipe.
i use the Homesteader's Recipe found here .
set aside.

preheat oven 375.
get a cast iron pan (i use my 9 or 10 inch),
or, i suppose a square 9x9 pyrex would do.

cook hamburger or turkey burger (about 1/2 lb) in the cast iron skillet, drain off grease.
add in 2 cans of ranchero beans.
(i have put in my own cooked beans before, and it's okay, but not as good)
a cup of frozen corn or a can of drained corn.
and a can of diced green chilis.

pour corn bread mix over top.
cook at 375 until corn bread cooked through and browning on top.



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