Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Article

I wrote an article which can basically be summed up in three words: life is hard. In case you needed some uplifting words of encouragement today. ;)

We Need to Hear Life is Hard

Hope you enjoy it! 

Monday, October 07, 2019

Article

I am 41 weeks and 4 days pregnant today. And I have an article about it!

https://www.catholicstand.com/waiting-on-childbirth-the-agony-in-the-garden/

Friday, September 13, 2019

September AYOPS

Some of September's activities so far from "A Year of Playing Skillfully" by the Homegrown Preschooler

These past three weeks have been crummy, this last one in particular, with Tommy constantly sick. He got over his rotavĂ­rus last Thursday only to start with fever and laryngitis on Friday. Davy got laryngitis and tonsillitis. And I am always bragging about how we never get sick…

Of course this ruined my perfectly concocted plans. Basically it was three weeks in which I wanted to meet people and get our activities and the ball rolling. And instead we have been confined to isolation and a miserable baby who lost a lot of weight. So hard to accept when things don't go my way. When life isn't ideal. Still working on it. 

At least the perfectly concocted plans for our preschool (see activities above) have been fun, and that has saved my day. I have a couple more weeks until our baby Rosie arrives and that never gets any less scary. Here's to relaxing and enjoying our last days as a family of five instead of panicking and trying to tick things off my checklist as usual...

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Planning this year's school year

This is the first year I have actually planned our school year. I feel frustrated most of the time because I am always planning and never executing. So I decided, I will plan, print and buy in the summer months and try to make lists of things I want to plan, print and buy for the next summer during the year. So that I can get a rhythm going. Get some habits going. Actually do something. 

I made my own planner for this school year. I devised a new schedule. And pray for me, that by the grace of God, I may actually get something done!

Other than a monthly book basket and coloring pages for saints' feast days I have already printed out, the materials we will be using are above. We will try to sing a song with Tommy (19 months) and read a board book a day. I will possibly try to focus on some vocabulary, like body parts and animals. Pictured above are animal flashcards from super simple learning. 

Other than the SUPER WONDERFUL, SUPER FUN, SUPER COMPLETE preschool curriculum called "A Year of Playing Skillfully", which we will do one or two activities from a day, Davy will do a page a day of a number book (made by yours truly) and then a page a day of an alphabet book (alphabet craft book by fun with mama, from teachers pay teachers). 

Adelaide has a new drawing book, and handwriting and math books from Simply Charlotte Mason. Also, she has a sketch book ("Adelaide's Bible Art Book", pictured) which is an idea I got from Laura Bernquist's book: one day we will read a story from the Jesus Storybook Bible. The next day she will narrate it back to me and draw a picture in her sketch book. 

Finally, we have flashcards and a couple of worksheets called "What's inside a church" from teachers pay teachers.  

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Article

Hello! 

I have an article up today called:

The Devil's Fake News

Happy St Teresa of Calcutta day!