Homeschool Mother’s Journal: September 14, 2012

My husband was in Florida this week!  I wish I could have gone but he was at a solar expo the whole time so it was all work and no play.  Not having him home turned mama’s world upside down.  My husband is my best friend and to be disconnected from him for a few days just sent me spiraling.  So I doubt we will hit our homeschool hours goal this week but I’m okay with that.  Sometimes life happens and you just have to let go.  Without my rock this week we did well just to get through the day.

Z(7yr):  My baby turns 7 tomorrow!  It’s so crazy but I am so excited for him.  I just got the eBooks for The Magic Tree House series, which he loves, and I think he will be ecstatic about.  I’m working on getting the audio books too, so that he can read along.  This week he constructed hats for himself and then his siblings from construction paper and tape.  It was awesome and so sweet.  Dad brought home solar robot kits so we are excited to play with those soon too.  Z has been asking to build a robot for a year now.  He loves crafts and projects.

Jax(5yr):  He rediscovered today.  It was awesome.  He read through the site for hours today while I worked with his brother.  I love hearing reading and phonics from the other room while we are doing grammar.  He also got out the big cats book and horse book.  He loves to look through the pictures.  Having these visual books is amazing for children.

Ty(3yr):  She is 3.  What can I say.  I’m struggling with all the whining and tantrums.  She’s had some kind of bug this week so her tummy has been hurting her.  So feeling unwell added to her whiny disposition.  She seems to be at the tail end of it so hopefully she will be much better this weekend.  Everyday she asks to do school with mom.  She’s cute and I love that thirst for knowledge, or at least participation.

V(1yr): Potty training is going amazing!  We still have accidents during the day but if we consistently ask her we usually don’t.  It’s when we get distracted and forget, that she will run into the bathroom and make a puddle in front of the toilet.  I’m totally cool with a puddle on the bathroom floor.  It means that she is aware and knows where to go.  Now if only mom could do everything at once.  My 17 month old baby girl is so cute in underwear.  The smallest size is 2T and she doesn’t have much of a tushie, so they fall down.  If you tell her to pull up her panties she gives herself a wedgie.  It’s hilarious.


Homeschool Mother’s Journal: September 14, 2012 — 3 Comments

  1. Hey! Sorry to reply here to ask a question, but I can’t find your e-mail address. I don’t see where you have blogged about a whole house water filter system. I am looking into them and would like your recommendation…Thanks in advance! Also, on the raw milk, you said you have a preferred farm? Would you be willing to e-mail me that? Thanks again!

    • Hello Debbie! We’ve been researching whole house water systems and haven’t decided on one yet. We’ve talked with the people in Independence at Pure Water Oasis and read Mercola’s articles on the topic. We are in the process of building a house and won’t install the filter until we move. As far as raw milk goes it depends on your time restraints and location. We currently live in KC and have a few options. In downtown KC we have met up with the great farmers from Be Whole Again dairy which is located in Excelsior Springs. They have Jersey cows and the milk was yummy and had great cream! They come to town once a week and we pre-ordered our milk. There is also a family farm south of Pleasant Hill called Springer Dairy that has Guernsey cows. You drop off your bottles with your phone number, money, and day/time when you will be back to pick up your milk. Guernsey cream is fantastic for making ice cream, butter, yogurt, and all things creamy! Springer Dairy address: 31600 E ST RT P, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 PH:816-987-3549. When we haven’t pre-ordered or coordinated dropping off bottles we will go to Moreland Dairy south of Lee’s Summit. Moreland is not organic or natural, but they don’t use growth hormones and have a waiting period if they use antibiotics. So the milk is clean accept for the copious amounts of grains that they feed the cows. You can take your empty jars to the farm, go into the milk room, put your money in the box on the wall to the left, and fill up your jars straight from the vat. It’s $3/gallon and you can get milk from 5-7pm Monday-Saturday. The address to Moreland Dairy is 22515 S Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO 64701. Hope that helps!

  2. Thank you so much for the info! Life has been crazy and I just saw this reply! If you do come up with a house filter, I would love to hear about it. I will check out those farms, thank you!