Monday, August 1, 2016

Unplugging and Planning

this weekend had such a sweet pace. no rush. no fuss. just easy and simple. it was nice for a change. i'm not sure why but things have been so go-go-go lately. despite the summer feeling we've all been soaking up, it's felt a bit more chaotic than desired. so friday afternoon i put my phone on charge and tucked away my ipad. i decided to sign off of the social media so i could be fully there with my family and be 100% in on slowing down. to say it was enjoyable is an understatement.

a lot has been going on lately. big and small changes. all which can make life hectic when you let it. last weekend we brought home a new addition to the family. he's chocolate brown, clumsy, and enjoys long periods of play time. his name is moose and we couldn't love him any more than right now. but give us ten more minutes and that may change. he has made himself at home more than i thought he would. hoping the girls enjoy having a lab pup just as much as i did when i was growing up.

the girls start school in less than a month. it's getting so close and the feeling like i'm short on time is starting to creep up on me.  we've done well with checking things off our summer bucket list. cliche, maybe, but it's helped keep us busy.
-playing in the sprinklers
-splash pad
-baking cupcakes

one of their big to-do's was a trip to the movies to see the secret life of pets movie which was a big hit. the rest of the time we've just enjoyed being lazy bums around the house. the big girls have stepped up their game with chores in hopes to earn money for some toys they have on the "want" lists. ellie has sparked an interest in coloring....all things. if for some reason she goes missing, just follow the trail of crayon wrappers and you'll find her curled up somewhere with her crayon box and coloring book.

i'll be working with ellie at home instead of sending her off to preschool this year. she's really excited about doing school like her big sisters. i've been researching what sort of curriculum i want to use with her or if i even want to go that route. it can be so overwhelming. there is a lot of information out there and even more ideas floating around pinterest.

while i was researching some info, i came across a blog called this little home of mine. before i knew it 2 hours had passed and my mind was full of all sorts of ideas and information about homeschooling ellie. elizabeth has actually written an ebook that is packed with loads of creative teaching strategies as well as life-changing management tips and organizational ideas with you in mind. 

"Homeschooling Your Preschooler" launches today and only costs $10. i can't wait to get a few minutes to sit and dive into all that she's written. i know for sure it's going help out tremendously.

Are you interested in homeschooling your preschooler, but you're not sure where to start? I hope you head over to This Little Home of Mine and check out Homeschooling Your Preschooler! Maybe you feel a bit overwhelmed after looking through ideas. This ebook has everything you need all in one place to help you get started without feeling as if you're drowning.

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