Leah and Friends Before Their First Ballet Lesson BeginsIn our homeschool this week…We are behind! This is not by our choice but by circumstances beyond my control. The circumstance is my Leah falling and hurting her wrist on Wednesday night during Awana. The result, over half the day in Urgent Care and a diagnosis of a soft tissue contusion. She’s in a sling for a week and has to keep it elevated and we have to ice it at least twice a day until the swelling goes down. Oh, and it’s the hand she writes with so we will see how that goes. Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Don’t stress over little bumps in the road. The Lord has ordered our days and this week, He allowed mine to not go as I planned but as He saw fit. I am inspired by… One of the mom’s in our co-op. Why does she inspire me? Because she simply has the sweet aroma of Christ about her – in her speech, in her actions, in her attitude. What a blessing to know her. My favorite thing this week was… Leah and her friends sitting at the kitchen table having a snack and chatting. There was also quite a bit of giggling going on! What’s working/not working for us… Setting a timer for those subjects that we seem to lose focus on. Math is the big one for my daughter. If she gets a little discouraged with the problem she is working on, her mind wonders. Setting a timer has kept her on task. Things I’m working on… Still organizing. This week I worked on the bookshelf beside my desk and am almost done. It feels so good to have a proper place for things! I’m STILL reading … But am almost finished with Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp. I hope to be able to say I am on something new next week. I’m grateful for… Leah’s wrist not being broken. I’m praying for… Marriages and Families. It seems to me that the devil is attacking them on every side. Photos, video, link, to share… We have precious friends who live in Illinois. They have 3 sweet boys, the littlest we have not “officially” met yet as he was just born in August. Anyway, I opened the mailbox one day this week and inside was an envelope with these two pieces of artwork so I just had to share. Thanks again for joining me on my homeschool journey here and with The Homeschool Mother’s Journal over at iHomeschool Network. Joy to You!