Weekly Homeschool Roundup: 10/12/19

Our homeschool feels invigorated when the temperatures start to drop.

It’s more comfortable to be outside. We can start cooking our favorite foods. I enjoy bringing out my favorite sweater. And, there is nothing like waking up in the morning and it’s cold in the house.

This weekend is Anna’s Fall Break - her first big break at home since she began college. I cannot believe she’s been in college for two months.

(I wrote this post right after she left. I look back on it and I was truly SAD. Things have gotten a lot better for me since then!)

Weekly #Homeschool Roundup: 10/12/19

This past homeschool week was productive, but a bit off-kilter.

My husband and I attended a conference for the Homeschool Trade Association for two full days. We learned so much and met a lot of wonderful people - all of them with the commitment to serve homeschool families with excellence.

(My son was at his Classical Conversations group one day, and the second day stayed home on his own while I supervised homeschool via text. This independence is good for him… but I wouldn’t want to make that a regular thing, know what I mean?)

We count ourselves blessed to run a curriculum business that brings truth, beauty, and goodness into the lives of homeschoolers!

I was able to spend time with two of my dear friends who have encouraged and supported me in all of my efforts here on the blog and also at SQUILT Music.

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These are the 5 good things that jumped out at me this week. Enjoy!

5 Good Things

Favorite Fall Activities for Kids

This is a post from yours truly about fall activities for ALL ages. Enjoy!

Family Gratitude Pumpkin Idea

I just love this! It is something I can do that takes very little work and will pack a big punch. Check out this idea from Passion for Savings.

Revised ACT Testing

Good news for our kids taking the ACT in the coming years. Finally, the test will be taken on computer, with scores available in a couple of days instead of 2-8 weeks! Also, students can retake individual sections that they want to improve their score on, rather than retaking the entire test!

Are You Magnesium Deficient?

As I have gotten older (ahem), my muscles ache and I know it's from a lack of Magnesium. I have found a Magnesium Lotion that is the first really effective source of Magnesium for me(I have tried sprays and oral supplements).

I love it.

It helps my legs relax so I sleep better. I think it is helping with monthly hormonal headaches.

And, when I feel better - I'm a better homeschool mom.

What I’m Reading

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is an excellent book! I’m learning so much about the “Blue People” of Kentucky and the true story of the Pack Horse Librarians. If you enjoy books about books and historical fiction, then you are in for a treat.

Weekly #Homeschool Roundup: 10/12/19

Did you have a “good thing” this week?

Share it with me in the comments below!