Never Dim The Lights Inside You {Our Weekly WrapUp}

Never Dim The Lights Inside You {Our Weekly WrapUp}

This week I was reminded by my kids and circumstance that you should never dim those lights inside you!

Even when it is hard and life throws you a pack of trials, embrace that light and let it shine through.

This has been one heck of a week! You know those weeks when you are constantly checking the calendar cause for the life of you, you have no clue what day it is. All you know is that the sun came up and after a while the light began to dim as evening approached.

Today felt like Tuesday, or Thursday, or maybe Saturday. I confused myself several times even before breakfast. This was definitely my flop for the week!

The main culprit is lack of sleep, I think. But there are others, hiding under there, and either I need to confront them head on, or sweep them under the rug once again.

Have you ever been there?

We had a wonderful relaxed homeschool-style high school week this week.

We managed to do our daily readings every day but Thursday, when we were all in the wrong mood to focus on Dante and St. Augustine and the other giants who join us in our living room homeschool. High school can be mentally taxing on tired Mamas! So instead the three of us sat in easy chairs and couches, drank tea, and chatted while I sewed the eyes on the hamster doll I made for my daughter this week.

Isn’t it wonderful when you have those moments of enjoying your child’s company, even when they are teens? That is the sweetest part of homeschooling for me.

home where they belongOur blog was nice and active this week.

I wrote a couple of posts this week (the spectrum of homeschooling and teaching the tough bits about hands-on learning) and co-hosted a few linkups, and even did a review of a great book from Penguin Press called Whiskerella that includes a doll craft you can sew.

We started evaluating a few new products this week that will result in interesting and exciting reviews in a few weeks:

Places I am linking up this post

Drop by and read the posts of some great homeschooling families at this week’s Homeschool Highlights Link Up, the Weekly Homeschool Blog Link Up at the Homeschool Review Crew, the Friday Funnies, Flops, and Fails LinkUp. And read through the great posts at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers’ Link Up as well!

Homeschool Coffee BreakWeekly Wrap-UpFriday Funnies Flops and Fails

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  1. I love when our teen sits down and talks with us. Usually it is about hockey or RPG or Xbox games but it is so nice to have conversations with him that aren’t just about correcting behavior or mistakes.

    1. Oh, yes! I know exactly what you mean. We have an awful lot of talks about video games that are wonderful for the conversation, not so much the subject! 🙂

  2. I had a wonderfully productive week this week…BUT, for some reason I was having the same trouble as you. I kept thinking it was a day later. Maybe it’s the time of year?

    1. I hope so! That would mean it will be over soon! 🙂

  3. chatting and sipping tea… about life and stuff… makes for a good homeschooling day. 🙂

    1. Oh yes, it does!

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