Monday, September 14, 2015

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

Is it Monday already?  Really?  Friday was just here and I blinked.  My weekends feel too short.  I know I'm not the only one who feels that way.  This last weekend was especially busy because we went to a wedding!  One of my good friends got married on Saturday and I was honored to be one of her bridesmaids.  She got married in the mountains and it was gorgeous.  The weather and decorations was perfect.  I am so happy for her and her new husband!

On Sunday we spent the day with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law eating junk food and watching our football team lose.  That's always a bummer!  But the fellowship was fun.  After that we all made our way to church for evening Sunday school and a rousing game of Fruit Basket Upset.  If you don't know what Fruit Basket Upset is I encourage you to come visit our church!  You will have a lot of fun! :-)

Now it's Monday and we are back to school.  We have done school for a month and Zoe still jumps right into her lessons and is excited to learn.  I am so thankful for that!  I know the day will come that she will not be as enthusiastic so I will choose to be thankful for it now!

In science class Zoe has been learning about water -- how it freezes and turns into ice when it gets cold, how it turns into a gas when it reaches a boiling point, and that the beautiful clouds we see in the sky are teeny tiny particles of ice that form those beautiful, puffy, white shapes in the sky.  She also got to make her own clouds using cotton balls, paper, and her trusty glue stick.

I feel like we have a really good routine going when it comes to getting school work done.  Now that we have found our groove in the school department, I think it's time to shift gears and focus on the cleaning house area...

How do homeschool moms keep the house tidy during the day?

I know all housewives/mothers live in different situations, but if you have any tips or suggestions on how to keep up with the house I would love to hear them!

Max's Birthday is tomorrow!  Our little man is turning 4!  I can't believe he is getting so big.  I love his little personality.  He is such a crack up!  I'm not sure when we will have a party since family is either out of town or getting ready to head out of town...but when we do have a party I know it will be a lot of fun for him!  He is pretty excited about growing up.  He has big plans for his life!


  1. Well... You are at my house often enough to know that it's NOT perfect. But...! Here are just a few ideas that help me. I try to wash pots and pans as I use them and empty them. (My kids do the basic dishes daily, which I know that's not possible for your kids.) I also try to wash anything I can as my dinner is cooking.
    As far as laundry goes... I do one or two loads daily! Some people can't do that. Some prefer having a laundry day of the week. Whatever you do, find what works and stick to it!
    Mandie has a tote that she keeps around in case she finds toys out of place. If she has to clean it up, it goes in the tote! And she keeps it for a day or two. That has helped her younger kids keep things in their room. Hope that helps! :)

  2. I like that tote idea I will try that. Cleaning house and home schooling and raising babies make it near impossible to keep a clean house. I just do things as soon as I put kids to bed and get done what I can and try not to stress to bad. That is probably horrible advice, but that is what I do :-)


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