Dizzy Mommy, Chubby Baby, and Homeschool Review

In my life this week…
Lot's to do. . . my baby boy had his 8-week doctor appointment on Tuesday. Has it been 8 weeks already??? He is a whopping 13lbs 7oz now!! But he is healthy and doing well and I am grateful.

I had to go to the doctor also, because of vertigo/dizziness. . . all due to ear wax! EAR WAX!! Unbelievable! Ear wax is pressing against my eardrum and is making me feel like I'm on a merry-go-round! The blessing is that it is only due to ear wax and not something more serious. Thank you, Lord!

In our homeschool this week…
We had our first (state- required) homeschool portfolio review this week. YIKES!! . . . or so I thought--but I had no reason to feel that way. It went wonderfully well. My reviewer is a fellow sister in Christ and a former homeschooling mother. Her words were, "I am not the homeschooling police!" A good portion of our review time was spent sharing our stories as daughters, wives, and mothers--fellowship. I am once again humbled and blessed and grateful to God.

I am inspired by…
Crafty, artsy, people! Especially those that share their talents and explain how others can be crafty and artsy, too!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
We are going to church on Sunday!!!! We haven't been since the baby was born and the whole family is pretty much itching to get back. I'm kind of "old school" when it comes to newborns, meaning I don't take them out much (especially in crowds) until 2 months. It's my "Granny" in me.

My favorite things this week were…
The oil sun catchers we made in art this week. I love simple art projects that require materials I already have on hand. Click HERE for directions and for other art projects.

Oil sun catchers
My children re-enacted a "scene" from the Bible, when Israelites defeated the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-15). In this passage, whenever Moses lifted up his staff, the Israelites had the advantage over the enemy. As he grew tired and lowered his arms, the enemy would advance. So, Aaron and Hur came alongside Moses, gave him a rock to sit on, and held his arms up for him.
Moses with Aaron-ita and Hur-ita! LOL (I had to come up with those names because my girls are girly-girls!
They both looked at me like "we could NEVER be named Aaron or Hur!")

Questions/thoughts I have…
Art curriculum? Piano lessons? Affordability? African-American history for the month? Field trips? I want to learn to sew!

Things I’m working on…
Drinking more water. Exercise. Finding a sewing class, maybe. Getting a sewing machine. . .any suggestions? Getting back into doing my housework regularly, now that schooling is in full swing. Affordable piano lessons. . .stay tuned for more info. . .

I’m reading…
Miriam by Lois T. Henderson

I’m cooking…
Nothing tonight. . .Husband said he'd take us out. The kids have been talking about it all week. This morning, they celebrated. LOL! I told you we haven't been out much!

I’m grateful for…
My mom's help for the month of January--and thanks to my Dad for sharing!! She's leaving on Sunday :o( But she helped us through all the fun, excitement, and rough patches that a new, squeezable baby brings! Thanks, MOM!!!!!!

I’m praying for…
Strength, rest, energy, and no dizziness.

A link to share…
Pinned Image
We're using this to supplement our Bible history lessons.
My children LOVE them and. . .
they're FREE!


  1. You are an awesome homeschool mom!
    And what a sweet, adorable baby!!! Would love to just hold him and rock all day:)
    Blessings to you~

  2. I love this1 I want to try jumping in and write about our home schooling every week. I am totally stealing your art project. My kids needs way more hand on activities. We spend too much time with noses in books. That will break up our day. I need to teach Jonaya to sew.
    Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. Kristin, you are SO sweet! (thank you)

    I could completely see you rocking this boy of mine!! (he's so cuddly!)

    Take care!!!

  4. Hi Des,

    The homeschooling journal is great way to vent, share, and gain ideas/inspiration/encouragement. I would love to read about your week!

    Sewing is definitely high on the list of "to do's" this year!! I want to teach my girls, too.

    Take care and God bless!

  5. Enjoyed the read & viewing the pics sis!!! Always Luvs Tam.....

  6. Awww, thanks big sis!!! Love you, too!

  7. That ear wax answer is a huge praise; I'm glad you had such a simple answer. Your girls holding up your son's arms, great reenactment!
    When we lived near a Hobby Lobby I enjoyed a sewing class they offered at night. Maybe there is something like that near you? If not, look up how to make a pillowcase for a successful first project.

  8. Oh my!! He is SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!

    What a lovely, wonderful, nurturing home you are cultivating. :)

  9. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks for the sewing suggestions. . .I might be able to take a class at JoAnn Fabrics.

    Take care!

  10. Yes, he is, Anne! lol :)

    Thanks; I'm trying!
    Take care!

  11. Hi Stacie,

    Awww...how handsome is he with those pinchable cheeks(: The time really does fly. Children are such gifts(:!!

    I enjoyed reading your journal entry and learning to sew is one of my goals as well!

    Thank you for sharing the bible lessons curriculum. I am going to check it out.

    Take care lady!!

  12. Hey Gertha,

    All of my little ones had those same cheeks. A friend of mine says they're hiding apples in their cheeks! LOL

    Yes, girl, we will have to learn to sew. . . I'll email you!

    You are welcome; those bible lessons have been coming in handy!

    Have a wonderfully blessed day, Gertha!


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