In our school:
We are really buckling down and getting so much work done, but I am wondering if I have gone a little too far overboard with more SCHOOL work. I am starting to panic a little bit about my oldest getting ready for high school in two short years that I think I am over scheduling our school day trying to make sure I cover it all. The reality is I can't cover it all, so I need to regroup and rethink my strategies. I have always said I will homeschool until high school and then we have to make a decision as a family on whether to send the kids to public school. My oldest is adamant that she is not going back to public school so I am starting to wonder how I am going to teach high school and panic just a tiny bit:). How and what I plan to change I do not know yet, but the fact that our school day has gone from 4-5 hours a day to closer to 6 and a half and I still feel like we are not covering enough is not cool:( for anybody. I am for the first time ever feeling like field trips are getting in the way of our school day which is so unlike me! Thankfully I haven't cancelled going on any field trips but the urge to do so is there and I need to stamp that out pronto :)
In our Health:
Our family decided to join the YMCA and the kids are joining us in exercising which is a good thing. Our goal is to make it there 3X a week, we are not quite there yet but we are doing our best. Both my husband and I are continuing to lose weight on the weight watchers program and I am pleased to see the kids are starting to make overall better choices in their food choices just by watching Mom and Dad make better choices:)
|MarioFan walking/running on the track with me, we did 1 mile|
|Firedrake doing the stationary bike with me for 30 minutes|
I have started reading the series Divergent. Firedrake is reading Ring World and MarioFan is reading Lemonade War.
What we are cooking:
I am trying lots of new recipes from weight watchers and some aren't too bad, while others are seriously lacking in taste. If anyone has a good cookbook or website for low cal, low carb recipes, I would love to know about them:), particularly if they taste good!!!
Hope everyone is doing well with the winter schooling months, Spring is only 2 months away!!!