This week has been super busy.  I had four different workshops all happening this week:

  • parenting support group
  • scrapbooking workshop
  • lapbooking made easy with homeschool mums
  • homeschool network meeting

 

Then I had two social visits and one prayer group time.  A week full of people – I love it.

 

But it does mean that I haven’t had my evenings to blog and I haven’t done much browsing either.  Here are a few links  though to the things I’ve been reading and thinking about.

 

 

Making Mind Maps using Excel – I love this idea.  I have used Kidspiration and it didn’t really click with my children, maybe I tried it too young.  I’m going to teach myself this method (I love playing around with Excel for different purposes) and then encourage my kids to do likewise.  I think mind mapping is very important skill – it doesn’t really matter how you do it but to organize and categorise your thinking is important.

 

 

 

Feeling a bit drab lately so 3 steps to naturally beautiful nails was nice reminder.   ..   I came across this article on Escaping a Style Rut – that pretty much describes me!  Though I quite like my style in many ways, there were a few things that I gleaned here that could spruce me up a bit!

 

 

Resources I used for Lapbooking made easy –

Dinah Zikes books – I love these books – they make lapbooking easy.  She takes a piece of paper and folds it into a book, possibly using a few cuts here and there.  That is so much easier than cutting around templates and stapling together.  

 

Jimmie’s Lapbooking Lens – I love Jimmie’s resource list.  She has a very real and do-able approach to lapbooking.

 

 

Yesterday I started listening to the mp3 version of  Do Hard  Things.  Love it!  Can’t wait to read this book to my children.  We are going to have it as a family read aloud so we can discuss it together.  I am so itching to start now but we are going to hold back till Peter’s work load slows down a bit so he can be involved in the discussions too.  In the mean time Josh and Jess are reading the blog and we often discuss that over the dinner table.

 

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