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.