Slow Progress: Home School Planning

Posted By on August 6, 2009

I really am trying to get books and workboxes organized for our learning times this year. Real life learning – Living Learning Moments, hasn’t quite allowed it yet…

Workboxes sit empty…

Workboxes Cabinet

bookshelves too…

bookshelves planning 2

my piles of planning still there, a bit scattered from inquisitive children…

book piles planning

I know what I want to do. I’ve got it “right up here”… it’s just getting it onto paper and implemented. I just don’t feel like sitting, standing, carrying books, getting up and down right now. Baby isn’t too big yet, but my belly is tired. Hopefully soon the rest of life will slow down and I can get it planned right and proper!

Jacque Sig

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7 Responses to “Slow Progress: Home School Planning”

  1. Mrs. Hewett says:


    You are not alone! I am just about at the same place you are, except I had to tidy up my “planning piles” per my hubby’s request. I’ll keep you in prayer and with God’s help, we will conquer this mountain!


    Mrs. H


  2. Don’t feel bad. I can’t even get that far. I can’t plan the school year when I can’t even find a house to move into. But I know God has a plan for us.

    I’ll pray for you to “feel” smaller. I know how you feel. I’ll pray for lots of energy for you, too.

    Pray for me to find the right house, please.

    God bless the Dixon family,



  3. Leslie says:

    I’m getting down to the nitty gritty too- realizing this school year is approaching quickly! Can’t wait to see what this time brings! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..keep in touch: thursday threesome =-.


  4. Dianne says:

    Hang in there, my friend. It will all come together. And as you know, it’s just a part of real life learning, right? Your family is always learning anyway. Blessings to you as you manage your growing clan!

    .-= Dianne´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Shadow of a Clematis =-.


    Jacque Reply:

    :) Dianne~ Thanks for the reminder. We sure have been learning so much lately! And, it’s not piddly little stuff either; it’s life and death stuff for our animals… :(. But, it is something we really need to know, and it sure has been a lot of learning for all of us. (I hope we’re done learning about it, too!)

    Thanks for your blessings and encouragement!


  5. Jill says:

    I am SO there with you! Just digging in to my piles now. We have a tax-free school shopping holiday and I was just going over my shopping list one more time. I hopped on to the library website and my requests were not going thru, so I got distracted.
    There is hope in sight: I have a 3 month old, and had NO energy in getting planning done while pregnant either. However, I have more than made up for it this summer. I have completely re-organized my entire house, but I deliberately saved the school stuff for last because I get too excited about teaching my kiddos! We even did SOME lapbooking this week because I couldn’t stand it anymore.
    We’ll be moving our school space upstairs this year, and that will be accomplished in just a few days. Then I am hoping to squeeze a sewing project in with my daughter before we hit the books in earnest.
    God bless you all as we begin this journey together…


    Jacque Reply:

    That is great Jill! We are also going to be able to use a new room this year to work on school projects. I am behind because (besides being exhausted)we are still finishing up on our addition. I have two tables-full of things to put on the walls yet that were removed and added to when we painted everything in June. We still have trim to get on too from then, but I need to get things hung up at least, because those tables will be what we use! :)

    I had so much energy in May and June, I guess I am just needing to rest from it now. I have no idea how I worked the long hours putting up fence and working on the addition, but I suppose it was the strength I needed at the time and the Father just strengthened me then, because we all really needed it. Now I am pooped! But, I am thankful for a say of rest each week, and I know the Lord is faithful and will allow us to accomplish his purposes for our lives!

    Other than that, I am super-excited about getting our school work in order. We don’t start until after Labor Day anyway, so I have plenty of time. Yehovah God must have something else in mind for us since I haven’t gotten it all written down yet!!


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Welcome. I'd like to say that I'm first a 40-ish yr old woman with all of my likes and dislikes, but let's face it, Firstly, I'm a mom to 9 wonderful people, young and old, from ages 23 down to 3. That's my main life: loving, walking with, learning with, teaching, and being driven crazy by my kids and their antics and also being amazed by their capacity to keep loving a person like myself. So, I'm a 40-ish home school mom - teacher of the last 6 of my 9 kids, hoping I don't screw them up too badly, but knowing that they are probably all so awesome they will turn out much better people than I am. For which I am very GRATEFUL. Namaste.