Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Homeschooling #ThankfulNovember2015

04 November 2015

Homeschooling #ThankfulNovember2015

Day 4: I never, ever planned to homeschool our children. My first choice was to enroll whatever children we had in a Christian school (my husband and I both went to Christian school in elementary, junior high, and high school). But the price of Christian schools in this area is outrageous. There's NO way we can afford them, especially on a single salary... but overall, I am happy that Charis is being homeschooled. Since her birthday's in August, she would have been a young kindergartner. Plus, the schools in our area are not good. It's fun to see the joy in her face as she becomes a "reader" (to quote her) or is shocked when her hypothesis does not pan out in the few science experiments we've done.

Today, I was reminded that homeschool moms do not know everything. In our unit on Lentil, we're learning out Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and the American flag. Since our flag has 13 stripes to represent the 13 colonies, I decided to print off a map of the 13 colonies. I was shocked when I found out that Maine was not Maine, but part of Massachusetts.

I called up Drew on the phone and asked, "Is it true that Maine was part of Massachusetts?"

To which he replied, "Yes."

"When did it become its own state? And why?"

"I don't know, Sarah."

So, I'm asking you. What books would be good to read (for me) about the history of Massachusetts? Or Maine? What are you thankful for today?

In case you've missed the previous #ThankfulNovember2015 posts:


  1. Thankful for a wonderful verse God gave me this morning. :)

    God's motive in putting us in a test is to bring the best out of us.
    "“But He [God] knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23: 10

  2. I'm thankful for a restful week - we had a break from school. :)

  3. I'm thankful for so much, but especially that I as able to go at a slower pace this week. Rest is refreshing!