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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

School Days...

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Ramona Quimbey, volcano making, dinero learning, and many giggles and tears make up our school days lately. We are going into what I call our "summer term". This is where we review and wrap up second grade, so we can start 3rd grade in August. We are year round homeschoolers. I love being able to learn with my kids each day, but it's an exhausting-sometimes-I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out kind of work. Lately I have been cleaving to the scripture "Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust" (Psalms 16:1). I trust in my Heavenly Father to guide me and to make me all I need to be to teach these littles. I know I am nothing without Him. Each day He shapes me into the person He knows I can become. I put my trust in Him, seek His guidance each day, and His strength allows me to be more. I am thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves me, who in my time of need is always there. I pray for all you Mamas out there today. May your burden be light. May you see the beauty in those little moments we have with our children today. I pray that when life gets tough, you will take a picture and always remember that life is more fantastic when we dance in the driveway with our kids!

Have a fabulous day lovelies!

Find more school days HERE.

Hubby comes home for a long weekend today. I am beyond excited. Have a wonderful holiday tomorrow lovelies!

XO Danielle


  1. Thanks for the encouragement! We have been off for a month and will begin our summer session next week. I don't necessarily go by grade level, but technically the boys will begin third grade in September. I agree with you about the "pull your hair out" kinda days. And the TEARS,from all of us.
    Enjoy time with your honey!

  2. Thank you for this lovely post and the scripture. I am a mom to older kids/young adults and find I now need to put my trust in God each day even more than when my children were little. I love all your homeschool activities. Enjoy the long weekend with your hubby.

  3. I loved homeschooling my children (most days)! What I miss most is reading to them :) They are now 19 and 21 and we have so many great memories together.

  4. Looks like lots of fun & learning is being had! We're entering our first year of homeschooling & we've decided to go year round, too. I'd love to hear more about what curriculums you use, how you plan, how/why you decided to homeschool :)

  5. This is something I wished I could've done with my children. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Danielle,
    Where did you get the "fake" money and coins? I'm trying to teach my son (7) the basics of money too! :)
    You're kids are so sweet!

  7. Danielle,
    Where did you get the "fake" money and coins? I'm trying to teach my (7) year old the basics of money too. Your kids are adorable!

  8. Hi Danielle!!
    I love to read when you write about Homeschool!! I wish I could do that... so far my daughter is happy at school but I provide to her tons of extra curricular activities at home. We're in week 3 of the Summer Camp at home!! Thank you so much for inspiring me so much!! One last question: What Homeschool program are you following? My nephew and nieces are going to be homeschooled next Fall.
    Love you so much!!
    Anapaula :)♥

  9. My husband I have recently decided that I'm going to homeschool our children event though we're years away from having our first. I'm terrified! I know that if I can do it right it will be such a blessing to our family, but if not...then its going to be all my fault that they aren't learning anything. Your homeschool posts make me feel a little better.

  10. I remember learning about money and I loved it. My teacher even decided for us to have a "real working". Half the class worked at stores while the other half shopped, then we switched. All fake cutouts of things and fake money but I still remember it. It was really neat for me.
    I love that you guys go year round, learning everyday is great. I am sure it's hard on you but it's nice too. They will thank you one day.


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