MOTHERHOOD

"About every true mother there is a sancity of martyrdom-
and when she is no more in the body, her children see her with
the ring of light around her head."

Godey's Lady's Book, 1867

THE ART OF DOMESTIC BLISS

.....in a time lacking in certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of it's lost heart. -Louise Bogan
“And there are my children!
My darling, precious children!
For their sakes I am continually constrained
to seek after an amended, a sanctified life;
what I want them to become
I must become myself”.

~ Elizabeth Prentiss, Stepping Heavenward

Thursday, October 17, 2013

No Bake Cocoa Butterscotch Bars

                Yummy Fall treat! 

 


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup milk or cream
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick oats (not old fashioned)
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup Butterscotch chips
  • melted caramel
Bring first four ingredients to a boil and cook 1 minute.
Add vanilla, oatmeal, and peanut butter and stir until combined. Then stir in chocolate chips.
Spread into a jelly roll/bar pan. Drizzle with melted caramel. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Home School Lessons week 7

Motivation thought for Mother:

 

“God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.”

                                             - Jewish Proverb

 

 

Poem:  "If"

  By Rudyard Kipling

    (Changes Weekly)


Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

(Changes Monthly)


Artist: Gilbert Stuart  (Changes Monthly)


Character Trait: Peace Making (Changes Weekly)

 

 


 Monday
7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial


8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

Review Character trait of the week: Peace Making

Antonio Vivaldi

Play composer of the week: Best of  Vivaldi

Documentary

Color picture for front of Lab Book

Make Lab Book
 Print Biographical sketch for Lab book

Note booking pages here



 

  8:30 Math : Work on memorizing Multiplication Tables
worksheets
flashcards


10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:

I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.    "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 

 

Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List

Vocabulary quizzes from RC

12:00 P.M. Etiquette Class : How to sit ladylike

12:30 P.M. Lunch

Chores

Free Reading

 

Tuesday

7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial


8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

Review Character trait of the week:

Peace Making

 

Play composer of the week:

Antonio Vivaldi

 Best of  Vivaldi

  8:30 Math : Work on memorizing Multiplication Tables
worksheets
flashcards

10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:

I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 


  10:30 Genealogy library

Lunch

2:30 pm Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List
Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

 3:30 P.M. Social Studies:  Christopher Coloumbus
 Learn the Timeline approach here
Cut and glue timeline message into composition book or lab book.
Cut out and glue picture from time line in composition book and have child write essay about today's lesson.

 Wednesday

7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:

 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:

scripture mastery memorize tutorial

8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

 

Review Character trait of the week:

Peace Making

 

Play composer of the week:

Antonio Vivaldi

 Best of  Vivaldi

Math

worksheets
flashcards

10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:

I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 

10:30 A.M. Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List

Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

  12:30 P.M. Lunch


1:00 Art Study: Gilbert Stuart

Paint a photo of Washington

 

 

P.E. Swimming at the YMCA  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 Thursday

7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial


8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

Review Character trait of the week:

Peace Making


Play composer of the week: Best of  Vivaldi

 8:30 Math : Work on memorizing

worksheets
flashcards


 10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:
I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 



 10:30 A.M. Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List
Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

  12:30 P.M. Lunch

 History Timeline: Christopher Columbus
Lab book here
 Learn the Timeline approach here

Cut out and glue picture from time line in composition book and have child write essay about today's lesson.

P.E. Park Day

  Friday

 7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
  scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial

8:00 Review Manners for the day:

Get the book here:

 

Review Character trait of the week:

Peace Making


Play composer of the week:

Best of  Vivaldi


 8:30 Math : Work on memorizing

worksheets
flashcards


 10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:
I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 

 10:30 A.M. Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List
Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

  12:30 P.M. Lunch

 1 :00 P.M. Science: Creation Day 3 He divided the Land from the Water, And created Plant Life

  Work on a lab book on Botany from last week. Look up some of the questions in the lab book and complete.

 We will be focused on day 3 of creation throughout the fall season as we take care of a garden and learn about the water cycle and plant life.   Today we plant some small starter plants and some more

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Home School Lesson Week 6

Motivation thought for Mother:

 

"An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest."

                      - Spanish proverb


Poem: "If" By Rudyard Kipling

    (Changes Weekly)


Composer: George Frederick Handel

(Changes Monthly)


Artist: Vincent Van Gogh (Changes Monthly)


Character Trait: Honesty (Changes Weekly)

 

 


 Monday
7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial


8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

Review Character trait of the week: Honesty

 

Play composer of the week: George Frederick Handel Listen to Water Music


 George Frederick Handel BBC Documentary Part 3 of 5 

 8:30 Math : Work on memorizing Multiplication Tables
worksheets
flashcards







 

  8:30 Math : Work on memorizing Multiplication Tables
worksheets
flashcards


10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:

I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.    "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 

 

Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List

Vocabulary quizzes from RC

12:00 P.M. Etiquette Class : R.S.V.P'S

12:30 P.M. Lunch

Chores

Free Reading

 

 

 

 

 Tuesday

7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial


8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

Review Character trait of the week:

Honesty

 

Play composer of the week:George Handle "The Messiah"

  8:30 Math : Work on memorizing Multiplication Tables
worksheets
flashcards

10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:

I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 


  10:30 Genealogy library

Lunch

2:30 pm Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List
Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

 3:30 P.M. Social Studies:  The Fall – Before time was measured

 Learn the Timeline approach here

Cut out and glue picture from time line in composition book and have child write essay about today's lesson.

 Wednesday

7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:

 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:

scripture mastery memorize tutorial

8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

 

Review Character trait of the week:

Honesty

 

Play composer of the week: Royal Fireworks

  8:30 Math : Work on memorizing Multiplication Tables
worksheets
flashcards

10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:

I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 

10:30 A.M. Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List

Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

  12:30 P.M. Lunch


1:00 Art Study:Vincent  Van Gogh art project


 

 

 

 

 

 

P.E. Swimming at the YMCA  

 

  

 

 Thursday

7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
 scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial


8:00 Review Manners for the day:
Get the book here:

Review Character trait of the week:

Honesty


Handel Harpsichord Suite No.5 Air and Variations 

 8:30 Math : Work on memorizing

worksheets
flashcards


 10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:
I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 



 10:30 A.M. Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List
Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

  12:30 P.M. Lunch

 History Timeline:  The Fall – Before time was measured

 Learn the Timeline approach here

Cut out and glue picture from time line in composition book and have child write essay about today's lesson.

P.E. Park Day

  Friday

 7:30 A.M. Scripture Journal:
  scripture journal

7:45 A.M. Scripture Mastery:
scripture mastery memorize tutorial

8:00 Review Manners for the day:

Get the book here:

 

Review Character trait of the week:

Honesty


Play composer of the week:

George Frideric Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba


 8:30 Math : Work on memorizing

worksheets
flashcards


 10:00 A.M. Poetry Journal Penmanship:
I glue parts of the poem of the week on pages of a composition book for copy work.

  "If" by Rudyard Kipling

 

 10:30 A.M. Reading from RC reading list:
Robinson Curriculum Reading List
Vocabulary quizzes from RC 

  12:30 P.M. Lunch

 1 :00 P.M. Science: Creation Day 3 He divided the Land from the Water, And created Plant Life

Make a lab book on Botany

 We will be focused on day 3 of creation throughout the fall season as we take care of a garden and learn about the water cycle and plant life.   Today we plant some small starter plants and some more seeds. We will water and weed. Do Photosynthesis lab book sheet and read how stuff works watch some videos.

An Island of Security....A Mother at Home

Very largely does the wife hold in her hands, as a sacred trust, the happiness and the highest good of the hearts that nestle there. In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife.
  • Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere.
  • Her hands fashion its beauty.
  • Her heart makes its love.
And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine, that no woman who has been called to be a wife, and has listened to the call, should consider any price too great to pay, to be . . .

the light,
the joy,
the blessing,
the inspiration,
of a home.

The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.

A true mother is one of the holiest secrets of home happiness.

God sends many beautiful things to this world,

many noble gifts;

but no blessing is richer than that which He bestows

in a mother

who has learned love's lessons well,

and has realized something of the meaning

of her sacred calling.










~ J. R. Miller, "Secrets of Happy Home Life, 1894" ~