Raising Jane Journal

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Little Farmgirl

We are slowly finding our groove in our homeschooling day, and things are going amazingly well. One thing I felt was missing in our day was hands on work.  As a farmgirl sister over at Mary Janes Farm, we have been slowly working on the young cultivators certificates. So why not make it an official part of our homeschool day. So today I put together a simple folder.
The eight tabs break down the 7 sections of certificates that she can choose from, and the 8th tab displays the certificates she has already earned. This will give her a visual aid on what she would like to work on that day. As we work our way through we date our completed work.  I feel good that she is learning good old-fashioned "farmgirl" skills.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Natural Skin Care Development

I am one of those people always on the search for a better way to take care of my family. Usually, I come across a tidbit here and there that I can incorporate into our own system, but recently I found this company, and something about them just hit home. I decided as a Christmas present to myself to sign-up for one of their courses. Have you every had that moment where you read something and said, "That's exactly how I feel?". That is why I would like to share with you that now through Valentine's Day they are giving away one copy of their brand new Natural Skin Care Development course. Just head over to this site and leave a comment for your chance to win. If you have ever been interested in creating all your own natural skin care products, I would encourage you to check them out. Good Luck.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Some Days You Just Have to Laugh

Life is never dull, that is for sure. I spent this evening sitting at our local middle school, getting my oldest daughter prepared to start 7th grade in the fall. A year filled with switching rooms for classes. Extra activities that you have to try out for, gym uniforms and on it goes. She is so excited, and I am excited for her. My social butterfly will be coming into her own. At the same time we withdrew our youngest daughter from elementary school yesterday to bring her home to homeschool. Two different children with two different lives.  It's on days like this that I just have to laugh at how interesting life can be. So the journey begins for both of them, each on their own path. I wonder what the coming days will bring.