Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Saturday, September 16, 2006

A study on The Lord's Prayer...seeking good websites

Starting Monday, I would like to start going over the Lord's Prayer with my 5 year old son.  He has it memorized, but I want him to understand what he's really praying about when he says the words.  I found this website so far, but I am wondering if any of you out there have any favorite references for this?  I would appreciate any suggestions! 

Friday, September 15, 2006

Exciting Times

I know that I already blogged about it, but after today I have to do it again.  It is so exciting to see how much easier and easier it is getting for Vincent to read words, even words he has not seen before.  It is also so cool how well he is doing in math.  I got him a 1st grade math workbook (he already flew through the K stuff) from Sam's, and he is just flying through that stuff.  He has a hard time sometimes with the number words, as with the phonics we are doing, he is just having to visually memorize those right now.  But even those, he is getting good at.  Vincent even did his first crossword puzzle today!  LOL.  His grandma is always doing them, and he is finally seeing what all the fuss is about.

Meanwhile, dh and I are getting ready to order the next set of curriculum from My Father's World.  I just love looking through their website.  For now, I plan on using at least through 6th or 7th grade, but of course, I (or more like Vincent) may change, so we'll see.  We can always supplement as well.  I just really like their packages and curriculum!  So far, it has been fun, and well, it's working!  LOL.  I guess I just like the style of how it's presented and taught, and the material itself is top notch.  Yes, I know it's kind of a weird time of year, but Vincent will be finished with K around the end of October (we did start at an odd time, but it's also only 26 weeks) and then we will get him right into first grade.  I'm not sure how long the 1st grade curriculum is, but I'm guessing we will be starting 2nd grade at the beginning of the next “normal” school year LOL.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Susan's Angel

Susan Godfrey has posted an announcement of her precious angel, who is now in the arms of the Lord.  May God bless her family and give them peace and comfort during this time.

Thursday, September 7, 2006


A lot of you probably know Susan from her blogs.  I have known her over the internet for a couple of years now, and she has been such a source of encouragement and inspiration to me in my faith, as well as in practically every aspect of my homekeeping.  After being away from the blogging world for awhile, I was devestated to read this today.   In the midst of everything, Susan's unwavering faith in the Lord is shining through in her testimony to how He is carrying her through this.  I have thought about her and her family many times since I read this, and have cried many times for her.  Every time I think about her, I send up a prayer to the Lord for Susan, her baby and her family.
Please, please, please pray for Susan and her family during this time.  She will be induced this coming Tuesday morning, and she will be going to the hospital Monday night.  Amy has set up a 48 hour prayer chain for Susan and her family as they are going through this.  Please visit her blog and sign up if you can.  Biblical Womanhood is gathering email notes, verses, and encouragement for the family, as well as any snail mail you may want to send to them.
But most of all, please pray for this grieving family, whenever you think of it.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Back to school???

Not really…I may have taken a blogging break, but we have been chugging along at school the entire time.  By the end of October, we will be finished with kindergarten (which Vincent would have just been starting today) and moving right into first grade.
The big thing is, reading is coming along GREAT.  Vincent is reading very short stories from his curriculum right now and it is so exciting!  I taught him how to do it!  Isn't that a wonderful feeling?  Now, I know if I can teach, anyone can!  Vincent is also doing really well in math…he finished up the kindergarten workbook I had got him, so we got him a first grade workbook, and he is just sailing along in that.  I love this!   We are both having so much fun .  I'm still just reeling from the fact that I TAUGHT MY CHILD HOW TO READ.  LOL.  I know so many of you out there know what I'm feeling.  It just gives me so much encouragement to keep on with this because I have seen that I can do it!
Heehee, time to get of the high horse LOL.