knitting and reading

The hat is coming along slowly but surely!  I didn't have as much time to work on it as I had hoped this past week because I have been in the mad rush to finish getting ready for the start of our homeschool year.  Now we have started, and I’m not sure I am going to have time to work on it anytime soon!

It is a whole other thing to homeschool two children in different grade levels I have decided!  I know that there are lots of mamas out there that have a few more than two and they manage to do it.  But, as this is my first year attempting it, well, I am not sure how it is going to go.  I think as time goes on and my oldest is able to work independently, it will work out a lot better.  Right now it is a little more challenging.  It doesn’t help that the older remembers doing the math/writing/reading that I am currently doing with my youngest and wants to get right in there.  I’m sure we will find a rhythm eventually!

And that brings me to reading.  My reading has definitely nosedived this past week.  Well, I guess I wouldn’t say nosedived, I am still reading a ton, it is just all for the under six set.  Still enjoyable reading though, so that is a plus, but I will be happy when I can get back to my book list. 

Speaking of book lists, has anyone signed up for the Kindle Unlimited plan?  I just signed up for a free trial.  I probably should have waited until I had more time to look at it.  I know a lot of people are saying that you can just go to the library – and I do just go to the library…a lot.  However, I am also on a waiting list for a large number of books, and if this cures that, well it will be worth it.  We shall see if I continue it once I have to pay!  Would love to hear your thoughts!

What are you working on and reading this week?  Tips for homeschooling multiple ages welcome!


  1. Love the hat! I have been read that cookbook you sent me, love that! I think you are doing a great job balancing it all. Make sure you cut yourself some slack my dear! :)

  2. We are in the prepping stages for our homeschool year as well....I want to encourage you.....I will be officially schooling 5 kids this year with a 3 1/2 year old. Not sure how it gets done but by Gods grace it does! And I have 2 that have graduated and are doing great out there so hang on there because it is all worth it!! Blessings!!

  3. Hang in there! Deep breaths and give yourself grace when it doesn't all get done! I haven't started homeschooling officially yet since my oldest is only four but my mom homeschooled all four of us and actually I sometimes wonder how in the world she did it.

  4. I think home schooling is a very brave thing to do. Especially if you have a few kids in different grades. I'm sure you will have a wonderful year. And the knitting will get done eventually! Cheers :-)

  5. I love the color of the hat. In terms of the Kindle, I haven't signed up for the Kindle Unlimited but my library system has a online borrowing program for the Kindle. You should check if yours does. If you can't get to the library you can at least have something to read. Sometimes you have to wait for books to be available. I rarely buy any books for the Kindle.


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