Menu, School & Goals for This Week

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I’m STILL a little overwhelmed with our new school year schedule. The kids are, too. The homework has been hard to keep up with because we have a class on Tuesday (which they cram for on Monday) and a bunch of classes on Thursday (which they cram for on Wednesday), and with our appointments and service projects – and the two very distracting preschoolers under foot, … well… it has been a challenge!

We have noticed that eating at home more, doing a little school over the weekend, and having a plan all help us to feel a little less like we are drowning. A lot of that falls on mama’s shoulders. So here’s my plan for our menu this week, and their school assignments due by this Thursday (they took Friday and the weekend OFF this past week – to paint pumpkins in the park and go to a sleepover), so they just started on all of this work this morning!

Here are mama’s goals for this week:

To Do This Week

Clean kids rooms AGAIN, and change out winter/summer clothes
Finish organizing book cases
Make Menu/ Eat at home except for Thursday
Clip coupons and clean out coupon folder
Vacuum upstairs & Down AGAIN
Therapy apt. Monday
All day one-day classes, American Heritage Girls Camp Out this weekend
Review nominations & help set up voting polls for the Homeschool Blog Awards
Early Vote
Reformat my laptop AGAIN
Figure out why the iPhone isn’t charging (Apple Store Thursday)
Get November Ads up for the Post, schedule the week’s posts
Remind husband to get his parent safety certification for the upcoming camping trip
Plan a possible girl hang-out weekend (plotting and scheming)… BUMMER, fell through

Crazy week, as usual. We just keep on truckin’.

Chicken Taco Roundup - with beans and Spanish rice, of course...

And as for the menu planning:

This Week’s Menu

B: Cereal

L: Tuna Sandwiches, Apples, Crackers, Leftover Pizza (and then a snack/2nd Lunch in the drive thru at McDonald’s on the way home from our appointment – ugh!)

D: Chili’s Enchildada Soup

B: Eggs, blueberries, Green Tea

L: Mac N Cheese, Salad & Avocado

D: Leftovers or Breakfast Night (daddy makes oatmeal or mama makes pancakes, just depends)

B: Blueberry Banana Smoothies (from Pinterest)

L: Turkey, Cucumber, Hummus Lettuce Wraps (from Pinterest)

D: Spinach Artichoke Pasta (from Pinterest) and Honey Rosemary Chicken

Dessert: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

B: Breakfast Tacos (out)

L: Lunch with Mom (out)

D: Dinner with Kids in between events (out)

B: Cereal

L: Grilled Gruyere & Mushroom Cheese Sandwiches (or regular grilled cheese for sissies – er, the kids) – (from Pinterest) + Corn Salad

D: Tuscan Home Fries + Cauliflower Gratin with Parmesan and Nutmeg (both from Pinterest)

Dessert: Leftover cake

B: Waffles, Turkey Sausage

L: Mushroom Soup (from Pinterest)

D: Crock Pot Chicken Tacos with Guacamole (from Pinterest), Refried beans and chips with home made salsa de fuego

{ You know, if these recipes sound intriguing, you can always check out my Pinterest boards by clicking below! }


B: Cereal or Yogurt with berries or granola (possibly some Turkey Bacon, too)

L: Lazy Day Casserole: Sausage, Potato, Carrot, Onion, Peppers (from Pinterest)

D: “Musko” – everything ‘must go’ – dinner (whatever is left in the fridge by Sunday is fair game)

Dessert: Soft Almond Sugar Cookies (from Pinterest)

B: Cereal

L: Personal Pizzas and Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chick Peas (from Pinterest)

D: Cream Cheese Grits (from Pinterest) and Turkey Bacon

B: Eggs, Blueberries & Green Tea

L: Baked Potato Soup

D: Mee Krob, Thai Tea, and Tom Gai Soup (from Pinterest)

B: Petit Pumpkin Spice Donuts (from Pinterest)

L: Southwest Chicken Salad Sandwiches (from Pinterest)

D: Chicken & Cream Cheese Taquitos with Avocado Dip (from Pinterest) with refried beans

So it looks like we won’t be losing weight this week, or next. Hmmm.

Class Clown #homeschool

And then of course, there’s the homework. Poor kids are drowning in it.

Homework List & Goals for Big Kids


Literature & History:
(thru pg. 96) A Taste of Chaucer
Chap. VII History of English Lit.
Chap. VI Age of Chivalry

(Thru pg. 120) Biology Textbook
Test no. 2
Test no. 3

Decide what to write about for three page report
Start researching

Days 1-4 of Homework – given on sheet by Spanish teacher

1 or more page in Altered Book

Math: 10 or 5 days of Math assignments Math U See (Morgan) Pre-Algebra, Teaching Textbooks (Kaden) Algebra

Drama: Practice play

Geography: State book work

Bible: Through week 4 of Beth Moore’s “Breaking Free” revised version, Video next Monday

Goals: Getting homework done on time, getting assignment lists done and in binders after class Thursday, getting up and ready in the morning without help, keeping up with chores without being nagged, not “parenting” their younger siblings.

{ What, who, me? Nag? Never! }

Coloring with big brother. #homefires

And for the little guys? More of the same.

Goals for Tots

Working on picking up toys
Working on not fighting over toys
Working on better nap and bedtime routines
Working on weaning from morning nursing
Working on expanding the foods that the 1 yo eats (he has a cracker and “tootie”/cookie fetish)
Flash Cards, Reading Together & mom to implement more preschool ideas soon (researching)

Sprinkle me with super-mom dust and watch me soar.

{ That translates to: Please PRAY for me. }

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  1. Martha says

    Wow…..impressive! Here I’ve given up planning study schedules or food. We just go with the flow…