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Teach by Example ~ Mom School (Week 2)

I'm excited week 2 of Mom School, teaching our children by example was a lot of fun. I enjoyed diving into a stack of books that I had selected. I didn't read from all of them this week but did finish Who Moved the Cheese?
Mom School ~ Teach by Example
I learned that we should be aware of things changing. I don't like change so this was a good book for me to read and I'm going to reread it to Lance via the kid's version. I believe being "aware" and expecting or knowing and preparing for change ~ that it's a good trait to have so we don't get stuck "waiting" for the cheese to come back. Sometimes I can be so stubborn with not wanting things to change, for instance with my kiddos, they are all growing up. I can either accept it or waste time (which is super precious) wishing that they would stay little. Now that would be a pity. Instead of enjoying their young adult-ness (my own word) I'm wallowing in my "no cheese" zone not wanting things to change.

This week I actually used two student journals. I added the Winter Boys Journal as well. It's pretty similar to the Winter Girls Journal but I thought since it belonged to my boys it would resonate better with them when seeing mom use it.

This page was completed in the Winter Girl Journal. I had just finished reading from Teaching from Rest.
I wanted to share pages from the Winter Boy Journal but I couldn't find it this morning (Monday). It's been a busy week of packing, (yes we are moving!!!) so it's probably under a box or something. In the journal I used the Math Time pages with my boys. We practiced our mental math. I did it on paper and worked out the math problem while they did it mentally.
Teach by Example ~ Mom School
I carry my 365 Thanksgiving Journal around with me and I jot things down that I'm thankful for. I don't use this daily like I should but do use it at least four times a week. Some days I actually complete two pages and other days I may stay on a page for a few days.

Are you Teaching by Example and getting some Mom School in? If so, please link up below, you don't have to use a Thinking Tree Journal to do Mom School, just pick up a book or your child's book, read, jot down a few things you learned (maybe fill in a timeline, use a notebooking page, etc.) and show your child that you did a little Mom School.



  1. I haven't been doing too well in the teaching by example...I've just been prayerfully getting by with all the teaching. We are finding our groove though and that feels good. I'm hoping that winter sticks around a little longer because it keeps us moving through the book stuff quickly.

    1. Your children seeing you prayfully getting by is the best example ever sweet friend.
      I'm hoping winter will stick around too. The past few days has been in the 70 and 80's. Way too hot for winter.

      I'm just now seeing this post. I'll have to check and see why.

  2. Every Day in Every Way, for some reason I can't leave a comment on your blog. It is saying, "Comments on this blog are restricted to team members."

    Here is the comment I was trying to leave on your blog: Great selection. My sweet SIL introduced me to the book Silver Boxes, it brought a smile to my face seeing it in your stack of books!

    I'm also reading Different and Teaching From Rest. Both great books.

    I love how you added Kingdom's Dawn because your kids have wanted you to read it. I need to do the same.

    Thank you so much for joining!!!


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