February in Review

Toward the end of each month, I post a review of my goals, what I'm currently reading, a homeschool update, as well as other tidbits of information. I hope you like these monthly posts, they are usually well received. Let me know if you'd like to see other information in this roundup!

February Goals

You can find all of my 2020 goals here. Here are my February goals with updates:
  • Daily: Up by 7:30 | For one week I did great, but then I started struggling to sleep and dove back into my old sleep habits. This goal has been so difficult to be consistent with. But I want it!
  • Daily: Drink 3 water bottles | I had a 9 day stretch where I met this goal! I was pretty impressed with myself! Other than that it's been on and off.
  • Weekly: Spend time with each child individually | I didn't achieve this goal perfectly, but I am becoming more aware of just looking for times to spend individually with each child.
  • Weekly: Family fun or Bucket List | We missed one week, but otherwise have been enjoying more time together!
  • Weekly: Move my body | I struggled at the beginning of the month, but made progress the last two weeks. 
  • Weekly: Read Memory-Making Mom | I missed one week, not sure why, but overall I'm loving this book!
  • Weekly: Listen to a homeschool podcast | Met this goal every week! It has been such an encouraging addition to my life.
  • Monthly: Develop better morning routine | I didn't make progress on this goal at all.
  • Monthly: Read 2 chapters of The Storm-Tossed Family | Got this one accomplished.
  • Monthly: Plan next year's homeschool | Done! And it feels great to have a plan already.
  • Monthly: Make tax return plan with Michael | Done! And already beginning to execute our plan. Which I shared a little bit about here.
  • Monthly: Get our taxes done | Done!
  • Monthly: Have a date with Michael | This was so fun to accomplish!

Currently Reading

Homeschool News

  • Littles making progress with reading. I'm actually starting to see progress with my two little children. This is a huge encouragement and testimony to switching to The Good and the Beautiful's language arts curriculum.
  • Looking for ways to help with United States geography. We are all learning about the states one by one (which everyone is loving!), but I want to encourage geography and remembering where they are located. We've got a variety of maps and I've thought about "quizzing" them. But I want it to be more fun than that.
  • Upgraded our 7th-grade student to an Intermediate Dictionary. This is just a growing awareness of how our daughter is getting older. It's bittersweet. 
  • Pulled our 7th-grade student back to the kids section at the library. I had been letting her check out books from the Young Teen section, but I was growing more and more aware that the content was just more advanced (think romance and language) than I'd like to expose her to daily through her independent reading. 

My Favorite Things

  • The Library. Literally finishing this post at the library right now. It is such a good tool and resource for communities. We are blessed with a great system in our city. We love our weekly library trips. And I find myself here alone during my free time blogging. It's so hard to focus at home sometimes.
  • Amazon. For real! It is so convenient. 
  • Seeing my sister's pregnancy progress. It truly is amazing how we grow!

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