37 (and 2 days) Week Baby Bump Watch

The bun is still baking in the oven, although yesterday I spent 12 hours in false/preparatory back labour.    But although it was constant, it was not increasing in strength or in intervals.  Back pain is a daily frustration along with the stimulation of two young girls while I would like to rest and work through the pain.  The decision to homeschool for us is a great one.  Although it is a personal choice - also one based on research - I cannot imagine changing the rhythm of the day and pushing the Eldest Babe away just as a new member of the family is entering.  The Littlest Babe just stated today that she didn't want her big sister at school.  Their bond is crazy strong and the separation anxiety would be too much.

We officially start our intro to homeschool next week, which could be up in the air just based on the arrival of the Littlest of Babes.  It really isn't an intense curriculum as it shouldn't be.  It incorporates Montessori learning with regards to writing, reading and arithmetic with no pressure.  Our day will follow rhythms of breathing in and breathing out and will incorporate a lot of natural learning, play and fresh air and of course baking and art.  It isn't a strict structure and I have been working on some learning materials (as we cannot afford a lot of materials and I love crafting!).  It will work for our family, we believe.

Here are some of my fave Etsy finds that I plan on designing for this year's pre-kindergarten curriculum:

 Apple n Amos
 The Handmade Classroom
Tofufu Studio

Collette Bream 

And my Fave websites / articles so far to guide my journey:

Bleubird Vintage's Journey with Homeschooling
Zander Sherman information
DIY Learning Toys
Made by Joel

Hope all Mamas and Papas, regardless of their September plans, are enjoying their moments and happiness.


The Mama

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