My food storage prep is well underway! I am excited to have my storage room cleaned out and lined with shelves ready to be filled with food! I am now in the process of making menu plans and then shopping lists. I am loving the Food Storage site that is in my List of Blogs on the sidebar. If you need to get started in emergency preparedness, this is the place to go!! These 2 ladies have made a plan to accumulate 72 hour kits, 3 month supply, long-term food storage and car emergency kits in 1 year. They suggest things to buy week by week. Also, they have entries about making jam, granola bars and every Friday they make a meal completely from food storage items. Impressive!
I also am beginning to think about Homeschooling. Does anyone have any opinions about this? Can a normal parent do this? School is a scary place these days and I have really enjoyed being with all of my children this summer. There are so many programs for Homeschoolers (ie: YMCA, library, Parks and Rec) that the whole "socialization" thing is not an issue. Plus, this quote I read about homeschooling said something like, "Since when did we think 13 year-olds being with and learning from 13 year-olds was a good idea?" :) This morning, I asked Levi what he thought about me teaching him school at home. He said, "That sounds good to me!" We'll see if I am ready for this...it's quite the commitment. But I do LOVE not having to run around to drop off and pick-up!
Last thing, guess who is rolling all over the room these days? My 3.5 month old, Seth! Isn't this kind of early? I have been so grateful that all of my kids have been late movers. It makes life easier:) He is such a cutie!