credit: Todd Wilson The other day on Facebook I shared a graphic from Todd Wilson (the Family Man) and really truly loved the variety of comments from you all! (No really – I do!) With the end of the year looming SO very close, there are days that we just want to be done. Finished. We are squeezing in testing along with wrapping up a few of the remaining subjects, but I will admit that it’s tempting to put one thing aside sometimes and call it good. And the truth is, we have done that in the past. (and
Recently I asked a question on Facebook of you all: What is your biggest struggle in balancing home and school? The answers ranged from “everything” to finding quality time with spouse, meal planning, and keeping our home clean. As homeschool parents, we have a lot on our plates trying to balance our homeschool time with the everyday happenings at home: meals, cleaning, shuttling kids, working, more feeding of the children, grocery shopping, marriage, and the many other commitments we have outside the home. It can seem like it never ends. Overwhelm can sometimes be an understatement in how we are
Some days it feels like we have been homeschooling F.O.R.E.V.E.R. and ever amen. The days seem to be on an endless repeat, kind of like the movie Groundhog Day, especially when the weather has gotten cold and spending time outside is nothing short of frigid. All the excitement of those nicely sharpened pencils and fabulous homeschool tools – well, that’s long past gone. The great news is, the mid-year slump doesn’t last forever. While spring is on the horizon and the promise of beautiful days tempts us, there are 5 ways to break out of the mid-year homeschool rut. Truthfully,
When I started homeschooling over eleven years ago, I had no idea that there were different homeschool teaching styles (or philosophies, if you prefer to use a fancier word). I just started on my merry way and a few years later someone asked me if we were Charlotte Mason or Eclectic. Say what?? Who in the world was Charlotte Mason and eclectic…well, that just sounded so scattered! Honestly, I had no idea what my answer truly was, and it was something that made me sit down and look things over (because my Type A personality just HAD to know).