I know what you are thinking…another homeschool mom blog? Seriously?If I subscribed to all of the best homeschool blogs available, I wouldn’t have a spare minute to teach my kids. There are some awesome homeschool moms who create very interesting content each week. I read alot of them myself when I get a chance. It is fun reading about other homeschool families and how they operate and organize their homeschools. But….I have a homeschool mom confession to make…I can easily get discouraged reading all of these homeschool blogs. In fact, it can down right ruin my otherwise good day. We can be rocking along with our homeschool routine and out of the blue I will remember a post I read on a homeschooler’s blog about how she reads to her children every day snuggled up on the couch. My shoulders begin to slump in desperation realizing I haven’t read a book to my children in several months! Neat and tidy spaces. Everything has a home and needs to be in it’s proper place. Enter four children, and that gets blown out of the water. I love my children dearly, but I do not like their messes. So I have had to learn how to relax in the last decade. Let’s just say, I’m still working on it. You see…last year, my world was turned UPSIDE DOWN. In January I had a biopsy and cancer scare (praise the Lord it was benign). In February, we were matched with a 6 year old precious boy through our adoption agency. In March, we found out we were pregnant with baby #4. Meanwhile, we had already started building the house in February so we couldn’t change our minds about that. In August, we moved into an apartment after our prior house sold and the new house was not finished. In October, we found out the guardians changed their minds about the adoption so the adoption was not going to happen (after months of legal paperwork). Baby #4 arrived in November. And two days before Christmas, we moved into our new home. What an eventful year! So with a newborn and a new house and coming off of a grand emotional roller coaster of a year, I sit here two months later amongst dusty boxes that have yet to be touched. The clutter is driving me crazy. I feel overwhelmed with all of the great ideas I have of organizing it all, but don’t have the energy or the time (with baby) to do it.
I hope this website will encourage homeschool moms. Not discourage.I want you to laugh with me, cry with me, and learn with me as I put my life back in order.
So here is my TO DO LIST:
- Get the homeschool room decorated and back in working order
- New realistic morning routine
- New afternoon routine to allow me allocated time to work on this website, build my Young Living Essential Oil biz, and grow my Wealthy Affiliate biz
- Create busy bags for my preschooler for school time
- Revise our chore list (since we are in the new house..love FlyLady for ideas)
- Revise and enter homeschool schedule for older girls into Planners
- Simplify my meal plans so I can stick to my Trim Healthy Mama diet (still need to lose 25 post-baby pounds)
- Schedule in my TTap exercises (no exercising happening at the moment….or even last year! HA!)
I might be overwhelmed right now, but I am excited about this journey towards getting my life put back together.UNTIL THEN….enjoy these websites that have tons of homeschool forms and schedules that I use periodically. I’m sure you will find something in these sites that can help you organize your homeschool.
Parents of bullied children often find themselves without options. It’s hard to send your child to school knowing that the environment is taking a negative toll. We all want the best for our children, and sometimes the best doesn’t involve school. Homeschooling is a...read more
Hey fellow homeschooling mama! I know how busy you are and I thank you for stopping by my little spot on the internet. Below you will find the latest event, activity, or news on the homeschooling front that I have found to help you on your homeschooling journey. Be...read more
Owning a small business is hard work. Many small business owners make little mistakes that wind up costing them lots of money in the long run. Keeping an eye on the money is of the utmost importance – it’s what fuels the engine that keeps your small business running....
There’s no doubt about it. Taking on a job can be one of the biggest life-changing events that a homeschooling parent ever faces. How badly do we need the money? How important is homeschooling to you? Is it possible to do both and come through for everyone that will...read more
It’s really important that before reaching independence, young men and women are used to doing the everyday things they need to in order to take care of themselves. These include the housekeeping or financial skills a teen should learn before they enter college or...read more
Sometimes it seems like the word “mess” is synonymous with “kids”. If you’ve ever found a mystery stain on your couch or stepped on a LEGO block while barefoot, you know exactly what I’m talking about. They just love making messes! I get it. Being a mom is tough work,...read more