Keeping the HOME in Homeschooling – Part 1

Sometimes I have to FIGHT to keep the home in homeschooling.  I have to plan and preciously guard that home time.

If you’ve homeschooled for more than 6 months, you may understand what I’m talking about here. If you don’t homeschool, this is is the biggest fallacy about homeschooling… Homeschoolers don’t spend all their time at home!

In fact, there are so many opportunities that pull at our attention and time. In our house, just this year, we have speech therapy, cub scouts, sports, violin lessons, orchestra, tween girls, preschool group, art lessons, and Latin. And that doesn’t count all the errands, field trips, and everything we have to turn down that we might really want to do, but I have to say No to preserve my sanity.

I realized a few years ago that I must have at least one, preferably two days where we just don’t go anywhere, where we have no outside commitments.  I adore summer months where we school, but don’t have activities…oh those days are great, because we get to stay home. There’s no drain from going from here to there.

But I digress… the point is sometimes, we just have to schedule our days at home. And guard them. A few years ago, I came up with this system of making sure when I’m planning out the kids’ activities schedule that at least one day a week is at home, with no commitments. When you have a few minutes, check out part 2 for the details and free downloadable tools and samples

In the meantime, enjoy your quiet moments!

…Shannon

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6 Responses to Keeping the HOME in Homeschooling – Part 1

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  2. i took my art lessons online from some popular website and i do got a great art lesson package *:~

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  4. There are some interesting points in time on this article however I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There is some validity however I’ll take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as properly

  5. Cambogia says:

    The skin literally peeled off of Gather.

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