For many around us, summer just began.
Our summer began about a month ago.
Yes, homeschooling does have its advantages.
I've been asked by some if I plan to continue homeschooling and the short answer is yes. The long answer?
Well, the long answer is that God has given us a peace about homeschooling and a real contentment with it. He hasn't directed us to do anything else right now.
I told a friend that for me it isn't "Are we going to homeschool again?" but more of a "How can I make homeschooling better for my family?".
Have I ever mentioned that I never would have pictured us here? Seriously. NEVER! Homeschooling families were always "weird". And once we had our kiddos, I started to look forward to my "break" when they would be at school. Sending our kids to school all day was just what was expected of all of us to do. So when God started tugging on our hearts to homeschool, I was more than a little surprised.
But I like this journey we are on. Altho, if I were really honest, there are days that are not easy and kinda wish that I could send them to school. I love the opportunity of being with my kiddos more, tho.
So, I have already changed some of our curriculum in an effort to find something that is a "better fit" for us. I am still in the process of fine tuning our daily schedule. I am also looking at making some additions to the expectations I have of the kiddos.
One of the things that I want to do is have a "routine" for the mornings - where we all get up and get some things done BEFORE school starts. Again, if I were to be honest - this is as much for me as it is for my kids. I NEED that routine because it is easier to be lazy if I am still in my pjs.....and have already lost myself into the black pit of the internet. ;)
Yep, getting the routine started early helps to keep the chaos from ensuing (too much)