*This post contains affiliate links to products I use in our homeschool, see disclosure policy for full details. We have often kept up some sort of study throughout summer. We are a family who embraces learning as a way of life v.s. something more institutional and dry. Not to mention we live in Canada, so studying botany or entomology in the dead of winter (and -35 Celsius) just isn’t practical or rewarding. Until this year however, our summer homeschooling has been quite unstructured. This year I made the decision to truly embrace a year round homeschool schedule. We still make
You have weighed all your options, you’ve pumped yourself up and now you are ready to declare yourself a “homeschooler”! Feeling excited and at peace with your decision, you start to gather resources, plan field trips and set up your home to be a haven where children fall in love with learning. Even your children are excited! They start to dig into their History lessons, craft projects, and even fill their spare moments with exploring, self-directed learning, and fun, imaginative play. Then “that day” comes! That day where hour upon hour nothing seems to go right…nothing! Not only that, you
Are you swimming in your Holiday To Do List? Grabbing your coffee or tea on the run and feeling the pressure for everything to be perfect? During busy holiday seasons, or even seasons when family commitments abound and pile high on your plate, it is easy to be too focused on that looming to-do list. We can become so burdened with a whirlwind of errands, making the best Christmas cookies, or having the kids finish off their Math assignments before you declare “Christmas Break”, that we fall short in taking time to breathe and enjoy the season with our family.
Homeschool burnout … it happens. Even when we think it can’t happen to us, it can. I am not an expert, nor do I hold a degree in psychology, but I am a Mom. A mom who homeschools, a mom who lives real life. A life where laundry never folds itself and thus sits too long in baskets, where library books are sometimes overdue, where we have days supper has to be ordered in last minute because I was too tired to run to the grocery store. But also a life full of fun, smiles, hugs, games, toys and learning along
Preserving the Why and the Wonder in our children can help them be more creative, brave and successful in life. Who knows…it might just help keep you inspired too!