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Settling into a Simple Homeschool Routine

settling into homeschool routines the easy way -hope for homeschooling moms

I am a relatively organized person.  And I would have thought that would extend into my homeschooling experience.  But in the midst of starting homeschool for my girls I had two little ones underfoot.  Add to that the fact that homeschooling can be a complete upheaval of all homemaking routines. I spent the first 2 and a half years of homeschooling floundering without a sure foundation to ground us.  Every once in a while, we would settle into a homeschool routine.  And then life would shift and I would no longer have my feet underneath me.

It was, in short, a struggle.  Some things would get done regularly.  Other things would get put off for another day (Ahem…1st grade math…ahem).  And my kids knew that if they worked me hard enough, the whole day could be put off.  Often I felt like a homeschool mom failure.

As if the internal struggle wasn’t real enough, I also had two students who put up a MAJOR fight on most days just to get through the little bit we were getting done.  I understood that the early years of elementary learning are supposed to be loose, but this was not exactly what I pictured.  I needed a solution – on some days I thought I needed magic. Continue Reading

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