Sunday, June 30, 2013

New Homeschool Curriculum for The New School Year

I was just telling my husband today about the homeschool burnout that some of us moms go through. I can't tell you how many times I thought in my head how much easier it would be to have the yellow bus come and take my kids to school.  Thank God for summers!  I am seriously needing this summer break.  I haven't even recovered yet. Ha.  I'm finally starting to really feel this much needed rest and now am going to start some organizing of my house and much needed painting.  We are in need of bunk beds, lockers, new dining table that fits our family, and a couch that also fits us.  So much to acquire!  We only buy things with cash so it just can't be done overnight. 



During normal homeschool days I'm just really focused on them doing their work and training them in lots of different life skills.  The house gets a pick up but not anything really deep.  This week I'm doing another sweep through the house.  Normal people probably only need to do this a couple times a year.  Well, I have to do it a lot.  There are lots of people in this house.  When it gets to where I can't keep up on the housework I know it's time to do another sweep of declutter.  So you don't think I'm extreme about it, until you see my house and how messy my kids are you won't understand why I really do HAVE to do it. 

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If you are just swirling and swirling around with the doubts of homeschooling yet another year, I'd love to encourage you to read this book called So You're Thinking About Homeschooling.  Amazing!  15 families that all homeschool differently.  I've already found the next curriculum that I think will fit best for my family size and we can keep up with.  The back of the book gives all the resources of what each family talked about.  I'm loving it!  Man, it really just takes a huge burden off my shoulders finding something that I feel will work for us better.  :D

This last week was a bit tough because my family was sick with the flu.  It started out with me and then each day has been a different person getting sick.  Instead of it just getting it over with, it's going slowly. Thankfully, it's passed over each person really fast.  It's only a 24 hour bug.  Yay! 
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