Abbreviated School Days When Life Gets Crazy

Have you planned abbreviated school days to fall back on when life takes a left turn toward crazy? Life does get crazy. Sometimes it’s genuine emergencies like car accidents or trips to the hospital. Sometimes you just have a day when you have to grocery shop, get 3 kids to the dentist, and have invited company for dinner. These are the days when schooling takes a back seat to life. I guarantee these days are coming. By planning ahead and writing down three simple learning activities your kids can do by themselves, you can fit in an abbreviated school day even when life gets crazy. Continue reading “Abbreviated School Days When Life Gets Crazy”

Mother Culture

Do you ever feel like your homeschool mamma brain is turning to mush? You need to find something you love, that develops your mind or develops new skills. That’s Mother Culture. It’s a chance to be a grown-up even if you spend all day with people under five feet tall. I joke that it helps me feel human.  If you find something to do each day that incorporates discipline, delight, and growth, you’ll be surprised by how satisfied and happy you are. Continue reading “Mother Culture”

Why Homeschool Moms Should Always Schedule Nap Time

Homeschool moms should always schedule nap time into their days. Nap time is good for everyone from infant to teenager. Even over-worked moms need a break. You don’t have to actually nap, in fact we don’t nap at all anymore. Call it a reading time or quiet time. We call it rest time and we use it to read. When I told my kids the topic of this post they laughed saying it’s my favorite topic. My husband regularly teases me (in a sweet way) about my one hour off every afternoon.  But I endure it all because it is my favorite time of day and I am adamant about fitting it in. A one hour time block set aside to rest is an intentional component of our daily schedule – and I think you should try it too. Continue reading “Why Homeschool Moms Should Always Schedule Nap Time”