Homeschool Mother’s Journal: August 31, 2012

Homeschooling was not the easy decision.  Having my children home all day and being the one ultimately responsible for their education is not the easy choice.  We chose to homeschool our children because we felt it was the absolute best option for them.  We felt that we would be better able to customize their education to their needs and interests.

We’ve had such fluidity to our days with our children as infants that transitioning to a more structured day has been a struggle.  I think it’s been hardest on mom in fact.  Being at the end of our third week of school we finally hit our goal for hours!  I’m so giddy over this fact.  And looking back at our week it wasn’t as bad as I thought that many hours would be.  We survived, got our work done, and still had play time and time for errands.

Next week we start enrichment, piano lessons, ballet, and soccer too so that will make things interesting.  Little things that helped with hours this week were counting things like bedtime reading, helping cook meals, and reading time at the library.  Overall it was a successful week and I feel a satisfying sense of accomplishment.  I can do this.


Homeschool Mother’s Journal: August 31, 2012 — 2 Comments

    • We do a homeschool enrichment academy on Tuesdays. My sons go from 9am-3pm and take Science(experiments! yay!), Social Studies, PE, Music, Art, and Spanish. They also have holiday parties, grandparent’s day, field trips(with mom), concerts, field day, and class mates! But under enrichment I would count any co-ops that are core too. This table is something geared to what we are doing and should be modified for each individual family.