Have you wondered what a day in the life of the Organized Homeschool Mom looks like? First of all, in spite of all my schedules and routines, no two days are exactly alike. Sigh. But, here’s a typical school day for me:
6:30 – alarm buzzes
7:00-8:30 – exercise, devotions, shower, etc.
8:30-noon – laundry, keep the kids rolling on schoolwork, write, edit, blog, check Facebook and email
Afternoons – we keep plugging away at school work on the few days we’re home; other days we have co-op classes, 4-H, gymnastics, and other pursuits
5:00 – panic because hubby will be home soon looking for dinner
5:30 – dinner
Evenings – out for various activities, more work on the computer
10:00 – watch TV and fold clothes or read
11:00 – crash
The kids’ schedules look similar, but they get up later (around 7:30) and do school all morning and part of the afternoon until they’re finished with their assignments. Then they’re on the computer, playing on the Wii, riding bikes outside, reading, or some other activity with friends.
Here’s your TRUE CONFESSION for today (haven’t had one in a while): my schedule is one area that I know needs to be worked on. I have many commitments and often feel rushed. This year one of my goals is to get my use of time under control. I know everyone is busy, but we all have the same 24 hours in a day; I need to use mine more wisely. Yes, I’ve read many time management books (homeschool and others), but the problem is finding something that will work for ME and sticking to it.
Q4U: If you’re stopping by on the Not Back to School Blog Hop, let me know so I can hop over to your blog. Leave me a note and tell me what your schedule looks like right now.
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5 thoughts on “A Day in the Life”
I am enjoying familiarizing myself with your blog. We began homeschooling one daughter in January and this will be my first full year with both daughters. I am taking all the things I learn and tucking them away. We begin 9/7!
I think your doing a great job of managing your schedule now. I myself would like to be more in control of my time but my husband has a job that requires 75% travel time and that puts the majority of our life's issues & needs in my lap. I love it, but at times it gets overwhelming. This is going to be my first full year of home schooling my children. I first acquainted myself with the concept when I relocated to NC from VA many years ago. I was following the \”customary\” route and re-enrolled my kids after the move. Looking back now I realize that was the wrong decision. My girls are 8,6,3 and I'm really excited to begin this new adventure!
I found you through blog hop, I was wondering where your feeds went…:)
Hello…visiting from the blog hop during in between time. Things are a little defiated from our schedule today with naps for little ones coming very soon…the older children finished their work early, so it has been play and reading for the past hour. Laundry is an ongoing need in this home of 9, so the washer in our home is always going in the morning…good weather it's out on the line and if not, praise the Lord for dryers. (For washers and dishwashers, too for that matter…great tools for keeping home.) ;-)Blessings in your homeschool this year ~
How do you do this and do school at the same time? I am homeschooling a 9th grader, a Kindergartener, and I also have a 3 y/o who joins in. I am taking college classes. It's crazy staying on top of things. 🙂