I have really struggled this week to keep my priorities straight! I have been on a whirlwind roller coaster ride. I will find a way to maintain a balance, but that means letting some things fall away. As a homeschooler, I am beginning to realize that other things MUST and SHOULD take a backseat. It is a great thing to homeschool, but so hard to juggle it all!! The whole reason I set out on this journey was to teach my kids, enjoy them and really know them which would allow me to help them to choose the paths for their lives. If I am busy, stressed out and screaming-that doesn't exactly accomplish my goals.
God is in the little details and I am trying to realize that! Share your biggest homeschool struggle and what you do to tame the beast when he attacks your life. If you don't homeschool, the question remains the same, just leave out the homeschool!
My biggest struggle is the calendar. With five of us, there is much to keep track of. We only have one and try to keep all things on there. Some things are optional and those are often allowed to pass without our involvement. When we have a day without commitments, we very often will break away for spontaneous family outings. I am thankful for a hubby who feels that is so important. A whole lot of those outings are my kids favorite memories. The day to day scheduling is hardest. What time and what order to do things. It is kind of like a budget in that things always have to be readjusted to suit our needs better. My goal is for scheduling to be a gift, not something we are slaves to. When I find that "magic" schedule, I
promise to share. (And the budget and menu too for that matter!)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!