A new homeschooling year! Excitement is in the air as you open packages of materials and prepare for the best year you have ever had! At least, you told yourself that you and the children would do that this year. That is what you want to do—have the best year yet.
The myth circulating is that a homeschool mom is supposed to teach her children (all academic subjects, all day long), keep her home immaculate, bake bread twice a week, chauffeur the children to two activities per day, and still have time for her husband and her church. Right? A homeschool mother certainly didn’t start that rumor!
Regardless of false expectations from others and even from ourselves, a homeschooling mother does have more to do on most days than almost any other human on the planet. Disorganization adds stress and frustration to her day. Can she teach two children—or ten—and survive? Is it hard work? Yes, to both of those questions. However, when you PACE yourself, your job is much easier and less stressful.
Planning well does take time. However, it takes much less time to plan than to try to recover from the consequences...