I'm not a doula, but a midwife. we are thinking of pulling out all the children to homeschool this year for several reasons, however, i sit here and think how stressed i already am and whether I can find the time in the day to get it all done.
is it OK for midwives to join in? i do visits on tues at the other midwives home and thursdays at my home. My dream was that I would do visits, my children would play quietly, get some work done, and then in=between visits, I would come out of my home office and eat lunch, read to them, take a walk, etc. however, what usually happens is everyone is fighting, they are running around screaming, the older ones feel taken advantage of, they interrupt the visits, not at all like I planned.
Then there's the actual births and postpartums, emergency visits, office work, etc. so I already ask my older girls and DH to help alot around the house, and we are totally ADD and disorganized as a family.
so I am wondering how others who homeschool and doula/midwife do it? What your schedule looks like? how many hours/week/month you are gone? how do you make up time when you are gone for 2 days in a row, things like that?
i am at a point right now where I am craving some sort of schedule, and yet, my husband (who works from home during the day and sees clients at night) and myself have picked jobs that are very much not schedule oriented. both our jobs and our course homeschooling require a lot of self motivation and determination,something I find myself lacking these days.
I know others do it, and I do believe homeschooling everyone would benefit our entire family, but i am just afraid that I am taking on more than I can manage!