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#31 of 35 Old 02-25-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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DO NOT compare your kids to other homeschooled kids & don't compare yourself to other homeschooling Moms.

This goes along with looking at those beautiful blogs where the mom makes everything in the house, has time & energy for 6-10 crafts a day, reads to her children, bakes, does lessons with her kids, makes a quilt & meanwhile her entire dining room table has been turned into Mesopatamia & it's gorgeous. (Can you tell I'm jealous too?)

Just enjoy the journey, it'll be over before you know it.
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don't be a fraid to outsource or homeschool with out being home very often....
my dd( 6.5) attends a very part time co-op school (3 mornings a week) while i have a paid position in the same co-op school. in the afternoons i work at an arts based afterschool program that is attended by ps kids and hs kids. i need to work and i feel very blessed that my jobs allow me to bring both children (ds is 2) and allow them to learn and explore and be social while i am being paid. sometimes the schedule feels a bit intense....but it would only be more so if i was carting one off to school and the other off to day care 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. AND on the 4 days we are home we pack in more learning than a ps kid gets in a month (just guessing). like today when my dd sat and did TWENTY pages in her singapore math workbook....b/c she LOVES it and then we walked to the library where they read for an hour, stopped in at our fire station on the way home where we were given an awesome spontanious tour and demo, came home and she sewed and embriodered for an hour, and then read and colored and played with her brother for the rest of the night.
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DO NOT surf around in homeschool blogs & get totally overwhelmed by all the super awesome ideas & homeschool activities out there! Just create a list at the beginning of each year of what your goals are for the year, and try to stick to it. And don't worry if you don't have a gorgeous school room/art room/display of the universe room in your house like some bloggers do. Try not to be jealous! LOL

Can you tell I speak from personal experience?

Chrissy, lucky mama to Noah (9), Lilah (6), Rowan (3) and Laney (1).
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Surround yourself with other homeschool moms that "get it". If ALL of your friends send their kids to school and you're the only homeschooler in your bunch, then (imo), it makes things harder.

School is your home and home is your school. Work it!

Here's me I married then we had dd15 , dd11 , ds10 , and then and now we and I blog!
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