I have a 10 yo and a 9 yo, and we added a baby into the mix in August. In preperation for the slower pace, I schooled them through the summer last year. While I have no problems with the kids playing outdoors (and encourage it!), I don't feel they need to be out all. day. long. Doing that did help. It took us until some time in October, I believe, to get back into the swing of things. Baby didn't really work herself into a predictable routine until the past month or so, which made things challenging. We are going to school through this summer, also, in anticipation of the lovely thrill of schooling with a toddler next year, and to also finish up this year's work. My kids do get breaks, such as the two weeks we just spent at my parents' house, and the week they'll be at their other grandparents' house next month. I'm actually looking into an online program, at my husband's request. He doesn't think I'm doing a bad job, he just wants to help out and give me a bit more time for myself (since he's gone long hours). Any way, long story short, schooling with a newborn didn't seem that challenging, just slower.