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Anyone in here currently homeschooling older child/children? I was in such a great routine before getting pregnant and am now not able to do anything but bedtime stories. Westen is really disappointed, because he LOVES learning and structure, but he's trying to be patient and go with the flow. I miss our learning times together.
 

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Can you ask local moms to step up and do some work with him? That might mean more than you can handle, so sorry if that's a bad idea. Hopefully you'll get some more energy soon!
 

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Yeah, when the m/s is at its worst there's really little I can do about it. We tend to school year-round anyways to make up for our relaxed schedule. I hope you're feeling better soon!
 

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Goodness I think we have lost our homeschooling Rythem almost all together the last few weeks. I was on bed rest, restricted activity and got sick and then got an eye injury that had me down for a while. If it has not been one thing, it has been another. My poor 7 year old daughter has been BEGGING for learning and I could not keep up. You should have heard her trying to do Math with her Daddy in Iraq over the phone last week. LOL How sad is that. I really understand how a pregnancy, a hard one, can stretch things. We also learn year-round and so hopefully she will be ready for next years stuff by Fall rather then Summer, oh well!<br><br>
Time to relax and grow and as the mommy also, try and accept what we can not at the moment change. I am sure things will not be "easy" when baby is here. This will be my third and I am having issues with that. Feeling like I have not had enough time with my 16 month old son and here we are having a baby not really planned for while Hubby is in Iraq and not due home till next year. What where we thinking not be safer?<br><br>
Alas, I will love baby I am sure and things will work out, they always do. I have to be easy on myself. So you too! Be easy on you! (((hugs)))<br><br>
Blessings,<br>
Kimmy
 

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When I was pregnant and homeschooling I discovered audiobooks - they helped a TON. I was unable to read with my older children without falling asleep but I found I could lie on the couch and rest and play with them while we listened to books - then we talked about them afterwards. Our library had lots of great books and it became part of our daily routine.
 

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Just chiming in from the Dec DDC...<br>
My nearly-9 yr old ds is the same as some of yours, he loves structured learning & I feel terribly guilty when days go by & I'm not able to give it to him!<br><br>
During my last pregnancy, we were living in a different state, & I decided to sign him up for one of those school-at-home programs. A teacher came out once a month & brought us more curriculum (she was *great*, she'd search high & low to find us exactly what we wanted) & take work samples. Now that we're in Oregon, I think I'll do the same thing for him for the next school year. We're going to try <a href="http://www.connectionsacademy.com/" target="_blank">Connections Academy</a>. I've heard fantastic stories and terrible stories about it. But, I love having someone else create curriculum for us, & bring it right to our door instead of my tired pregnant self having to find the enthusiasm, creativity & energy to put it together!!<br><br>
Keeping up with homeschooling while pregnant is not easy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/belly.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="belly"><br><br>
The audio books are a great idea!
 
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