Every August is the same. I quickly realize what we need: we need to get back in to routines. My daughter loves the bedtime routine. My son loves to check things off of a list. Why not put together a schedule to keep us sane? A visual schedule to plan our day helps us keep focused throughout the beginning of the school year.
As a homeschooling mom, I am used to having my kids around all the time. But this summer has been difficult for me. Despite the gorgeous weather and essentially unlimited free time for Raisin and Strawberry, I have heard daily complaints of boredom. Can I tell you how much this drives me crazy!?
At the same time, I had a minor panic attack last week as I pondered teaching fifth grade and kindergarten with my toddler underfoot. How can I get done all that needs to be done? How can I teach when my son gets distracted just going to comb his hair? This is not going to be easy.