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This week I’ve been a little more ‘absent’ as it were from the homeschooling realm.

Having a few days away in Puerto Rico can do that to a mom. Getting that ‘itch’ for warmer weather…and just smelling the end of school time and summer break right around the corner.

And then Rick has been gone all week on business. My parents are in the midst of moving. My allergies kick in hugely. Strep hits the house. I get thrown up on….and another week without doing ‘school’ flies by.

Part of it KILLS me because the mental list-checker in me is on red-alert. In my mind I am now ‘behind’ two weeks in my plans and part of me feels like I might just get swallowed up into a huge abyss, never to be seen again.

Then I realize the abyss is something of my own making. And the beauty of me homeschooling my kids means it’s OKAY if we extend the school year or move things around. And {gasp} we can even do fun ‘school’ things in the summer to break it up a little. Every moment of life doesn’t need to be over-scheduled and it’s great to just relax and enjoy the moments too.

Just watch me!


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  1. Blessed Mom of 8 says

    Beautifully said!

    Sorry to hear about the sickness that took over your house…praying that everyone is all better now!

    The best part of homeschooling for me is I don’t have to live by such strict rules – unless I make them. Which I don’t. I love that we can miss a week and if not made up it is OK too. The children are still so young that being a child and learning to do it with grace is so much more important than anything in a book I can teach them. God has been so good to teach me about His heart for the children vs. the worlds.

    Blessings and enjoy “your” time!

  2. That is the beauty of homeschooling. :-) We started school almonst 6 weeks late (I wrote early originally, but meant late!) (nevermind the fact that we schooled 2 months into the summer because we knew we would be moving) nevertheless, I have felt the same way, and then have to stop and take a deep breath and remember that we home school, and that life is a part of that!

    I love schooling in the summer, btw, there are a lot of cool things you can do that you can’t during the school year.

    I hope everyone is feeling better and I pray that you will truly relax and enjoy those moments!

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