Is it possible to be a dedicated homeschooling mom while still making time for myself as an individual (a girlie girl who likes cute shoes)? I like to think so. Follow along, and I'll let you know for sure.

Trust me . . . it's not ALL about the shoes.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Homeschool Classroom

This is our classroom. It's absolutely wonderful, and I couldn't ask for anything more. That said, we haven't set foot into it all week. Sigh.

In case I haven't mentioned it before, I'm a schedule girl and I derive great pleasure from checking things off my "to do" list. Now in my head, I know that the "to do" list will never (ever!) be complete. But yet I can't get rid of the urge to try.

I tell you this because in the beginning of this homeschool venture (yes, I know that was a mere eight months ago), I used to beat myself up about not checking off everything on our classroom "to do" list each day. And trust me, the thought is still in the back of my head. But, I think I'm making progress in integrating school into life. I've come to accept that the week that I'm teaching a co-op, celebrating two birthdays and preparing for Father's Day isn't going to be a week spent in the classroom. And I'm okay with that . . . almost.


  1. Jessica, me too, me too. I am disappointed that we haven't been able to follow our schedule or do our homeschooling much for the past week and a half, due to the Nebulizer, and my sinus thing-y, bday planning, recitals, Father's Day, Anniversary. OF COURSE I can't get to it this week, duh, and yet somehow it still bothers me. ;oP

  2. Reading that I think "Wow, I can't believe she's fitting all that into life!" - but of course, I'm the same way. You just don't notice how much is "too much" when it's your plate that it's sitting on. Seems like it would be a reasonable amount to do if the kids were off at school 6-8 hours a day - but of course, they are not. I wouldn't have it any other way; I'm just struggling a little with how to fit it all in. Try as I may, I just can't pinpoint anything I'm willing to give up (except for work, and giving that up could cause problems - LOL!)