Friday, August 30, 2013

The Hectic Schedule of a Working Homeschooling Parent

*POW! You're OFF

That's pretty much how I feel when I consider my homeschool and work schedule.

THE METHOD TO THE MADNESS

But there is a method here. One of Madness, Fun and Learning!

My work schedule varies but I'm the EARLY one and my Hubba is the LATE shift.

Days - Varies (5 Days) between Mon-Friday but we are changing to 4 days the 1st week of Oct- so if there's a bump in the schedule we adjust

Tools - Abeka DVD Academy disk and books, Workboxes, Teaching Textbooks, Youth Digital Game Programming online Interactive (www.youthdigital.com), TypingWeb (www.typingweb.com), and workbooks.

Ch-Changes: Tiger Lilly wants to add Japanese to her packed schedule O_o how will I fit that in? She doesn't like working independent really.

THE SCHEDULE

5-6am - The Day gig calls for mom

11am - Dad wakes up kids (either he drops them off at daycare or my MIL or BIG FAB FUZZ brother or BIG SASSY SIS are there with them)

2pm - Mom/Teacher/Driver/Sports Team Mom shows up after working her full day outside the home.

2:30pm - School begins. (Mom facilitates with use of Abeka DVDs)

3:20pm - Snack

3:45pm - Resume School

4:20pm - Snack

4:45pm - Resume School

5:45pm - Sandwich, Drink, And Fruit To Go

6pm - Leave for Sports (Cheerleading or Tumbling for Tiger Lilly and Soccer or Breakdancing for Speed Racer)

8pm - Home eat Dinner (Yeah, I know everyone says it's bad to eat this late, but hey have you seen our family schedule?)

9pm - Resume School (Dad Teaches  - using Abeka DVDs & Teaching Textbooks, Youth Digital) - Meanwhile mom is making lunches for everyone for the next day.

10:30pm - School's done (even when it's been a rough day early on, they seem to finish up by this time)

SO DO YOU HAVE A METHOD TO YOUR MADNESS?

5 comments:

  1. Sounds wild! You just hang in there and do the best you can and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! Having overdone it in my past, I know the value of sleeping enough, eating well, setting priorities, exercising, and taking the time to laugh with your family.

    Bless you!

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  2. Oh, it is, and many people ask me how I do it. But I have to tell you, I did this when they were in school so you could put in 'homework' time where there is 'homeschool' time and it was even more challenging because the kids were tired.

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  3. Wow! I'm impressed by your dedication to homeschool! I imagine you must get exhausted at times. I'll be praying for you! Thanks for linking up at Friendship Friday. Please come again to share your unique perspective and experiences!

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    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, I'll be needing them. But I will make this happen for my kids. Just trying to pace myself and remember it's okay to take a step back if I need to.

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  4. I am impressed by your schedule. We do most of our schooling at night, as I work full time four days a week. I am thankful that God gave me a strategy so I can still homeschool. Blessings!

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