Today Homeschooling Looked Like This

It was a beautiful school day.

The kids brought their blankets into the front room to sit on while working. After some lessons by me they decided to work in their workbooks.
We don’t use workbooks anymore, they’re more like fun coloring books for the kids now.

I don’t have time to think about blogging today. I really don’t. I’m procrastinating dinner by sitting down right now while the kids play in Brooklyn’s room. But I also don’t want to blog when Allan’s home so I’m squeezing it in!

I have so much to say and so much to do that I feel like my head is going to explode!
I handle it by simply telling myself to keep juggling.

My life is about balance. Every single day I accomplish so much while dropping at least five other things. The next day I’ll make sure to get those five things done and the accomplishments of the day before will be dropped. Balance.

Cleaning days, schooling days, baking days, fun days… every day can’t possibly be an EVERY day, a full on success day, but every day CAN be enough of a day. And take all the days and put them together and it’s a successful week and a successful month and that’s all that matters!

6 thoughts on “Today Homeschooling Looked Like This

  • I struggle a lot with feeling like my days were wasted. The last few days have been hard on me. I always want to get so much done and then it never happens. You have it right though when you said the days add up to good weeks, etc. They do. πŸ™‚ I think you do an amazing job with the kiddos and every thing else. Having small kids is such a huge job but so worth it at the same time. Love the pic of them all lined up doing their own little thing. ADORABLE!!

  • *Wiping sweat from brow* Whew! When I first attempted to visit your site I was directed to a generic Blogger page…the 2nd try brought me here. Hope that's a good sign. =)

    That is such a sweet picture with all the kids lined up in a row doing their work picnic style…and Ember supervising in her Bumbo!

    Your last 2 paragraphs are spot on! That's it exactly…always striving to find balance and recognizing the achievement of having *enough* of a day…love it!

    Hope your gallbladder is behaving better today!

  • Your photo really shows quite a lovely school day. Good job on that. And on being a great mother. Seriously, I don't know how you do all that you do. Balance is all you can hope for, really. So if you're doing that, you're way ahead of the curve. πŸ™‚

  • I agree, Janel. You're such a good mother, Ariana. You impresses me day by day with your kids. Lovely photo of your four babies, Ember is so cute holding her hands.

  • I struggle with the feeling of wasting my days too. I liked this post a lot. LOVE the shot of them all lined up like that, really cute. You are so right about finding balance and I've been trying to be better at that and not being so hard on myself for not getting it all done every single day. I tend to give up on certain things, like blogging when I'm feeling overwhelmed like I can't get it all done. Oh and the picture of you in the post below, I love it. You're beautiful, as always. πŸ™‚

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