Friday, January 11, 2008

A Day in the Life

Heart of the Matter is doing a meme on A Day in the Life of a homeschooling family, so here is my contribution. http://heartofthematteronline.com/2008/01/meme-day-in-life.html

First of all, you should know that organization, routine and consistency are not my strong points! I used to have a button when when I was a little girl that I absolutely treasured. It said, "PBPGINFWMY". I guess even then I knew I was a work in progress, and even then it was the cry of my heart: please be patient - God is not finished with me yet! I think I might need a sign in my home stating this! ANYway . . . we do have a basic daily routine, and it goes like this:

Waking - 9 am: everyone gets dressed, eats breakfast, does morning chores, check e-mail

9 - 12: schoolwork, playtime, etc. I work with each of the big kids individually while the others entertain themselves or work on their own

12 - 1: lunchtime, cleanup, play

1 - 3: Quiet time! Kids nap or have quiet time in their rooms, Mom sews, goes online, reads, etc.

3 - 6: afternoon chores - each child helps me work for 30 minutes and we get most of our housework done. Laundry, dinner prep, etc.

6 - 8:30: dinner, cleanup, baths, time with Daddy, bedtime

That's about it! Pretty simple!

3 comments:

  1. I am just amazed at who we all seem to have a simular schedules. I am really enjoying peeking into everyones schedules. :o)

    ~Tina

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  2. I am sooooooooo enjoying taking a peek at everyones schedules! Thanks for sharing yours.

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  3. I like the idea of having one kid work with me for 1/2 hour. Might see if this helps our afternoons. Certainly would help with the training of the younger ones, instead of the older ones doing it (which is so much easier!!)
    Belinda
    Lifestyle-Homeschool

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