As a busy, work from home, homeschooling mom of many different grade levels, it can be hard to have a productive homeschool day each day. There always seems to be a pressing deadline, or an important appointment, or even a temper tantrum that can throw a wrench into our day. I get so frustrated when I look back on the week and feel like we didn’t get much accomplished.
I am so glad that I am not alone in this. I found the greatest inspiration and encouragement from Homeschooling With Dyslexia. She has a great way to make it seem like you were productive, even if you had to stop a million times in the day to tackle other things. She uses a method called a minimum viable homeschool day. In a nutshell, this means deciding the minimum amount of school work that you need to get done in a day to make yourself feel like you have done well and been productive. I absolutely love this idea! You can find more about this method to help you to have a more productive day here.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!