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Scheduling — Fitting it all in  

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Let me just say up front: you CAN’T do it all AND you can’t fit it ALL in. I’m not sure what it is about homeschooling moms and that fact, but most moms seem to fight it.


They, or I should say, “you,” work so hard to try and fit it all in. You see an interesting book and think, I really should read this to the kids. You read or hear some curriculum expert say you need to cover “this” topic and think I can add it in between math and lunch.


Mom, you can’t do it all or fit it all in, so deal with it. You can’t read every good book, cover every single subject, and learn every cool instrument. You CAN help your kids enjoy learning (by not trying to cram in too much), however, which helps them desire to learn.


Just do what you can, fit in the most important stuff, like playing games with your children, and leave the other stuff by the wayside along with the guilt.


Have a great day with your children …


And be real,


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