Monday, August 13, 2012

Preparing Your Life for Back to Homeschool

This coming school year is bringing many new challenges: I'll be teaching all five our children, it's our first year milking goats, I'm babysitting three days a week, our local co-op meets weekly(!), my oldest three are all involved in different sports, and the list goes on and on. I'm quickly realizing that my old way of running our home won't work this year.

The first thing that needs to be tweaked is our morning/breakfast routine. My goal for myself is to be up and my chores done by 7:00 so that way I can get breakfast started in a timely fashion. I've been pretty lazy this summer with bedtimes and meal times so this is going to be a painful time of relearning for all of us.  Our new bedtimes are 9:00 pm for the kids (this seems so late, but we have softball and church a couple nights a week and don't get home till about then!) and 10:00 for me.  
I like to let kids sleep till they naturally wake up but this year I'm going to have to force the wake up in a timely fashion so we can all eat breakfast together. My plan is wake up no later than 8:00 and finish chores by 8:30 and breakfast by 9:00. 

I also need to get intentional about our meals again. I have just been lazy lately! I found a super cheap place to get gluten free cereal and it's become a staple in our home. Lunches have been slapped together at the last minute with no thought or love put into it. I'm currently working on a rotating breakfast/lunch menu plan that will NOT change and that I will follow!! I'm finalizing our fall schedule and then I will finish the meal plan. 

Another thing that I used to do and I haven't lately is freezer cooking. I used to do a huge freezer cooking session before we started back to school. It made my life so much easier! I would do breakfast prep and an entire months (or more!) worth of dinners, so I could focus on getting back into the home school groove. I'm currently making a freezer cooking session plan which I'll share later this week. 

Are there areas in your life that needs reorganized or reworked to fit a new season in your life? I'd love to hear any solutions you've found!

This post is linked to:
The Modest Mom
Raising Arrows


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