I am linking up with my friend, Mom's The Word to participate in her Monday meme, "Making Your Home Sing Monday." It's a day when we share what we are doing to bless our families in our home. If you would like to join in, click here.
For many of you, your kids have started their new school year! Ours is quickly approaching and I don't want to start the year "mentally" unprepared!
Because of the homeschool program we use, our books and any material we need for all their subjects are sent to us. I don't even have to order them! Even all five of their lesson plans are laid out for them for the year (on the computer)! It's been such a huge blessing and a humongous load off of my shoulders to not have to worry about those things!
However, because of that, I feel like I can wait till the very last minute to get ourselves in gear! Well, I learned my lesson the hard way, and I know now that we are definitely doing things different around here this school year! But, first and foremost, I must take everything to the Lord first. I don't know how many times I've tried to homeschool "on my own" and the day was just a disaster. I have to rely on Him completely, 100%, or else we will fail, or rather, I will fail them.
So, in Making My Home Sing this week, I will pray about what kind of schedule works for the kids and I. I'm not one of those parents who say, "Get up by 7, and be at the table by 8!" No..so NOT me! However, that could be a blessing and a curse. I need to be realistic about our time, and how we use it. And how does that start? With ME being THE example! I don't want to start the first day of school with blinders on, so I will pray about it, and implement these changes A.S.A.P.!