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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thriving When Little Ones are Added to your Homeschool

It seems that we have been homeschooling for a while now:) This year my children will be: 8th grade, 6th grade, 3rd grade, age 3 and age 1. As I'm taking time out to plan this year's academics and our days, I'm not as worried about academics. They are important to us and we have strong opinions. The question upon my heart is how to balance the instruction of my "older" children with the care and nurture of my "littles." they are both important to me, yet there is only one of me.

This has been weighing heavy on my heart. I don't want to ask my older children to train and "raise" my younger.
There is alot that has to happen each day for this overflowing house of 7 to function. I don't want to miss out on the limited time I have with either...I came accross a ministry today that seems to understand the balance that I want to achieve.
Values Driven I am really excited about the book that they describe this way:

As a homeschool Mom, you've probably asked yourself some of these questions:

>> How do you homeschool older children and adequately nurture your little ones?

>> Is it possible to keep a clean house, raise infants and toddlers, homeschool--and more?

>> Can you successfully "do it all" and enjoy doing it?

As a homeschooling mom, your day is full . Juggling home management, family, ministry, often work-at-home, and your children’s education is a challenge. When you add infants and toddlers into the mix, things can get downright hectic. The Growing Homeschool can help you not only survive, but thrive!

You will discover the difference between balance and integration, and how to leverage both for maximum effectiveness. Learn from an experienced, but in-the-trenches homeschool mom of six how to prioritize, develop a workable routine, address the needs of different ages and stages of children, homeschool with greater ease, keep the little ones productively occupied during school time, and—most importantly—continually focus on the things that are of greatest value to God.

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Will you check it out with me?

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