I run my own business and homeschool. This is my busy season too so it's getting harder. I just try to do all of our school in the morning, then schedule shoots for the afternoon/evenings and weekends. I don't work on Sundays either, since that's the Lord's day. Although, sometimes I will show a client their images on a Sunday, but very rarely. I am still working on balancing the business and being a mom/teacher :)
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I do not work and homeschool. I was encouraged to homeschool by a woman who was single, worked as a nurse and homeschooled her 3 children until they were in college. What excuse could I possibly have to not homeschool if she could manage to balance such a full plate? I admire all who manage to do both school their children and work. I think you are doing wonderful things.
Mary, mom to 4 beautiful children that deserve a healthy and active mother
I work part-time and have 2 children. I am able to work around my schedule because I work 12-6 Mondays and Thursdays and then 8-4 on Saturday. So the days of the week aren't too hectic. I am able to get them half way through their school day on the days I work. I then have a college student come to my house and sit with them from 12:30 to 3:30 to help them finish up. My husband works for a junior college and we actually live on campus. He comes home at 11:30 for lunch so that I can leave for work. He goes back from lunch when the sitter shows up at 12:30. He gets off work at 3:30. It's a system that has worked pretty well for us. The only problem I have come across is the majority of last year a co-worker of mine was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and it threw our whole routine into total chaos! I was pulling a lot of crazy days and hours. When she finished her treatments, life returned to normal for about 3 months. Then she announced she was pregnant with twins! But, thank goodness she had the babies during the summer months and my schedule just recently returned to normal just in time to start school this fall. We'll see how long normalcy lasts....I just cross my fingers and hope! teeheehee!
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current weight: 147.6
Fitness Minutes: (375) Posts: 3 8/17/12 11:29 A
I work at home, I am in school and I am a mom of 8- 6 are "school" age. Prioritize- look at your states requirements make sure those are met. Next what is most important to you and your husband that your son learn. Also what does he enjoy?
Don't discount learning how to help around the house as "school" time.
My son will be starting 3rd grade and has ADHD so he needs someone to help keep him focused. This makes it hard to get anything else done. Housework is definitely the thing that suffers most--along with sleep. I work early in the am so I can be home in the afternoon. Hubby is home now so he does some of it before I get home. Adjusting to his housekeeping ideas has been the hardest LOL!
I am thinking about trying Switched on Schoolhouse with him for just a subject or two. I used it for his older brother (now 25) and it worked well for him.
I work at home, but I definitely work FULL time. I have four girls. The oldest is going into 8th grade and the next one is going into 6th grade. My third one was supposed to have gotten preshcool done this last school year, but we didn't finish it all so I won't be starting her in kindergarten until we get the preschool done. She is practically reading though and really *knows* all the preschool stuff. It's just a matter of getting through the book. Then I have a 15-month-old who just hangs out all day. The older two are mostly self study and only ask me for help when they don't understand things. They are only graded on tests and quizzes so that is all I formally grade. We also supplement with music lessons, dance classes and girls' group. I think the biggest deal is to get everyone involved in the housework because between working and homeschooling the housework really suffers. But the older two both help with the dishes and the laundry and my oldest helps with meals and childcare. We make it and they still seem to be thriving. It gets pretty stressful sometimes though.
Pounds lost: 14.0
Fitness Minutes: (12,424) Posts: 613 8/1/12 11:28 A
For the past several years I have been blessed not to have to work outside the home, but I did want to reply to your post just to say how in awe I am of you ladies who do, and still manage to educate your kids at home. You're amazing!!!
Pounds lost: 4.4
Fitness Minutes: (74,757) Posts: 685 8/1/12 11:08 A
I work full time and homeschool my son (starting 3rd grade). I would love to connect with others in the same boat and see how you manage to "do it all"...LOL "it all" never gets done around here. Just curious if I am the only one....
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