I admit, sometimes it’s difficult to make and stick to homeschool routines in. In this video I discuss the importance of having some structure even on days when we just don’t feel up to it.
It doesn’t mean we have to be a slave to our schedules- but just have a general idea of what our goals are, and go from there.
Here are a few tips I mentioned in the video:
Spend time alone in prayer
One of the first things that must be a part of my routine daily is spending time alone with God- before I face the family. Spending time with God is what makes my days go right.
I know it goes without saying, but get things ready for the day in advance. Organize their school books and supplies. Have a place designated for your kids can study.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
I love this quote and use it quite often in our home.
Have a daily list for yourself.
My list looks something like this:
- educating my kids
- meal-planning for the week
- relax and catch up on favorite t.v. shows
- take a walk
- read a few passages in my Amplified bible
- catch up on a few library books/ return a few books
- do my nails
Having my own list of ideas keeps me reminded that I still have a life outside of my kids- a life that makes me happy and joyous just to be me.
Have a list of ideas for your kids to do also
Sometimes kids just need a few ideas to get moving rather than complaining about being bored.
We keep a running list of ideas for my oldest daughter so that in case she falls into an “I’m bored” mentality I can simply point her in the direction of the ideas list, and suddenly there are so many things she can do.
I hope you find these ideas and tips useful.
Enjoy the video!
I’d love to hear your thoughts!