Q: How do you find the time to cook/blog/take care of kids/talk to husband/clean the house?
A: Liquor…..just kidding (kinda). Because I am homeschooling my kids we incorporate a lot of the cooking into school. While they are doing their work, I get stuff ready (pre-heat, pre-measure) and we finish together. The hubs works durning the day, so when he gets home we say hello and I get started on dinner and he spends time with the munchkins. Then we eat, bathe, read and bed (for them). Then it is our time…bow chick wow wow…just kidding we aren’t that cool. We watch our fav. TV shows then off to bed.
I try to keep up on bloging surgically throughout the day. When ever I have time. I don’t get much sleep. Late to bed early to rise.
As far as house cleaning……yea, that is a different story. During the week, my house is a complete disaster; and it drives me crazy. I am a neat freak. (and this is where my lovely sister says….no just a freak…love you ) I really try to SCRUB my house top to bottom during the weekend.
Q: How did you start your research on Homeschooling Programs and how did you organize your day to fit school in on top of…everything else?
A: Good one. I did a ton of research on-line (mainly just goggling homeschool programs) and narrowed it down. I requested a ton of info. Once I got it all in I just looked at what they offered. We do not go to church, so it helped to choose programs that didn’t have any religious connections. Then we looked at price. There are some pretty pricey ones out there. Ultimately the one we picked (Calvert) just felt right and it offered a program (for a additional fee) where you send in the test and someone else grades them….so I wasn’t the bad guy……all the time . In the program they included the text books, paper, answer keys (thank god), even crayons. Everything you could need (except for a few items for science).
As far as fitting everything in….we just do it. We know what has to be done and really some how just make it work. The program we picked works so well for us because they give you a manual that really lays it all out for you. Each day is laid out; it pretty much tells you what to say and how. Obviously it can be adjusted to the family.