How do I balance it all? Sometimes I ask that of myself. Today I realized one of the systems I have in place.
Not only am I a wife, a (wanna be) athlete, and a freelance writer and editor. I am also a homeschooling mama. We homeschool for many reasons, which I won’t go into today.
But today I realized how I can make it all work (successfully). We use an online/virtual charter school as our method of homeschooling. Basically what this means is that my son has a “real” teacher he has to interact with throughout the week. His curriculum is already scheduled without my extra work. His materials are sent every August in boxes. All I have to do is review, prep and teach. And the best part: he has online required classes, which it is really cool to watch him work his way around the computer in his classes – the skills he learns!
Today I need to work on a story due later this week. I need to make phone calls. I need to learn about people. I need to prepare to be able to write tonight after my house is silent.
And the reason I love the way we homeschool. Today my son interacts with his teacher and his scheduled online classes. Tomorrow he interacts with his teacher and his scheduled online classes.
Three hours today. Three hours tomorrow. Three hours for me to focus on what I need to do to be a better me while making him a better him.
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