The Home School Series - Finding Your Rhythm & Reward

This week ends our home school series. But I would be remiss if I did not include today’s topic. After you’ve prayed, done some research, and done some preparation what’s left?  Finding your rhythm can feel a little weird at first. But finding what schedule and habits work best is necessary and completely up to you. I like to read a variety of blogs and books to help me  choose what I think fits our family dynamic from year to year. Check out my favorite home school books for this year: Home School 101 - Chart the Course, Enjoy the Journey by Nicole Kennedy Green

Managers of Their Homes - A Practical Guide to Daily Scheduling for Christian Homeschool Families Educating the Whole Hearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson

Take your time and know there will be learning curves for mom, dad, and kids. Once you’ve established what works, stick to that routine as much as possible.

Now where is the reward in all this? This too is up to you. All work and no play is a set up for burn out. I suggest you schedule a time for yourself when you will be unavailable by phone so you can truly relax alone or enjoy time to relax with your family. Just as you schedule your kid’s classes, be intentional in scheduling time for fun and relaxation for you. I like to have at least one meal a week when I don’t cook. This is a one of the ways I reward myself after a full week. Decide what fits your needs, your family needs and your budget. Remember that God rewards those He loves. Setting a time for personal rewards is one of the ways you can love yourself well. Remember also that in all things, give yourself grace. Everything won’t come together all at once. But with time, dedication and seeking the Holy Spirit, He will help you, your family, and your home school have a steady flow!

Join my husband, myself, and friends as we pray for this school year this Sunday, September 6 at 8PM (EST)! Join our private Facebook group to join! I believe God's power will see us through this school year and allow us to finish strong!

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