- Toddlers find nail polish and paint the floor.
- Teenagers spend all day on social media and then need help on an essay late at night.
- Coworkers try to undermine each other.
- The paycheck runs out before the next payday.
- The power goes out and nothing in my agenda was able to be accomplished.
- Rainy and dark: flip the sofa around and look out the window.
- Teenager misused his time: sat next to him and helped him on his essay, hugged him tight, and removed his phone from his hand the next day.
- Paycheck runs out before payday (we really try to stick to our budget): made “depression meal” of Bush beans and hotdogs. Kids loved it.
- Power outage: great day! We went for a walk and enjoyed the beautiful place we currently lived and discovered:
We are going to identify each next week (homeschool impromptu lessons)
- Co-worker drama: prayed, really prayed (have you seen War Room?). God stepped in and saved the day.
Is homeschool not working?
Change your perspective:
- Take the kids outside. find something cool and then go learn about it together.
- Try notebooking
- Go to the library and find books related to whatever you are studying in history and science. Marinate in the topics.
- Go to discovery education or YouTube and find videos about whatever you are learning. (You’ll need to pre-screen them).
- Put the kids in charge of school for a day. They teach you!
- Cook a meal or dessert together to bless another family.
- Participate in a community event.
- Join a 5k run with the kids and train together.
- Visit you nearest museum.
- Go to the park, farms, beaches, caves, mountains, deserts, or prairies near you.
- give your kids dry erase markers and do “school” on the mirrors or windows.
- Tape their papers under their chairs and have them work lying on their backs.