Day 3 - The Day My Alarm Failed
Day 4 - Mommy Work Day
Day 5 - Saturdays
Day 6 - Sunday's Are For Rest
Day 7 - Distract of the Dog
Day 8 - Terrible Tuesday
Day 9 & 10- Last Full Day
Day 11 & 12 - Family Workout Weekend
Day 13 - Chicken Breast Parmesan Bake
So, starting tomorrow (Wednesday, October 1), I will be sharing my raw life as a homeschooling mom of many for 31 days. My hope is to give people a realistic picture of what being a homeschool mom of many children really looks like.
Believe me when I say I have the ideal in my head, but reality doesn't always play out that way. I have our schedule and our lesson plans but this isn't just about homeschooling.
Homeschooling takes up a large (very large) chunk of my day. But I am also a work at home mom and I have to make time for my clients as well. If you don't work at home, don't let that discourage you from following along. I do not work full time hours. My working hours simply replace some of my own free time. I really enjoy what I do, so I don't necessarily consider it "work".
So, here is how I am going to set my posts up so they don't feel all over the place.
I will do a few hour by hour posts throughout the month.
I am going to try and focus on a theme each day. However, if a theme fails to really present itself, I will just write about our day.
It will be a journal of sorts, and I will get personal into my own heart and struggles and write them publicly.
I will write in *almost* real time. What you read on a given day will be words from the day before. So I have not pre-written these posts for the month. I will write them as each day comes and goes.
Today is my 14th wedding anniversary, so tomorrow's post will reflect what we did today as a family. I can tell you right now that I've canceled our lessons for the day in order to celebrate. :D
I will use my own photos as much as possible to offer a realistic picture rather than a stock image.
I will not worry about word count. Some posts will be longer than others and others may be short and sweet. They will ebb and flow with life within these 31 days.
You may find me sharing tips and recipes I use throughout the month as well. I honestly have no set plans or goals which is probably a huge no-no! Ha ha! I just want to write and be helpful where I can. But I will do my best to present the days in a way that will be helpful for you and easy to read.
October offers me a unique opportunity to share my experience at the Allume Conference--so I will be leaving my family for 4 days. Something I only do once a year.
So...here we go!
Oh and be sure to get your ticket for the Homemaking From Scratch conference coming up October 7th-9th. If you purchase your ticket before the conference dates, you'll get over $200 of homemaking resources FREE. I will be speaking on Biblical Motherhood. Would love for you to join us! Click below for a full spread of topics, speakers, and the free resources.