We all get busy with our lives and sometimes forget to make sure that after we have taken care of the homeschooling and household duties to take care of ourselves as well. I admit it is really hard for me to get everything done in the day and then at the end of the night I realize that I didn't take even ten minutes for myself the entire day! I am so lucky that I have great support groups and forums that I am a member. Because even if its too late to call a friend I can always get online, and spend a couple of minutes (or in some cases hours) reading about what my online friends are doing. Or even reading up on the latest curriculum that they have tried out, because I have to admit something else I am a curriculum junkie! I have saved a lot of money just by reading the pros and cons that someone from my group has had with new curriculum. The current subject that I am looking for help in is spelling, and the options out there are mind blowing. I have my reliable online spelling games that my boys use at least three times a week, but since it is the subject all three of us are having problems with~ it is always great to get the low down on what others are using and why!
Every homeschooling parent/grandparent needs help and support from like minded peers. You can't put a secular homeschooler into a very religious group of homeschoolers, because the out come would be disastrous! So I guess that I am posting this so that you all will know that you are not alone out there! Please if you haven't been able to find a local support group to help pick you up when you need it. Find an online one!
I can relate to this. I live in the country and with such a large family I don't go too many places so my online buddies are great to 'visit!" I do have 2 married out of my 12 so life isn't nearly as hectic as it used to be!!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm happy to have met you.
You make a great point... we all need friends.
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